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

Joel Price
Joel Price
13,711 Points

Upon start and when entering a guess my game generates 10 'Strike: 0/7 messages before allowing me to guess again.

Somewhere along the lines my code decides that after I hit enter/guess it needs to print

_ Strikes: 0/7

_ Strikes: 0/7

_ Strikes: 0/7

Over and over again. 10 times, actually, before I can guess again.

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

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

        # take guess

        guess = input("Guess! ").lower()

        if len(guess) != 1:
            print("That's more than one letter! Try 'gain!")
        elif guess in bad_guesses or guess in good_guesses:
            print("You already dun that one d@wg!!")
        elif not guess.isalpha():
            print("When did numbers become letters?")

        if guess in secret_word:
            if len(good_guesses) == len(list(secret_word)):
                print("'Dun guud. The word was {}".format(secret_word))

    else: print("SAD! Secret word was {}".format(secret_word))
    # draw guessed letters and strikes
    # print out win/lose

1 Answer

Lukas Coffey
Lukas Coffey
20,382 Points

Your print() function is inside of your for: loop. This means that for every letter in the secret_word, you print whatever is in that print function, even if nothing is there. So say there's 7 letters in the word, every time the loop hits a word, Strikes: 0/7 is printed. Try taking out one indentation out from behind your print() functions and see if that helps!