nvm! was able to resolve this.
uhm.. this line:
you are items in board are indexed at 0,1,2,3,4. but randint can also generate 5, i would do:
it is really easy to manipulate the list based on the users guess:
board[guess] = "X"
guess will hold the index, which you can use to access board, and put a
* for a wrong guess or a
X for the winning guess