Python Minigames

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This project is part of the liveProject series Python Minigames
basic Python • object-oriented programming
skills learned
algorithmic design • software design • event listening • error handling • assertions • exceptions • modularizing code • debugging • pynput
Jaya Moore
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject, you’ll build a two-player version of the card game Slap that can be played from the command line. To code this game, you’ll use algorithms, object-oriented programming concepts, and event listeners. You’ll gain hands-on experience importing modules, creating classes, defining methods, and using other principles of object-oriented programming.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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project author

Jaya Moore
Jaya Moore is a developer enablement professional with a specialization in developer education. She has extensive experience serving organizations across the world as a technical writer, web developer, and data scientist. She has been learning and writing about Python for over six years.


The liveProject is for intermediate-level Python practitioners who are familiar with the basics of Python syntax; strings and character data; object-oriented programming; error handling and debugging; control flow; and basic software design. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be comfortable with the following:

  • Basic Python
  • Operating on strings, files, data structures
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Control flow and conditional logic
  • Installing and importing Python modules
  • Running a Python script from the command line
  • Handling errors and debugging code

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll write a simple command-line game that will allow two players to simulate actions using keypresses. The skills you’ll learn throughout this project will be directly applicable to your job as a software developer.

  • Algorithmic design
  • Pseudocode
  • Event listening
  • User input
  • Assertions
  • Exceptions
  • Modularizing code


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