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Given below is my version of code for this problem. I am unable to understand what is wrong with it. It throws an error saying local variable 'guess' referenced before assignment. Please help. Given below is my code.

```import random

def play_game():
secret_num = random.randint(1,10)
count = 1

while count < 4:
try:
guess = int(input("enter a number between 1 and 10 "))
print(guess)
except ValueError:
print("{} is not a number".format(guess))
else:
if guess == secret_num:
print("you've hit it! My number was {}".format(secret_num))
break
elif (secret_num - guess) >= 5:
count += 1
if count == 4:
print("Game Over! My number was {}".format(secret_num))
choice = input("To continue the game please type PLAY else type QUIT ")
if choice == "PLAY":
play_game()
else:
print("Thank you")
else:
print("""too low.
Remaining chances:{}""".format(4-count))
elif (guess - secret_num) >= 5:
count +=1
if count == 4:
print("Game Over! My number was {}".format(secret_num))
choice = input("To continue the game please type PLAY else type QUIT ")
if choice == "PLAY":
play_game()
else:
print("Thank you")

else:
print("""too high
Remaining Chances:{}""".format(4-count))
else:
count += 1
if count == 4:
print("Game Over! My number was {}".format(secret_num))
choice = input("To continue the game please type PLAY else type QUIT ")
if choice == "PLAY":
play_game()
else:
print("Thank You!")
else:
print(
"""almosth there!
Remaining Chances: {}""".format(4-count))
play_game()
``` MOD

The issues is in the `try...except` statement. If the guess can not be converted to an `int` then an error is raised before guess gets assigned. Use two statements to be sure `guess` gets a value:

```        try:
guess = input("enter a number between 1 and 10 ")
guess = int(guess)
print(guess)
except ValueError:
print("{} is not a number".format(guess))
else:
# ...
```