# How to make a simple guess a number game

Let’s create a simple game where the user and the computer can play “Guess the Number”. The computer will randomly select a number within a given range, and the user will have to guess it. The computer will provide feedback whether the guess is too high, too low, or correct.

Here’s a Python script for this game:

guess.py

import random

def guess_the_number():
print("Welcome to 'Guess the Number'!")
print("I am thinking of a number between 1 and 100.")

number_to_guess = random.randint(1, 100)
attempts = 0

while True:
try:
user_guess = int(input("Enter your guess: "))
attempts += 1

if user_guess < number_to_guess:
print("Too low! Try again.")
elif user_guess > number_to_guess:
print("Too high! Try again.")
else:
print(f"Congratulations! You guessed the number in {attempts} attempts.")
break
except ValueError:
print("Invalid input. Please enter a number.")

if __name__ == "__main__":
guess_the_number()


Explanation Import the random module:

This module is used to generate random numbers. Define the guess_the_number function:

This function contains the logic of the game. Welcome Message:

Print a welcome message to introduce the game. Generate a Random Number:

Use random.randint(1, 100) to generate a random number between 1 and 100. Initialize Attempt Counter:

Initialize a counter to track the number of attempts. Main Game Loop:

Use a while True loop to continuously prompt the user for guesses until they guess correctly. Inside the loop: Get the user’s guess and convert it to an integer. Increment the attempt counter. Provide feedback if the guess is too low, too high, or correct. Handle invalid input (non-numeric values) with a try-except block. Exit Condition:

The loop exits when the user correctly guesses the number. Check if the Script is Running Directly:

Use if __name__ == "__main__": to ensure the game runs when the script is executed directly. Running the Game To play the game, simply run the script in a Python environment. The user will be prompted to guess a number, and the computer will provide feedback until the user guesses correctly.

Here it looks like:

python guess.py
Welcome to 'Guess the Number'!
I am thinking of a number between 1 and 100.
Too low! Try again.
Too low! Try again.
Too high! Try again.
Too high! Try again.