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

Puffy wuff
Puffy wuff
9,573 Points

I can't get this letter game to work :(

import os
import random
import sys

# make a list of words
words = [
    'apple',
    'banana',
    'orange',
    'coconut',
    'strawberry',
    'lime',
    'grapefruit',
    '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')
    # draw spaces # draw guessed letters and strikes
    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)

2 Answers

Kenneth Love
STAFF
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

It's been awhile since I wrote this course but I think this block:

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

should be unindented so the else lines up the if guess in secret_word: line.

Hey Matthew,

What errors are you getting?

Puffy wuff
Puffy wuff
9,573 Points

Hi Kurt I'm not getting any error messages, but it lets me win without guessing the right word.