Magic 8-ball written in Python


The Magic 8 Ball is a toy used for fortune-telling or seeking advice.

Magic 8-ball written in Python

In this script, I’m using 8 possible answers, but please feel free to add more as you wish. There are 20 answers inside the Magic 8 Ball, and you can find them all here

# Import the modules
import sys
import random

ans = True

while ans:
    question = raw_input("Ask the magic 8 ball a question: (press enter to quit) ")
    answers = random.randint(1,8)
    if question == "":
    elif answers == 1:
        print "It is certain"
    elif answers == 2:
        print "Outlook good"
    elif answers == 3:
        print "You may rely on it"
    elif answers == 4:
        print "Ask again later"
    elif answers == 5:
        print "Concentrate and ask again"
    elif answers == 6:
        print "Reply hazy, try again"
    elif answers == 7:
        print "My reply is no"
    elif answers == 8:
        print "My sources say no"

Exercise: Is there a way to replace all elif answers with something else?

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