Simple Head or tail game with PowerShell. To understand the basic concept of do while, if else condition in PowerShell, i created simple command line game – Head2Tails with Powershell.

Head2Tail is single player powershell game against computer. Objective of the game is to score points against computer by predicting heads or tails from toss of the coin.

simple head or tails with powershell

Head2Tails acts as an example for ‘if else’ & ‘do while’ looping and Get-random command. Get-random provides random value from set of predefined values.

$value = 10,20,30,40,50

Get-Random -InputObject $value

mode 300
$Welcome = “`n || HOLA AMIGO ! ||`n || Come ON let’s PLAY !! || `n”
$RULE = “SIMPLE RULE : Coin will be tossed and you must predict – HEAD or TAILS”
Write-Host $Welcome -ForegroundColor Green #-BackgroundColor cyan;
Write-Host “<<$RULE>>” -ForegroundColor darkmagenta -BackgroundColor yellow
$count=$YOU=$computer = 0
write-host “Round $count” -foregroundcolor Yellow -backgroundcolor red
$play=Read-host “`n Which side do you want – HEADS(H) or TAILS(T) ? `n `n (Enter H/T) ”
$keyBoardObject = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
#$CAPS = [System.Windows.Forms.Control]::IsKeyLocked(‘CapsLock’)
#if ( $CAPS -eq $false ) {$keyBoardObject.SendKeys(“{CAPSLOCK}”)}
}while ($play -ne ‘h’-and $play -ne “t”)
if($play -eq ‘H’)
{ $ask = ‘HEADS’;write-host ” `n YOU selected $ask “}
else {
$ask = ‘TAILS’;write-host “`n YOU selected $ask ” }
Start-Sleep -s 1 ;write-host “`n >>>>TOSSssingg..<<<< `n” ; Start-Sleep -s 1
$Result = Get-Random -InputObject $H2T
write-host ” And the Result is ….. ” -NONEWLINE ; Start-Sleep -s 1.5
write-host “$result” -Foregroundcolor Red -BackgroundColor yellow;Start-Sleep -s 1
if (Compare-Object $result $ask)
{Write-host ” `n “COMPUTER WON” ” -ForegroundColor Red -NONEWLINE; WRITE-hOST ” Better Luck next round”
else {write-host ” `n YOU WON , Great!!” -ForegroundColor Green
WRITE-HOST “`n SCORE:” -nonewline ; write-host ” YOU = $YOU “-foregroundcolor green -NONEWLINE ; WRITE-HOST “\\ “-NONEWLINE ; WRITE-HOST “COMPUTER = $COMPUTER” -foregroundcolor red
$end = Read-host “`n PRESS ANY KEY to proceed next round or press ‘0’ to EXIT ”
}while ($end -ne 0)

Tired of scripting in PowerShell? Have a break and try Head2Tails.


AM@RNATH is a Technology specialist primarily focus on Microsoft Technologies & Cloud Security. His certification includes M365 Certified: Enterprise Admin Expert. He loves to explore things from the latest technologies to cooking new recipes. Basically from Chennai, the southern part of India. Lucky son, friendly husband, and a proud father who loves to spend time with his family & friends while the laptop is not in his table.

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