Battleship! Not again, code not looping to test


Link to exercise

I am trying to test my code to see if the “elif” part (line 34) works. To do that, I need to be able to run a second time through everything. e.g. first time, I make a wrong guess and it places an “X” where I guessed. To test if it will recognize that I used this guess before, I need to be asked for a new guess. But that is not happening.
What am I missing?
Thank’s a bunch in advance

from random import randint

board = []

for x in range(0, 5):
board.append([“O”] * 5)

def print_board(board):
for row in board:
print " ".join(row)


def random_row(board):
return randint(0, len(board) - 1)

def random_col(board):
return randint(0, len(board[0]) - 1)

ship_row = random_row(board)
ship_col = random_col(board)
print ship_row
print ship_col
guess_row = int(raw_input("Guess Row: "))
guess_col = int(raw_input("Guess Col: "))

Write your code below!

if guess_row == ship_row and guess_col == ship_col:
print "Congratulations! You sank my battleship!"
if guess_row not in range(1,6) or guess_col not in range(1,6):
print “Oops, that’s not even in the ocean.”

elif board[guess_row][guess_col]==“X”:
print "You guessed that one already."
print board[guess_row][guess_col]

print "You missed my battleship!"


Hi @christinele,

In Exercise 15: Play It, Sam, the user is asked to create a loop so that the player gets up to four guesses. Then you will be able to test the feature to which you are referring.


Thank you for replying. I guess I was confused because I wanted to test if I did it correctly. What can I say, impatient person :wink: