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The 2001 iteration of the Hoyle Board Games comes with the following games:
  • Backgammon
  • Battling Ships
  • Checkers
  • Chess
  • Chinese Checkers
  • Dominoes
  • Line 'Em Up (similar to Connect Four)
  • Mahjong and two sub-games using the same tileset: Concentration and Gravity Tiles (a tile matching game)
  • Mancala
  • Master Match (Mastermind)
  • Parchisi (Parcheesi)
  • Placer Racer (similar to Puzzle Bobble)
  • Reversi (like Othello)
  • Rummy Squares (Rummikub)
  • Snakes & Ladders (their version of Chutes & Ladders)
  • Yacht (Yahtzee)
The players' avatars can be customized, speak and are fully animated. Some of the games allow the player to choose between solo play and multiplayer with another people or computer controlled characters.


Hoyle Board Games 2001 Windows Battling ships pieces setup
Hoyle Board Games 2001 Windows Placer Racer solo play
Hoyle Board Games 2001 Windows Rummy Squares
Hoyle Board Games 2001 Windows Checkers

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Alternate Titles

  • "Hoyle Board Games 5" -- Install title

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Tech with Kids (Computing with Kids) Dec 15, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpot Dec 14, 2000 7 out of 10 70


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Macs Black (80155) added Hoyle Board Games 2001 (Windows) on Nov 10, 2007
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