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Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 1 (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4364)
Written on  :  Jan 21, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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A neat collection of board games.

The Good

It's a lot of fun to play by yourself or (if I remember correctly) there's also a two-player option. It's not nearly as good as its sequel, Hoyle 3 gameplay-wise but is a decent game none the less. Neat graphics, well-done gameplay, decent (if nothing more AI) and good music make this one a great game to play, but not buy.

The Bad

Well, there're not enough games (unlike Hoyle 3); the entire idea is a bit dated (but so is this game) and the way the computer plays sometimes really gets on my nerves.

The Bottom Line

A good collection of games you'd enjoy, if you're into this sort of thing.