Thread: Code for Replaying a Game w/o Restarting it?

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    Question Code for Replaying a Game w/o Restarting it?

    Hi I made this game just for the fun of it:
    #include <stdafx.h>
    #include <iostream>
    #include <cstdlib>
    #include <time.h>
    using namespace std;
    int main()
    	const int lowest = 1;
    	const int highest = 999;
    	int nNumber, nGuess, nNoOfGuesses;
    	time_t seconds;
    	srand((unsigned int) seconds);
    	nNumber = rand() % (highest - lowest + 1) + lowest;
    	cout<<"Guess the Number - by UPNPAD" <<endl <<"Hey you! Lets play guess the number! Okay, the rules are: " <<endl;
    	cout<<"1. The number is anything from 1-999" <<endl <<"2. You have 10 guesses to get the number" <<endl; 
    	cout<<"3. If you get it wrong, I'll tell you if you should guess higher or lower next  time." <<endl <<"OK! Let's Play!" <<endl;
    	for (nNoOfGuesses = 1; nNoOfGuesses < 11; nNoOfGuesses++){
    		cout<< "Please type your guess: " <<endl;
    		if (nGuess < nNumber){
    			cout<<"Try guessing higher." <<endl;
    		else if (nGuess > nNumber){
    			cout<<"Try guessing lower." <<endl;
    		else if (nGuess = nNumber){
    			cout<<"Well done! You guessed correctly!" <<endl;
    			return 0;
    	cout<<"You didn't manage to guess the number in 10 tries. The answer you needed was " <<nNumber <<"   :( Better luck next time!" <<endl;
    	return 0;
    I'm wondering how, after I either win or lose at the game, I would give an option to restart the game. Possibly a switch case? And how would I define the replay point in the game?

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    Sure, put the game itself in a loop. There are several thousand threads about this, generally involving doing so incorrectly looking for yes/no replies.
    7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
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    and the hat of int overfl Salem's Avatar
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    The edge of the known universe
    Play 1 game
    int main ( ) {
      return 0;
    Play several games
    int main ( ) {
      do {
        cout << "Play again? ";
        cin >> answer;
      } while ( answer == 'y' );
      return 0;
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.

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