I just started learning Python this week and put this together for my first program (outside of a Hello World one). Does anyone have any feedback/suggestions for improvement for this? I've tried to forsee potential user input issues but I'd love to hear some thoughts from people who know what they are doing!
import random guessesTaken = 0 # sets the guess counter print ('Hello! What is your name?') name = input() # intro for user print ('Hi, ' + name + ', I am thinking of a number between 1 and 100.' "\n" 'Do you want to try to guess my number? Please type yes or no.') play = input() # user inputs whether or not they want to play while play != 'yes' and play != 'no': print ("I'm sorry, I didn't understand that. Please type yes or no.") play = input () # provision for invalid user input: if the input is not yes or no, they will be prompted to re-enter while play == 'yes': # the game continues number = random.randint (1,100) # the number will be between 1 and 100 while guessesTaken < 20: print ('Take a guess!') # sets a max of 20 guesses try: guess = int(input()) except: print ("I'm sorry, I didn't understand that. Please type a number between 1 and 100.") continue # provision for invalid input - if input is not an integer, user will be prompted to re-enter input guessesTaken += 1 # adds to the guess counter if guess < number: print ('Your guess is too low!' "\n" 'Try again. You have ' + str(20-guessesTaken) + ' guesses left.') elif guess > number: print ('Your guess is too high!' "\n" 'Try again. You have ' + str(20-guessesTaken) + ' guesses left.') elif guess == number: break # if the guess is too high or too low, the loop continues. If the user guesses right, the loop ends if guess == number: print ('You got it right!' "\n" 'It only took ' + str(guessesTaken) + ' guesses!') # in case of correct guess within the allowed number of tries else: print ('Sorry, the number I am thinking of is ' + str(number) + '.') # if the user exceeds the number of guesses allowed guessesTaken = 0 # resets guess counter print ('That was fun, ' + name + '! Want to play again?' "\n" 'Please type yes or no.') play = input () # asks if user wants to play again, with provision for invalid input if play == 'no': print ("That's too bad, see you next time!") # ends the game