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Play six different card games (Crazy Eights, Old Maid, Hearts, Gin Rummy, Cribbage, and Klondike Solitaire) against 0-3 computer opponents (as appropriate for each game).

There are 18 available computer opponents, including characters from other Sierra games (Colonel Henry Dijon, Shelly LeBlanc, Officer Sonny Bonds, Larry Laffer, King Graham, Roger Wilco and Princess Rosella), Sierra employees (Warren Schwader and Jerry Moore) and their children, and others. The different opponents play the different games at different skill levels, and are broken up into "Serious" and "Not-So-Serious" categories. All the opponents will taunt you (in character) as you play (though you can turn off in-game conversation if it's too distracting).


Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 1 Atari ST Opponents
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 1 Atari ST Title screen in monochrome (high resolution)
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 1 Atari ST Cribbage - Playing against King Graham.
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 1 Atari ST Old Maid - Removing pairs.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Hoyle's Book of Games: Volume One" -- US Back Cover title
  • "Hoyle's Book of Games" -- US media title
  • "Hoyle: Book of Games - Volume I" -- Alternate US media title

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Critic Reviews

ST Format Nov, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Atari ST User Oct, 1990 69 out of 100 69
ST Format Dec, 1993 27 out of 100 27


Topic # Posts Last Post
version numbers / differences 3 Chilly Willy (3)
Jul 07, 2016



If a running game is left alone for a while, the computer players will start talking amongst themselves. Some of the conversations are quite amusing. If Roger Wilco and King Graham are two of the players, one of the things that they will talk about is Roger's crash landing in the King's Quest Castle moat in Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter.
Kabushi (229535) added Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 1 (Atari ST) on Nov 10, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (229535), Terok Nor (27781) and Mats Rade (30)