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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 Amiga Playing with the frog set in checkers.
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 3 Amiga Select a game to play.
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 3 DOS The graphics on the Snakes and Ladders game are really cute
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 3 DOS Choose someone to play with - the good guys. (16 Color EGA Version)

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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 DOS Katakis | カタキス (40858)

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PC Joker DOS Feb, 1992 55 out of 100 55


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The DOS version had two different releases, one with VGA graphics and the other one for EGA / Tandy machines.
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