Let’s continue building Hangman. In the game of Hangman, a clue word is given by the program that the player has to guess, letter by letter. The player guesses one letter at a time until the entire word has been guessed. (In the actual game, the player can only guess 6 letters incorrectly before losing).
Let’s say the word the player has to guess is “EVAPORATE”. For this exercise, write the logic that asks a player to guess a letter and displays letters in the clue word that were guessed correctly. For now, let the player guess an infinite number of times until they get the entire word. As a bonus, keep track of the letters the player guessed and display a different message if the player tries to guess that letter again. Remember to stop the game when all the letters have been guessed correctly! Don’t worry about choosing a word randomly or keeping track of the number of guesses the player has remaining - we will deal with those in a future exercise.
An example interaction can look like this:
And so on, until the player gets the word.
To write the logic of our Hangman game, we need a few components:
As a bonus, we can add the component of displaying a different message if the user has already guessed that letter.
Things to keep in mind:
'a' == 'A' in Python, the result will be FALSE! So make sure to do all your operations in either lowercase or uppercase.
Here is one sample solution:
The only thing I would change here is on line 9, change
lstGuessed to a
set(), so that on line 12, the
in check will be very fast.
As always, play on!