Although the Hoyle Board Games: 2001 Edition collection may not be perfect and suffers from some obnoxious animation, the offerings are excellent. The sixteen games are mostly traditional, and familiarity is part of the game's appeal and advantage. Instead of having to study new and confusing rules, you can simply jump right in and enjoy favorites like checkers and chess.
While the derivatively named Battling Ships and Yacht are definitely knockoffs of Battleship and Yatzee respectively, the recognizable rules and gameplay make both games easy to understand and enjoy immediately. The polished look of the graphics, smooth animations and straightforward controls make Hoyle Board Games: 2001 Edition a pleasure to play.
The overall whimsical approach may not appeal to all gamers, but Hoyle Board Games: 2001 Edition provides an ideal diversion for families or solo board game enthusiasts. A few complaints aside, it's one of the few collections of board games you'll ever need.
Play one of the 150 variations of card games by launching them in the suite containing the latest versions of digital conversion with specific rules, interfaces, and imagery for each one. Poker, Gin Rummy, Hearts, Cribbage, Euchre and other games are available.
With over 150 game variations, Hoyle Card Games 2012 is the largest & most comprehensive collection of card games available for your PC & Mac! Choose card game favorites like Poker, Gin Rummy and Hearts or try your hand at Cribbage, Euchre or Spades. With over 45 varieties of Solitaire, take a break from everyday life and train your brain. For the young or the young-at-heart, try Go Fish, Old Maid and War.
Developed byReleasedAlso ForPublished byESRB RatingGenreVisualGameplayPerspectiveInterfaceDescriptionHoyle Solitaire is the Windows version of the MS-DOS with the 28 solitaire games found in that old release, upgraded with new looks, sounds and mouse control. A Card Flick game has been added, the object of which is to accurately toss as many cards into a hat as possible in the time allowed.Two versions can be installed on your computer at the same time. The Hoyle Solitaire HD (hard drive) game can be played without the CD in the drive, sacrificing only the music. Sound effects (shuffling and dealing cards) can be heard in either the Hard Drive or CD version. It plays in all versions of Windows released thus far, from Windows 3.x through Windows XP.Most of the gameplay is 'drag and drop' but playing a card in some of the games simply requires a right click to send it to the correct spot. Easy and Difficult settings can be chosen per game and you can undo moves as often and as far back as you desire.Options allow you to replay the current game from the beginning, choose backgrounds, music and card decks. 1e1e36bf2d