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

Syntax Error?

I have watched the video and typed this code line by line till I know it by heart. From following Kenneth during the video it appears as though I have followed him line by line. "What have I missed?" Message I am receiving: 'SyntaxError: invalid syntax' Any hints would help..., game fails to start.

import random

# make a list of words
words = [

while True:
    start = input("Press enter/return to start, or enter Q to Quit.")
    if start.lower() == 'q':
        # pick a 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 guessed letters, spaces, and strikes
        for letter in secret_word:
            if letter in good_guesses:
                print(letter, end='')
                print('_', end'')

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

        #take guesses
        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 print letters!")
            #print out win/lose
        if guess in secret_word:
            if len(good_guesses) == 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))

2 Answers

Reyam Marcos
Reyam Marcos
Courses Plus Student 10,367 Points

you forgot to put = on your else on your for loop.

for letter in secret_word:
            if letter in good_guesses:
                print(letter, end='')
                print('_', end'')

Holy buckets of water..., how the milkshakes did I not see that. Lol, thank you so very much.