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

John Oconnell
John Oconnell
13,807 Points

Game exits after user guesses a letter; not output. Cant figure out why..someone take a look please?

After two follow through's of this video, my game exits after i choose a letter. I get no feedback other than that, (doesnt draw, etc.) I have noticed that the check for guess validity function properly, I do get "no double letter' and 'must be a letter' statements printing, but beyond that I'm clueless. Someone please advice when able?

import os
import random
import sys

words = [
    'apple',
    'banana',
    'orange',
    'coconut',
    'strawberry',
    'lime',
    'grapefruit',
    'lemon',
    'kumquat',
    '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 can only guess a single letter!")
        elif guess in bad_guesses or guess in good_guesses:
            print("You've already guessed 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)
Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
Treehouse Moderator 56,263 Points

I've tested this code out locally and it works just fine! I'm not entirely sure what's going on at your end but you've done a good job with the code and the issue isn't there.

1 Answer

John Oconnell
John Oconnell
13,807 Points

I appreciate you having a look! Thank you!