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C++ Source Code For Hangman Game


using namespace std;

const int MAX_TRIES=5;

int letterFill (char, string, string&);

int main ()
string name;
char letter;
int num_of_wrong_guesses=0;
string word;
string words[] =

//choose and copy a word from array of words randomly
int n=rand()% 10;

// Initialize the secret word with the * character.
string unknown(word.length(),'*');

// welcome the user
cout << "\n\nWelcome to hangman...Guess a country Name";
cout << "\n\nEach letter is represented by a star.";
cout << "\n\nYou have to type only one letter in one try";
cout << "\n\nYou have " << MAX_TRIES << " tries to try and guess the word.";
cout << "\n~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~";

// Loop until the guesses are used up
while (num_of_wrong_guesses < MAX_TRIES)
cout << "\n\n" << unknown;
cout << "\n\nGuess a letter: ";
cin >> letter;
// Fill secret word with letter if the guess is correct,
// otherwise increment the number of wrong guesses.
if (letterFill(letter, word, unknown)==0)
cout << endl << "Whoops! That letter isn't in there!" << endl;
cout << endl << "You found a letter! Isn't that exciting!" << endl;
// Tell user how many guesses has left.
cout << "You have " << MAX_TRIES - num_of_wrong_guesses;
cout << " guesses left." << endl;
// Check if user guessed the word.
if (word==unknown)
cout << word << endl;
cout << "Yeah! You got it!";

if(num_of_wrong_guesses == MAX_TRIES)
cout << "\nSorry, you lose...you've been hanged." << endl;
cout << "The word was : " << word << endl;
return 0;

/* Take a one character guess and the secret word, and fill in the
unfinished guessword. Returns number of characters matched.
Also, returns zero if the character is already guessed. */

int letterFill (char guess, string secretword, string &guessword)
int i;
int matches=0;
int len=secretword.length();
for (i = 0; i< len; i++)
// Did we already match this letter in a previous guess?
if (guess == guessword[i])
return 0;

// Is the guess in the secret word?
if (guess == secretword[i])
guessword[i] = guess;
return matches;
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