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

Martin Kronen
Martin Kronen
525 Points

Getting error Traceback (most recent call last):

I'm getting this error in the Letter Game.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "letter_game.py", line 58, in <module>
NameError: name 'bad_guess' is not defined

Here is my code:

import random

make a list of words

words = [ 'apple', 'banana', 'orange', 'rapsberry', 'melon', 'lemon', 'bluebarry', 'strawberry', 'lime', 'pear',


while True: start = input("Press enter/return to start, or Q to quit") if start.lower() == 'q': break

# pick random word
secret_word = random.choice(words)
bad_guesses = []
good_guesses = []

while len(bad_guesses) < 7 and len(good_guesses) != len(list(secret_word)):
    # draw spaces
    for letter in secret_word:
        if letter in good_guesses:
            print(letter, end='')
            print('_', end='')

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

    # take a guess
    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 have already guess that letter!")
    elif not guess.isalpha():
        print("You can only guess letters")

    if guess in secret_word:
        if len(good_guess) == len(list(secret_word)):
            print("You win! The word was {}".format(secret_word))

    print("You didn't guess it! My secret word was {}".format(secret_word))

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,968 Points

:point_right: You have different variable name spellings.

Near the beginning of the program, you define variables named bad_guesses and good_guesses (plural), but later you make references to bad_guess and good_guess (singular).

You can choose what name you like, but you must be consistent with it throughout the program.

My "guess" (pun intended!) is that you meant to use the plural names but just misspelled them in the last few lines.