Number Guessing game in Ruby
In this tutorial, we are building a simple number guessing game where computer will choose any random number between 1 to 100.
Then, we need to ask user to guess the correct number. Maximum allowed guessing is 10.
If the user failed to enter the correct number then display the hints as following:
 “Your guess was low, enter a higher number.” when guessed number is less than correct number.
 “Your guess was high, enter a lower number.” when guessed number is greater than correct number.
Demo
Prerequisites
 Enthusiasm and passion to Learn
 Basic knowledge of Ruby language
 Variables
 Loop
 Conditional Operators
 Getting input from User
Solution Steps
The solution I described here is one of the simplest solutions. I recommend to first try to write a program which is functional and then think of optimization or style improvement later. 
Follow the steps below to build the Number Guessing game in Ruby.

Before even asking user, let’s generate a random number
random_number
.random_number = rand(100)

Let’s create a variable to track number of guess a user can make.
number_of_guesses = 0

Let’s ask user his or her name.
print("Hey, may I know your first name? ") # puts will add new line so print should be used name = gets.chomp # remove the extra new line character name = name.capitalize() # make the first letter capital

Until the number of guess is less than maximum allowed guess i.e
10
, repeat guessing number, compare it with actual number and print the hint accordingly. If you found guess number is equal to actual number then break out of loop.while number_of_guesses < 10 print("\nGuess a number from 1 to 100: ") guess_number = gets.to_i # gets return as string, hence we need to convert to integer number_of_guesses = number_of_guesses + 1 # you can write above as number_of_guesses += 1 guesses_left = (10  number_of_guesses) if guess_number < random_number puts("#{name}, your guess was low, enter a higher number. You have #{guesses_left} guesses left.") elsif guess_number > random_number puts("#{name}, your guess was high, enter a lower number. You have #{guesses_left} guesses left.") end break if guess_number == random_number end

Now, print the final message and number of guess taken.
if guess_number == random_number puts("Good job, #{name}! You guessed the number in #{number_of_guesses} tries.") else puts("#{name}, you failed to guess correctly. Actual number is #{random_number}.") end
Solution
# number_guess.rb
random_number = rand(100) # generate a random number
number_of_guesses = 0 # store number of guesses
print("Hey, may I know your first name? ")
name = gets.chomp # remove the extra new line character
name = name.capitalize() # make the first letter capital
while number_of_guesses < 10
print("\nGuess a number from 1 to 100: ")
guess_number = gets.to_i
# gets return as string datatype, hence we need to convert to integer
number_of_guesses = number_of_guesses + 1
# you can write above as number_of_guesses += 1
guesses_left = (10  number_of_guesses)
if guess_number < random_number
puts("#{name}, your guess was low, enter a higher number. You have #{guesses_left} guesses left.")
elsif guess_number > random_number
puts("#{name}, your guess was high, enter a lower number. You have #{guesses_left} guesses left.")
end
break if guess_number == random_number
end
if guess_number == random_number
puts("Good job, #{name}! You guessed the number in #{number_of_guesses} tries.")
else
puts("#{name}, you failed to guess correctly. Actual number is #{random_number}.")
end
Possible optimizations
Following are the possible optimization which you can do by yourself:
 You can create a class
NumberGuess
and then write aplay
method to make the solution Object Oriented.  There are repeated text in messages like “your guess was high” or “your guess was high”, etc. …
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