it puts out something like "Playing WAVE 'sounds/mailbox/mailbox-closed.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 11025 hz, Mono" I don't need it.

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It's in the manual:

   -q --quiet
          Quiet mode. Suppress messages (not sound :))

So, for example:

aplay -q python_games/match0.wav

has no output. Note, the output is to stderr, so it can be also suppressed with:

aplay python_games/match0.wav 2>/dev/null

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