Hangman: The Video Game is an arcade take on the paper and pencil guessing game with two mini-games included. The player has to guess the letters of two or three words that make up a phrase. In between turns to guess a letter, the player will need to play the mini-games "Spinner" or "Go for It". "Spinner" randomly determines how many points the player earns for each correct letter guess. In "Go for It" the player will only have one chance to guess a letter right and a wrong guess loses the mini-game and resets the score to 0. The game is over after the player wins or loses.