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Encore Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games 2011

by Encore
Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews) 3 answered questions

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Product Features

  • 30 varieties of games included in this collection:
  • Word Games, Strategy Games, Card Games, Board Games, Family Favorites, Brain Teasers, Memory Games, and More!
  • BONUS Match 3 Game, Boonka!! With over 60 fast-paced levels, 15 powerful, level-changing power-ups and bonuses,
  • Use HOYLE Face Creator to design your own player, Customize card backs, characters and more! Earn HOYLE rewards to unlock fun game bonuses.
  • 30 varieties of games included in this collection: Word Games, Strategy Games, Card Games, Board Games, Family Favorites, Brain Teasers, Memory Games, and More!
  • BONUS Match 3 Game, Boonka!! With over 60 fast-paced levels, 15 powerful, level-changing power-ups and bonuses, 3 unique game modes, and truly addictive game play, Boonka has something for everyone!
  • HOYLE Highlights: Use HOYLE Face Creator to design your own player, Customize card backs, characters and more! Earn HOYLE rewards to unlock fun game bonuses.

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003SEXXMM
  • Item model number: 231350
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 16, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,857 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

It's Game Time!! Throw the dice, shuffle the cards and put your strategy to the test with HOYLE Puzzle & Board Games. You'll have hours of fun with this game collection that includes more games than ever! This fun collection features traditional game standards like Chess, Mahjongg and Chinese Checkers plus popular hits like Hangman, Battling Ships and Sudoku. Challenge your friends and family on one computer or play against the witty and personable HOYLE characters! All games are designed with rules according to HOYLE, the Official Name in Gaming.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Is it possible to give 0 stars? September 24, 2010
By sf
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I wish I had listened to the other reviewers. I enjoyed Hoyle Board games on my Windows XP computer so much that I bought the new 2011 version for my new Windows 7 computer. It is AWFUL. The screen is so distorted that it is difficult to view (and there is no option that I can find to resize it's display). The controls only work when they feel like it (try moving a Pachisi piece to the location you wish - it can take 4 or 5 tries to get it to lock in to the location). I had to reboot after using the software to get the mouse to function correctly again. What a HUGE disappointment and waste of money.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars They have ruined what used to be a good product November 8, 2010
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I'M SO DISAPPOINTED!!! A total waste of time and money. I used to love playing the older versions. Successive versions have gotton worse and worse and this one is just terrible. I loved playing canasta. In this version, the cards are so small, the layout so small that you can't even make out which cards have been laid out. They even changed how the player's hand is viewed, making visually seeing your hand and the number of cards of a suit much harder to identify. I can't even get the discard to work correctly half of the time. If they had just left the old games alone. How can they possibly think this is an improvement? I suspect, like me, the users of these games are older. Do they think we have screen magnifiers that make playing possible? I'm disgusted beyond belief. Unfortunately, the older programs won't load with the new software. All of the changes have been for the worse since the 95 games. They must feel that they have to make changes to justify new versions. Who do they have test these products? Hoyle has gone downhill. It's so bad, it's unplayable. Shame on you Hoyle.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Hoyle Puzzle & Board" works great on windows 7! May 4, 2011
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This version says it is for Windows 7 in the tiny print on the back & it is! Works great in Windows 7! Just make sure you go to "AutoPlay" in "Control Panel" & you have the "Install or run program from your media" box checked next to "Software and games" & "save" this feature. Windows 7 eliminated most of my PC XP games & the couple that worked would freeze if anything else at all was operating. (For instance: listening to audio playing on Windows Media in the background while playing the game.) I haven't tried all the games yet, but the 5 I have are perfect & no freezing! Hope you enjoy them as much as I am.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Same old, same old September 24, 2010
Please, save yourself some money and get an earlier version. Nothing worth spending $20 here.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lousy, Lousy, Lousy April 22, 2011
By Leonard
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Bought this game six weeks ago; what a rip-off. Love to play parchesi; magnetic board is terrible--puts your marker anywhere it choses. Can't play chinese checkers on it: board has so many lines, too difficult to sort the movement of the marbles. Hoyle used to be a good company...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hoyle Puzzle and Board 2011 SB January 9, 2011
By Chuck D
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Don't waste your money it doesn't work on Macs. Broderbund customer service did not reply to written questions for technical support. The product is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.6. The product does not include many of the games advertised and the ones that are included don't fully work. The product is not an improvement over previous versions. Don't waste your time or money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it but... April 25, 2011
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The installation for Windows 7 was OK but could not be installed on Windows Vista as I have two computer. It is mentioned on the box good for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Seems not to be true for Windows Vista.
Next time I will questioned myself on the veracity of Hoyle's product.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not fun to play at all April 18, 2011
I played the older version on my mom's computer. I enjoyed it,so I bought one myself.
It is nowhere near as much fun, though hard to say how. The computer almost always wins, for one thing. And it is not as easy to see what's going on, even though I have a bigger monitor. And the "feel" is different, but again, I can't say how.
I really hate the noise on starting this up. I have to exit right away, put the mute button on, then start it again, because I always forget the horrible, loud "music." I also hate the talking characters, but since I play this on mute, I don't have to listen to them.
My mom died and her stuff is gone, so I can't ask her for her version. It is unlikely to work on my computer anyhow.
I regret every cent I spent on this. Does the manufacturer listen at all to consumers?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what we expected
This is exactly what we expected to get. We had purchased the 2010 version for my parents and they loved it. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Art
5.0 out of 5 stars I was so happy when she brought it out to me because I ...
Loaned this to my mom a couple years ago and forgot I did. I was so happy when she brought it out to me because I missed these games a lot. FYI, this disk works with windows 8.
Published 23 days ago by Katrina Pierce
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 3 months ago by Jearl Matney
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
does not work well with Windows 7
Published 3 months ago by MKG
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good game
Published 4 months ago by Richard C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love all the games. Much fun to play.
Published 4 months ago by Nancy F.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Product and Service was Great
Published 4 months ago by MRS
1.0 out of 5 stars Anti-Virus and Malware Detectors Don't Like This Software
This Encore product stirred a Hornet's nest. Anti-virus and malware detectors were set off by a scan of the installation CD. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dragoneer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Grandkids Love It!
Their grandmother had an older version of Puzzle and Board Games on her computer when she went to visit them - she asked me if I would order it so they can have their own copy. Read more
Published 18 months ago by James H. Skjervem
4.0 out of 5 stars Hoyle
I bought this for my husband, but it didn't work on his computer. It would not install. I was able to put it on my computer and it works well.
Published 18 months ago by Donna E Reese
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