When it comes to playing Hangman on your BlackBerry there are a few options. Hangman Challenge arrived in App World this week so I thought I would give it a whirl. I have always been pretty poor at playing hangman and, as you can see in the video, nothing has changed. However I wanted to give this particular game a go as from the screen shots it looked pretty nice on the eye.

Once in the game I wasn't disappointed. Although simple to play the layout and the way it works is smooth and graphically pleasing. The color choices the developer has used are great -- even down to the Hangman Challenge icon that will sit in your menu. Hover over it and the image changes. Not revolutionary but a nice touch. If you are as bad as me at the game you will be pleased to know there is an option for tips to help you guess the word.

Hangman Challenge is free to download and well worth it if you have some time to kill. Both touch screen and non-touch devices are supported so if you are on one of the later touch screen models you have the option to use screen taps or to stick with using the optical track pad. I used the game on my Bold 9900 and it ran like a dream.

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