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.
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#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 time.sleep(1) print "Start guessing..." time.sleep(0.5) #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, else: # 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 break print # 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 "