all-new Hoyle CD-ROM is dedicated to puzzles of all kinds--word
games, tiles, arcade-style solitaire, and even contraptions.
Although many of these games will be familiar to those who own
other Hoyle Games titles, this is a great and addictive collection
of games with loads of options.
you don't own The Incredible Machine: Even More Contraptions,
this program is an even better buy--Hoyle Puzzle Games 2003
includes this excellent previously-released software title as just
one of its many puzzle game offerings! The program features 250
new puzzles, taking the form of mind-bending contraption
challenges. It is an addictive game of trial-and-error as players
work through zany puzzles that become progressively more involving
as levels advance. With pleasing graphics, and the option to play
head-to-head, this title is a must-have for puzzle lovers ages 9
through adult. It's especially fun for kids (and
adults) who love to tinker.
collection of "arcade solitaire" games is featured. For
example, Best 21 involves attempting to get the highest score
possible by playing 5 blackjack hands against the clock. The goal
is to score as close to 21 as possible (ideally, 21) without going
Memory Tiles is just
one of the many "tiles" games. This is a memory game
with a twist--not all matches are identical cards, so players need
to pay attention to the rules. There's also Star Collector, a
space exploration strategy game, some fun maze games, and a
collection of word games--Crosswords (featuring a large collection
of Dell Crosswords), Hangman, and Anagrams. Owners of Hoyle Word
Games will recognize these. Placer Racer is another game that
appears in quite a few Hoyle Games collections--any fan of Snood
or Tetris will find this one very addictive.
games feature multiplayer options and many can be played at
various skill levels. The program runs with or without the CD in
the drive, but character speech only plays with the CD.
that many of the games featured in this collection have been
released before in other Hoyle packages. Nevertheless, this is a
fantastic standalone product, especially for those who don't
already own The Incredible Machine Even More Contraptions
and other Hoyle Games.
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