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Encore Software Hoyle Puzzle Board Games 2012 AMR

by Encore Software
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews) 12 answered questions

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Platform: PC Disc
  • Beautiful polished user interface with smarter navigation and menu
  • Smarter game logic keeps the stakes high
  • Optimization for quicker game install, loading and game-play

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Platform: PC Disc
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005BLAJRC
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches ; 10.6 ounces
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Release Date: August 16, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #445 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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Platform: PC Disc

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The number 1 Puzzle & Board Game Suite just got Better!

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful! September 9, 2011
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
I don't know if anyone else has had the same problems of getting the games to work in Windows 7 but I certainly have. It acts like an earlier version I had that wouldn't work in Windows 7. And It is deceptive about what games are on there. There's only one choice for Dominoes instead of the multiple choices you had with the earlier games (which is why I bought it in the first place). Since I had so many pop-up warnings I finally gave up. Maybe others will have better luck.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games December 6, 2011
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
It seems that every time this software is updated, minor changes are made that aren't necessarily good ones. For instance, in Crosswords, the clues aren't numbered, so it's hard to tell where you should be within the puzzle itself. And even though the clue you're on is highlighted, the contrast between the background and the "highlight" is barely noticeable, which I found hard on my eyes. In Word Search, previous versions crossed out a word after it was found, but that's not so with this newer version. I play Pachisi a lot, and that's one game that had different glitches in two of the previous versions. Those bugs have been worked out, which makes the game much more enjoyable now. I occasionally play a few of the other games, and everything seems to be the same with those.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pachisi Problem Fixed January 21, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
I upgraded from 2008 to 2012 version because of a problem with Pachisi (difficult to position pieces). I'm happy to say the problem is now fixed. The 2012 version has less games than the 2008 version (Bump 'em, Hangman, Sudoku are among the ones that are gone). It did come with a new game called KOC (King of Cheap) Solitaire, which you install separately. It is a really strange game that I will not be playing. I am running this on Windows 7 with no problems.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hoyle March 1, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
The games are fun to play. The cross word puzzle has no numbers so I can not play that game. Currently I can play one game at a time. The menu that lets you go from one game to another has vanished.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good all around game software February 12, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
I enjoy playing chess on this along with Solitaire.
I left off one star because one of the features doesn't work.
You are supposed to win the "prize" of being able to modify your
persona, a little face that represents yourself, an avatar,
with more variety of clothing and accessories if you win a game,
and this feature didn't work much to my disappointment.
I had chosen as my "prize" some new music to listen to while I played
and it didn't work. It wouldn't allow me to click on my prize. :(
Silly I know but still....
Anyway this is a good general purpose game set for people who just want the basics.
I recently got a new Asus laptop which came with this as a tryout version and enjoyed it so much I decided to buy this.
When I can't sleep late at night I play chess. The variety of
"opponents" is a fun feature. I'm not much of a game player,
but this is nice to have.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More product info February 7, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Disc
This collection boasts over 1,000 puzzle and board game variations including --
- Classic board games : Backgammon, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Chess, Dominoes, Mahjong, Pachisi
- Their own versions of newer games : Battling Ships, Master Match, Memory, Panic, Time Breaker
- Word games : Anagrams, Crosswords, Word Searches, Wordox

You can find more information on "Hoyle Puzzle and Board Games 2012" on the publishers HoyleGaming website, hoylegaming.com/p-50-hoyle-puzzle-and-board-games-2012.aspx
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Games February 17, 2012
By Grandpa
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
The sheer number and types of games on this product make it good value for money. I would personally prefer much greater ease of control of the game environments their look and feel so to speak but if you enjoy playing pretty much any kind of game against the computer this fills the bill.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked on Win 7 64bit October 15, 2011
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
My mother had this game on her old XP box. When we upped her to Win 7 the old version would not load anymore. Finally this version came out and I am a worthy son again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Reminder to any buyer who downloads this to her computer ...
Reminder to any buyer who downloads this to her computer....be watchful about downloading more than the games, in this case for me it was the DirectX Sample Browser and several... Read more
Published 19 hours ago by hannah
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, not great, board games...
I got this as an update to a previous version of Hoyle Puzzle&Board games. It seamlessly installed the new version with its separate icon but, to my surprise, looked into the old... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Beantown Jim
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Buggy Software. Do Not Buy.
Mahjong Tiles comes up and says it's timed. you click on ok and it immediately comes up with game over. Software is buggy and no good. you can't play the games. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Toni
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect
Published 1 month ago by Robert Chase
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good games fast delivery
Published 1 month ago by HoreladyD
5.0 out of 5 stars Hoyle games are great
Love Hoyle games and this is just as I wanted!
Published 2 months ago by Mary Runyan
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good games
Published 2 months ago by A. B. Evans
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disapppointing
I have the earlier version on another computer so I will continue to play with that one. This is not working well on my large screen and I am not going to change the screen... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ktina
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT compatible with Windows 7
This product was a "free add on" as part of another product I purchased. I downloaded and attempted to install it (having checked the system requirements) but it gives an error... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Laura M
5.0 out of 5 stars Hoyle Puzzle Board Games 2012
The Hoyle Puzzle and Board Games 2012 was easy to install on the PC. The games run smooth, and the large variety of games is enough to keep everyone busy.
Published 3 months ago by M. Eaton
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