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# number game refinement

after finishing the exercise with the teacher everything worked well but it wont stop me after 5 trials it will just keep on going. the teacher didnt test it after modification can somebody help me why the 5 trial limit is not working.

```import random

#  safely make an int
#  limit guesses
#  too high message
#  too low message
#  play again

def game():

#  generate a random number between 1 , 10
secret_num = random.randint(1, 10)
guesses = []

while len(guesses) < 5:

try:

#  get a number guess from the player.

guess = int(input("guess a number between 1 and 10 : "))
except ValueError:
print("{} isn't a number!".format(guess))

#  compare guess to secret.
if guess == secret_num:
#  print hit/miss.
print("you got it! my number was {}".format(secret_num))
break

elif guess < secret_num:
print("my guess is higher than {}".format(guess))

else:
print("my guess is lower than {}".format(guess))

else:
print("you didnt get it my number was {}".format(secret_num))
guesses.append(guess)

play_again= input("do you want to play again? Y/n")

if play_again.lower() != "n":
game()

else:
print("bye")

game()
```

Hi Abdallah El Kabbany, the length of your `guesses` list only grows in the `else` block where you reveal the answer and then append the guess. The `append` should be inside the `while` loop (but not inside the `if`/`elif`/`else` blocks), but the answer reveal would be outside the `while` loop, since you obviously only want to do that once the loop ends. This means you won't need that `else` where you do those two things.

You would also want to check that they ran out of guesses before telling them they didn't get it...

Here's a working version with my suggested changes (and cleaned up formatting):

```import random

#  safely make an int
#  limit guesses
#  too high message
#  too low message
#  play again

def game():
#  generate a random number between 1 , 10
secret_num = random.randint(1, 10)
guesses = []

while len(guesses) < 5:

try:
#  get a number guess from the player.
guess = int(input("guess a number between 1 and 10 : "))

except ValueError:
print("{} isn't a number!".format(guess))

#  compare guess to secret.
if guess == secret_num:
#  print hit/miss.
print("you got it! my number was {}".format(secret_num))
break

elif guess < secret_num:
print("my guess is higher than {}".format(guess))

else:
print("my guess is lower than {}".format(guess))

guesses.append(guess)

if len(guesses) == 5:
print("you didn't get it my number was {}".format(secret_num))

play_again = input("do you want to play again? Y/n : ")

if play_again.lower() != "n":
game()

else:
print("bye")

game()
```