How to Create the Hangman Game in Python

A Step-By-Step Guide For Teenagers and Absolute Python Beginners


Anna is 13 years old. She loves to play computer games.

In fact, she wants to finish school ASAP because she dreams of becoming a game developer.

Her parents, her grandparents, her teachers – and even some of her best friends – want to support her. Unfortunately, they don’t have any experience with programming. For them, programmers need to study computer science FIRST – before they can start coding. That’s why they argue:

"Finish school, get good grades, study computer science, and in ten to twenty years, you can become a professional game developer."

Anna is frustrated. She wants to start NOW but she cannot escape the belief systems in her environment. She convinces herself that THIS DREAM is not going to be fulfilled for decades.

But how is she supposed to wait for twenty years before she can even start developing computer games? She learns, at an early age, that her dreams are so far away – she cannot even imagine reaching them.

She knows that a lot will happen in twenty years – and it’s unlikely that she will end up developing computer games.

Deep inside, she has given up her ...

... dream of becoming a game developer.

Fortunately, Anna’s uncle Robert constantly educates himself about coding in the popular programming language Python. Robert reads books, completes online courses, and reads programming newsletters online. In a Python email course, he has found this fun online coding course for teenagers and absolute beginners.

As a gift for Anna’s 14th anniversary, Robert gives her this 1-day hangman course.

After a few days, Anna has already finished the course. She is hooked. Her coding career has started. Not in 20 years, not in 10 years, not even in 5 years.

Soon, she starts developing her own mini-games – just for fun – and bootstrapping from the simple 20-line code basis of the hangman course.

In 20 years, when Anna will have developed many successful computer games, she will still be forever grateful to Robert for being the person that introduced her to the unbelievable, fun programming language Python.

Do YOU know someone like Anna? Or are you Anna yourself?

Then don’t waste any more time, stop procrastinating, and take the FIRST step towards your career as a Python developer (games or not). It’s fun.

Joining this course may easily be the best decision in your life. Here is what the course is NOT about...

  • … It’s not for perfectionists.
  • … It’s not for academics, theorists, and programming geniuses.
  • … It’s not a mathematically ambitious course on 3D game development, computer graphics, and user interface.
  • … It’s not a long, dry, and boring Python tutorial with endless lists of keywords, data structures, and an introduction to complexity analysis of algorithms.

While this stuff is important, starting your programming career like this is a sure way to lose motivation, drive, and ambition. That’s not the idea of this course.

Instead, this course is a practical, hands-on, and fun tutorial for you and me.

The goal is to drastically reduce the time to code. Within 2-3 hours, you will have modified, installed, and understood the basics of Python source code. It is an easy first step on your journey to mastery in Python.

In other words, this course throws you into the cold water without preparing you for the dangers, challenges, and obstacles that will await you there.

Why? Because you must see the need for those concepts in the real world yourself. This way, you’ll be much more motivated to learn them. Practice is an excellent motivator.

But no worries, I’ll teach you how to swim as we go along: You start with playing a round of hangman yourself – in the most basic form without any fancy computer graphics but right in your shell.

Then, you’ll watch the videos, download and install Python on your computer, and run your first program in the Python shell: the hangman game.

You’ll learn about key technologies and concepts right when you need them. Not before.

I’ll test your knowledge along the way with many small puzzles and quizzes. This helps strengthen your learned knowledge so that you can retain it longer.

Here is what you are getting with this course:

  • Your 8 downloadable video lessons (67 minutes watch time) to help you learn the Python basics from the comfort of your home.
  • Your 48 puzzles and quizzes to test and strengthen your learned knowledge.
  • Your 3 coding exercises to challenge your friend and start working with code.
  • Your source code of the Hangman game as a Python program. You can play it yourself or against your friends – or use as a basis for your own Python mini-games.
  • Your exclusive community access to our helpful Facebook community of other course members to help you out and push you to higher levels of coding – even years after you have taken this course. Maybe you’ll find your first coding friends for life?
  • Your Python interpreter to run Python code right in the course area online (without even having to install Python on your computer).
  • Your 5 Python cheat sheets – your constant companions on your new path of becoming a Python pro.
  • Your hand-selected references to resources that will guide you after you have successfully completed your first Python course (preventing you from wasting months or even years on the wrong learning material and strategy).
  • [BONUS 1] Your first Python certificate to proudly smash into the skeptical faces of your parents, friends, and teachers who didn’t believe that you can already start coding your own games.
  • [BONUS 2] Your free personal training plan as a spreadsheet based on educational research of efficient learning (70% practice, 30% theory) to be your accountability partner for learning Python.
  • [BONUS 3] Your personal gift card so that you can freely share this course with the people you care about.

Don't wait any longer – reduce your TIME TO CODE by years!

Your Instructor

Christian Mayer
Christian Mayer

Christian is working as a doctoral computer science researcher in the area of distributed systems in Stuttgart, Germany. He has published several research papers on international conferences and has taught many students in computer science, graph theory, and distributed systems. Christian's mission is to serve aspiring coders through and Coffee Break Python—and to help them kickstart their computer science skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How to send the hangman course as a gift?
You'll find a personal gift card (jpeg file) in the course. The gift card contains a special coupon code to get FREE access to the course. Simply download the gift card and send it to any person you want. They will then get free access for the course. It's that simple. You can even send the course as a gift to an unlimited number of people. For example, if you're a teacher, you can grant all your students access to this course.
I am not interested in gaming. Is the course still for me?
The course is for a beginner who would like to take the first step towards Python mastery. Is this you? Or is this a person you care about? The course is much less about gaming than it is about learning to code. Consider the hangman game a small learning project -- I will lead you step-by-step over every single line of code. After finishing the course, you will know the most important Python objectives (e.g. for loop, while loop, variables, data types, and more) -- and most importantly: you will know how everything plays together to form a coherent terminal game.
I am already beyond beginner level. Is the course still for me?
No. The course is for absolute beginners. To be more precise (in case you know your Elo on the Finxter app): The course is for Finxters with Elo rating 0-1200. However, the course is designed to be attractive as a gift for your son, your daughter, your niece, your nephew, your grandson, or your granddaughter. If you are a teacher, you can use the course material to make two school hours fun and interactive for your students. If you buy the course, you can send the gift card to an unlimited number of students, friends, or family members. All of them will have a separate account.
The course is too expensive. How is it different from the free material on Youtube?
I understand you. The best products are often expensive. But let me ask you a question: how expensive would it be to do nothing? It may cost you -- or the persons you will give this course as a gift -- much more NOT to take the course. There is a reason why you are not already beyond beginner level (even if there are free Youtube tutorials). You need someone with great experience to guide you through the valley of desperation. You need a community. And most of all, you need a commitment device to push you all the way through. Compared to a candy bar, the course is expensive. But compared to what you’ll get out of the course, it’s actually quite cheap. It only costs as much as buying a coffee a day for a month or two. But the return on invested money is massive if the course helps you to improve your skills only by 1%. I guarantee that it will do much more than that -- or you’ll get your money back.


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