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Stanislav Nazarov
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Hoyle Official Card Games [UPD]

A very nice collection of card games like Spite and Malice and Rummy 500. Also 50 solitaire games. Nice graphics. However, this program does not seem to have a feature of saving your games. So, if you you were to be in the middle of a game, and you want to stop playing. You quit the game, get back to it later you have to start all over again.

Hoyle Official Card Games

Hoyle's Official Book of Games (or Hoyle Series or Hoyle Games) is a series of games developed and published by Sierra On-Line. Volume 1, released in 1989, featured multi-player card games. Volume 2, released in 1990, featured 28 varieties of Solitaire. Volume 3, released in 1991, featured board games. Volume 4, was a remake of Volume 1, with two additional games. Sierra continued to publish more games to the series up to its demise. Encore Software has continued publishing entries to the series since then. According to Hoyle 1, it was essentially a spiritual sequel to Sierra's Hi-Res Cribbage (1981).

The original concept was submitted to Ken Williams (CEO/Founder of Sierra On-Line) by Warren Schwader. Once the project was greenlit, Warren acted as the Lead Programmer as well as the Game Designer. The games were programmed using Sierra On-line's proprietary scripting language: Sierra Creative Interpreter (SCI). SCI was originally created to aid in the development of Sierra's core line of adventure games. Working with SCI to implement card games and to code artificial intelligence for the characters proved challenging.

Hoyle's Official Book of Games: Volume 2 is the next volume in the Hoyle card games simulator series by Sierra Entertainment. This time, the pack offered 28 games, as opposed to the first volume's six. The other main difference between the two was that all the games were solitaire variants, so there was no option for choosing opponents. Subsequently, the game did not feature any Sierra characters for co-players.

Hoyle's Official Book of Games: Volume 3 was the third volume in Sierra On-Line's series of computer games based on the officially licensed Hoyle rules and trademark. Unlike the two previous games, this one was made with Sierra's new improved VGA engine, and focused on board games, where the previous entries in the series had featured card games.

Computer Gaming World stated that interacting with Sierra characters in Volume 1 such as Leisure Suit Larry and Princess Rosella was fun, but annoying for those who preferred cards to humor. It criticized Volume 1 for slow performance and cribbage's deviation from the official Hoyle's rules, and stated that the other games were "really children's games and offer no great excitement".[3]

The Hoyle Official Card Games Collection 2015 includes plenty of favourites, including Solitaire, Hearts, Bridge, Euchre, Rummy and Blackjack. This new collection also features several games not found in earlier editions, such as Fan Tan, Oh Hell and Whist, making a total of over 70 games. In addition, the set includes the official rules for the games (which are also available online here), as well as tips and strategies, allowing you to easily try out and learn new games. All this comes at a very reasonable price. Separate versions are available for Windows (including Windows 10) or Mac OS X.

Since the Hoyle brand was first established by Englishman Edmond Hoyle (1672-1769), Hoyle playing cards have set the standard for quality and trust. Today, Hoyle is dedicated to creating card games that kids and adults love to play, while also learning lessons and making memories together.

Hoyle 6-in-1 Fun Pack contains six classic unique-themed kids card games! Games develop learning skills like matching, color identification, counting, A-Z letters, making pairs, taking turns, recognition and more!

The card game collection is back and better than ever- now updated with a new look, better AI and new opponents to play against! l Card Game Collection includes all of your favorite authentic card games! Play all the most popular variations of classic card games like Solitaire, Hearts, Bridge, Euchre, Rummy, Blackjack, Go Fish, and War. This collection also includes several card games never before featured such as Fan Tan, Oh Hell and Whist. Get right into the action with all these classic card games. Pull up a chair and deal yourself in!

What sets the game apart from other card games are the excellent graphics, intuitive mouse-based user interface, and-- best of all-- the ability to choose popular Sierra game characters as your opponents. Each card game comes complete with well-written on-line rules that can be called up at any time during game.

Opponents you can choose to play against are classified as 9 "not-so-serious," and 9 "serious" players. Clicking on their portraits yields a brief introduction, along with games they are good at. Although these are the same 18 opponents for all card games, the fact that you only play against 1-3 of them at a time keep the replay value high.

Overall, Hoyle Official Book of Games is a great collection of card games that may not boast the best AI, but is very user-friendly and enjoyable. Highly recommended, especially for fans of Sierra adventure games and card game beginners. Experts, however, may want to skip this one and play QQP's Bridge Olympiad instead. Thumbs up!

Colonel Henri Dijon met him and his daughter once across time where they were stuck playing card games. Laura Bow twice met Graham first playing board games (and also again his daughter) , and she encountered Graham again later playing card games. 041b061a72




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