Hoyle Book Of Games Volume 1 (PC, 3 1/2" Disk) Sierra - 1989 USA, Canada Release

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Hoyle Book Of Games Volume 1
Packaging cover Hoyle Book Of Games Volume 1.
Product ID 20626-75735
Product UPC 020626757355
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 3 1/2" Disk
Copyright date 1989
Publisher(s) Sierra
Category(s) Entertainment, Traditional, Card Games
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Gin Rummy
Crazy 8's
Old Maid

Card games for the whole family.

Edmond Hoyle, in the early 18th century, compiled the basic rules of play for card games into one book. Now Sierra brings you six games to play "According to Hoyle," which still means "by the book." It's an excellent way to learn the official Hoyle rules of play, to perfect your strategies, or simply to enjoy playing great games against a worthy opponent.

From the very experienced, wily card buff in the game room to the three-year-old moppet in the nursery, there is something for everyone in these games.

Careful attention to detail makes these games a challenge for the experienced card player. They have been designed with complex strategies for each game.

  • The experienced card player will enjoy an exhilarating and stimulating game of wits.
  • The inexperienced card player will be able to learn the game, using all the correct rules of play, and can develop expertise to use when playing conventional cards with others.
  • Even a three-year-old can play "Old Maid" alone after a little guidance.

Choose your opponent for fun or challenge.

Play against ruthless card sharks- "The Kid," Lenny, Colonel Dijon and even the author of the program.

Or play against Sierra's super heroes and heroines. You've been through a lot with them- saved the galaxy with Roger Wilco, completed critical quests with King Graham and Rosella, been in "several wrong places" with Leisure Suit Larry, tackled the underworld with Sonny Bonds. Now you can sit down and enjoy a friendly game of cards with them.

  • There are six games and a total of 18 opponents to play against. You may select the level of your opponent's skill, from novice to expert.
  • Sit in on Gin Rummy with Roger Wilco.
  • Take on Leisure Suit Larry for a game of Old Maid.
  • Match wits with "The Kid," professional card shark, at Cribbage.
  • Challenge King Graham to a game of Crazy 8's.
  • You can even play against the programmer- perhaps a game of Hearts.
  • Klondike Solitaire is for you to enjoy alone.

Special Features:

  • Animated "Old Maid" card deck for the kids.
  • Full music support with different songs for each game and each character.
  • Rules for the games are included with the disks, and brief guidelines are available on screen.

Designer Warren Schwader has been programming computerized card games since 1980, including Hi-Res Cribbage. We consider Hoyle Book of Games to be his best effort yet.

System Requirements

Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 512K
Recommend Mouse Yes
Supported Audio Yes
Supported Video CGA

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Hoyle Book Of Games Volume 1. Retail Box back Hoyle Book Of Games Volume 1.



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