# Python number guessing game

i am currently making a number guessing game in python and i want to set up a points system where every time the play guesses the right number, they get a point, and each time they win it tells them how many points they have accumulated, however the points always print as 0 or 2, here’s what i have so far:

``````import random
def welcome():
print("Welcome" ,name,"this is a number guessing game")
welcome()
isplaying = "true"
def game():
print("Please Guess a number (between 1 and 10): ")
chances = 0
global points
points = 0
number = random.randint(1, 10)
while chances != 5:
guess = int(input())
chances += 1
print("chances = ", chances)
if guess == number:
points ++ 1
if points < 1:
print("Congratulations, YOU WON!!!, and it only took you" ,chances, "tries, you now have" ,points, "points")
text = input("Would you like to play again??, (Y or N)").lower()
if text == "n":
chances = 0
print("Alright, thank you for playing, goodbye")
isplaying = "false"
break
elif text == "y":
chances = 0
isplaying = "false"
break
elif points > 1:
print("Congratulations, YOU WON!!!, and it only took you" ,chances, "tries, you now have" ,points, "point")
txt = input("Would you like to play again??, (Y or N)").lower()
if txt == "n":
chances = 0
print("Alright, thank you for playing, goodbye")
isplaying = "false"
break
elif txt == "y":
chances = 0
isplaying = "false"
break
elif guess != number:
if guess < number:
print("Your guess was too low, please guess a number higher than {}".format(guess))
elif guess > number:
print("Your guess was too high, please guess a number lower than {}".format(guess))
while chances == 5:
print("Sorry, you have used all of your available attempts, the number we were looking for was {}".format(number))
option = input("Would you like to try again?? Y or N").lower()
if option == "n":
chances = 0
print("Alright, thank you for playing, goodbye")
isplaying = "false"
break
elif option == "y":
chances = 0
isplaying = "false"
break
if isplaying == "true":
game()
game()
``````

would be much appreciated if someone could help me out with this.

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There’s the problem, `points` is never increased, the result of adding 1 to points is not stored. I assume you want `points += 1`, which will add and store the result in `points`. I’m just not sure how `points` did get to 2 sometimes.

Side note: You don’t need strings for the `isplaying` variable, you can assign boolean values directly, like so:

``````isplaying = True
isplaying = False
``````

And then check:

``````if isplaying:
# do things
``````