Python Python Basics (2015) Letter Game App Letter Game Refinement

James Tan
James Tan
3,188 Points

Can't get a 'You win' or 'You lose' to print

i get this error instead

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/Users/james/Desktop/Folder1/letter_game.py", line 114, in <module> play(done) File "/Users/james/Desktop/Folder1/letter_game.py", line 86, in play print("You lost!") UnboundLocalError: local variable 'print' referenced before assignment

import random
import sys
import os


words = [
    'apple',
    'banana',
    'orange',
    'coconut',
    'strawberry',
    'lime',
    'grapfruit',
    'lemon',
    'blueberry',
    'melon',
]

def clear():
    if os.name == 'nt':
        os.system('cls')
    else:
        os.system('clear')


def draw(bad_guesses,good_guesses,secret_word):
    clear()

    print('Strikes: {}/7'.format(len(bad_guesses)))
    print('')

    for letter in bad_guesses:
        print(letter, end=' ')
    print('\n\n')

    for letter in secret_word:
        if letter in good_guesses:
            print(letter, end=' ')
        else:
            print('_', end=' ')

    print('')

def get_guess(bad_guesses, good_guesses):
    while True:
        guess = input("Guess a letter: ").lower()

        if len(guess) != 1:
            print("You've already guess that letter!")

        elif guess in bad_guesses or guess in good_guesses:
            print("You've already guess that letter!")

        elif not guess.isalpha():
            print("You can only guess letters!")

        else:
            return guess


def play(done):
    clear()
    secret_word = random.choice(words)
    bad_guesses = []
    good_guesses = []

    while True:
        draw(bad_guesses, good_guesses, secret_word)
        guess = get_guess(bad_guesses, good_guesses)


        if guess in secret_word:
            good_guesses.append(guess)
            found = True
            for letter in secret_word:
                if letter not in good_guesses:
                    found = False
            if found:
                print:("You win!")
                print("The secret word was{}".format(secret_word))
                done = True
        else:
            bad_guesses.append(guess)
            if len(bad_guesses) == 7:
                draw(bad_guesses, good_guesses, secret_word)
                print("You lost!")
                print("The secret word was{}".format(secret_word))
                done = True

        if done:
            play_again = input("Play again? Y/n ").lower()
            if play_again != 'n':
                return play(done=False)
            else:
                sys.exit()

def welcome():
    start = input("Press enter/return to start or Q to quit").lower()
    if start == 'q':
       print("Bye!")
       sys.exit()
    else:
        return True



print('Welcome to Letter Guess!')

done = False

while True:
    clear()
    welcome()
    play(done)```

2 Answers

Chris Jones
Chris Jones
Java Web Development Techdegree Graduate 23,913 Points

Hey James!

I can't see your line numbers, but I do see this line:

print:("You win!")

Try removing the colon and see if it works.

Let me know if you're still having issues!

James Tan
James Tan
3,188 Points

Oh bollocks how careless of me. Thank you

Chris Jones
Chris Jones
Java Web Development Techdegree Graduate 23,913 Points

No problem! It happens to everyone :).

Would you mind marking the answer as the Best Answer, if it was helpful?

Thanks!