Sep. 20, 2012

Python Hangman Game


This is a Python script of the classic game "Hangman". The word to guess is represented by a row of dashes. If the player guess a letter which exists in the word, the script writes it in all its correct positions.  The player has 10 turns to guess the word. You can easily customize the game by changing the variables.

Hangman Script

Make sure that you understand what each line does.

#importing the time module
import time

#welcoming the user
name = raw_input("What is your name? ")

print "Hello, " + name, "Time to play hangman!"

print "

#wait for 1 second

print "Start guessing..."

#here we set the secret
word = "secret"

#creates an variable with an empty value
guesses = ''

#determine the number of turns
turns = 10

# Create a while loop

#check if the turns are more than zero
while turns > 0:         

    # make a counter that starts with zero
    failed = 0             

    # for every character in secret_word    
    for char in word:      

    # see if the character is in the players guess
        if char in guesses:    
        # print then out the character
            print char,    

        # if not found, print a dash
            print "_",     
        # and increase the failed counter with one
            failed += 1    

    # if failed is equal to zero

    # print You Won
    if failed == 0:        
        print "
You won"  

    # exit the script


    # ask the user go guess a character
    guess = raw_input("guess a character:") 

    # set the players guess to guesses
    guesses += guess                    

    # if the guess is not found in the secret word
    if guess not in word:  
     # turns counter decreases with 1 (now 9)
        turns -= 1        
    # print wrong
        print "Wrong
    # how many turns are left
        print "You have", + turns, 'more guesses' 
    # if the turns are equal to zero
        if turns == 0:           
        # print "You Lose"
            print "You Lose

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