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Penney's game

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Penney's Game

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Penney's game, named after its inventor Walter Penney, is a binary (head/tail) sequence generating game between two or more players. Player A selects a sequence of heads and tails (of length 3 or larger), and shows this sequence to player B. Player B then selects another sequence of heads and tails of the same length. Subsequently, a fair coin is tossed until either player A's or player B's sequence appears as a consecutive subsequence of the coin toss outcomes. The player whose sequence appears first wins [Wikipedia].

Here we have a friendly clone of this game that I wrote during coronavirus quarantine days.

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Source Code

  • Download and install Python3.x (>=3.5)
    • [x] Select Add to PATH option
    • [x] Select Install pip option
  • Download Version 0.1 or Latest Source
  • Run pip install -r requirements.txt or pip3 install -r requirements.txt (Need root access)
  • Run python3 install or python install (Need root access)


Easy Install

  • Run easy_install --upgrade penney (Need root access)

Exe Version (Only Windows)

How to Play

  • Open CMD (Windows) or Terminal (UNIX)
  • Run python -m penney or python3 -m penney (or run Penney.exe)



Changes and improvements are more than welcome! ❤️ Feel free to fork and open a pull request.

Please consider the following :

  1. Fork it!
  2. Create your feature branch (under dev branch)
  3. Add your functions/methods to proper files
  4. Pass all CI tests
  5. Update
    • Describe changes under [Unreleased] section
  6. Submit a pull request into dev (please complete the pull request template)

Issues & bug reports

Just fill an issue and describe it. I'll check it ASAP! or send an email to

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# Changelog All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog and this project adheres to Semantic Versioning.


0.1 - 2020-03-21


  • Player mode
  • Computer mode
  • Exe version
  • Test system

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