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Six board games are transformed to the computer screen in the third Hoyle's release. Snakes & Ladders, Backgammon, Yacht / Yahtzee, Checkers, Dominoes and Pachisi / Parcheesi all feature, with animated graphics and sound effects. As there is no time-sensitive action, and the game rules are familiar, these packs were designed to appeal to a wider range of people than most computer games.

At least one human player is required - other players can be human or computer. The 18 computer opponents from the first Hoyle's game return, many of them modeled on other Sierra characters such as Larry Laffer, and again some play 'good' and some play 'evil'.


Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 3 DOS Main Menu - Point to the top of the screen for options. When playing a game, the Help and Score screens are available.
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 3 DOS Parchisi requires 4 players - you being one of them.  This is just one of the two boards.
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 3 DOS In this Checkers game, your playing pieces are animated frogs which jump from square to square.
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 3 DOS The bad guys. (16 Color EGA Version)

Alternate Titles

  • "Hoyle: Volume III" -- In-game title
  • "Hoyle: Book of Games - Vol.III" -- Media title

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User Reviews

Mr. Hoyle, you've just given me nostalgia *Katakis* (38169) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Joker Feb, 1992 55 out of 100 55


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Will D (784) added Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 3 (DOS) on Aug 04, 2000
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