Hoyle: Book of Games - Volume 3

DOS game, 1991

Genre:
Puzzle
Year:
1991
Developer:
Sierra On-Line
Publisher:
Sierra On-Line
Perspective:
Top-down
Theme:
Board / Party game, Cards

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Continuing the tradition of its predecessors, this volume offers a variety of classic card and board games, presented in a digital format that combines engaging gameplay with Sierra's trademark charm and character. Hoyle: Book of Games - Volume 3 features a diverse selection of games, including popular card games like Bridge, Hearts, and Poker, along with board games such as Backgammon and Checkers. Each game is faithfully recreated with rules and gameplay that mirror their real-world counterparts, providing both authenticity and variety for players. …read more

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Continuing the tradition of its predecessors, this volume offers a variety of classic card and board games, presented in a digital format that combines engaging gameplay with Sierra's trademark charm and character. Hoyle: Book of Games - Volume 3 features a diverse selection of games, including popular card games like Bridge, Hearts, and Poker, along with board games such as Backgammon and Checkers. Each game is faithfully recreated with rules and gameplay that mirror their real-world counterparts, providing both authenticity and variety for players.

The game provides helpful tutorials for each game, making it accessible for beginners, while still offering depth and challenge for more experienced players. The visual presentation is consistent with the series, featuring colorful and detailed graphics that create a pleasant and inviting gaming environment. The game tables and playing cards are rendered with clarity and attention to detail, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal.

The sound design includes subtle sound effects that accompany the gameplay, such as the shuffling of cards and the movement of game pieces. The background music is minimal, providing a calm and relaxed atmosphere that suits the nature of card and board games.

Game was well-received for its diverse selection of games, charming presentation, and the incorporation of Sierra's characters. It was praised for its balance of accessibility and depth, making it a popular choice for both casual gamers and aficionados of card and board games. Its blend of traditional gameplay, digital convenience, and Sierra's unique touch has earned it a fond place in the history of computer gaming, especially among fans of classic card and board games.

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