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In this compilation of kids classic games, Hoyle brings their familiar format of internet play and colorful graphics. It features 12 fun titles: Battling Ships, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Snakes & Ladders, Crazy Eights, Go Fish, Memory Match, Old Maid, War, Hangman, Placer Racer and Speedy Racer. There's also 2 bonus games to be found - The Music Game (similar to Simon), and Tic Tac Toe.

By using the Facemaker utility, players can customize their own character avatar and play against built-in animated computer characters, and up to 3 other human players on the same computer or on the internet. You can alter screen background environments where the games are played to your liking, as well as adjust difficulty level. An animated talking Genie also explains the rules and provides any help required.


Hoyle Kids Games Windows The FaceMaker screen. It is quite comprehensive, here it's being used to position right and left eyebrows which are of different sizes and styles
Hoyle Kids Games Windows The Speedy Racer game has the player typing in letters as they drop down the screen. Early levels are single letters but later levels drop short words.
Hoyle Kids Games Windows The mirror in the main menu screen brings up the FaceMaker option were the player can create a face for themselves that can be used in the game screens, or select a ready-made one
Hoyle Kids Games Windows The compilation contains a Chinese Checkers game. This is the configuration screen, the computer plays all other players.

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  • "Hoyle Kids Games 2" -- Used in documentation and installation

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Tech with Kids (Computing with Kids) Dec 15, 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Review Corner Nov, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
Deaf Gamers 2000 7.5 out of 10 75


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Scaryfun (17606) added Hoyle Kids Games (Windows) on Nov 29, 2010
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