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Hoyle Card Games 2008 [Old Version]

by Encore Software
Windows Vista / 2000 / XP
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews) 54 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Create your own character with Face Creator, customizing everything from facial features to clothes
  • Interactive computer opponents with multiple skill levels to challenge everybody
  • Play together on the same computer and challenge your friends and family for bragging rights or play solo with 55 different solitaire games
  • Hoyle Card Games 2008 is available for both Windows and Mac. The download
  • Windows 2000 SP4/XP (Home & Pro) SP2/Vista Pentium 266 MHz processor or faster (800 MHz processor for Vista) 16 MB RAM (64 MB for Windows XP, 512 MB RAM for Vista)

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / 2000 / XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.1 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001IYR53W
  • Item model number: 14296
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 21, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #356 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Step up to the best deal in town and test your skill. Shuffle the cards and deal yourself in to the greatest card games of all time. HOYLE drops you right into the action with more than 150 classic games, official rules, tips and strategies. From classic games like Cribbage to new favorites like online Texas Hold¿em, HOYLE Card Games 2008 has something for everyone. All games are based on the official rules from HOYLE, the authority for more than 200 years. More than 75 card games including: Texas Hold¿em, Hearts, Bridge, Crazy Eights, Gin Rummy, Omaha Hold¿em, Pinochle, Rummy 500, and much more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
59 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Love these Games January 27, 2010
By Cathy M
After a LOT of confusion and research on what version would best work with Vista, I came to the conclusion that 2008 was the way to go. (I have a 2000 edition that won't completely run on Vista). Then I came to Amazon and realized that there was a 2008 "Old Version" and "New Version".... WHAT????? I bit the bullet and found a "New Version - Jewel Case" 2008 locally and brought it home with some trepidation. IT WORKS GREAT! I also purchased the Board games 2008. I have the "New Version of 2008" loaded on my Vista Desktop and it also works on my XP netbook. Other reviews have stated that they haven't updated the players or the voices of the opponents, and I also agree that if Hoyle is going to release a new version every year without really "upgrading" the games then a "free upgrade" or a discounted upgrade for current owners would be good customer relations! The only other thing that irritates me is the fact that not all of the backgrounds/game boards/faces etc., are available for use, they have to be "purchased" with coins. I just received my Windows 7 Upgrade and am curious as to whether or not this will work with that. I have had no problems at all with this and am, for the most part, very happy with it.
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68 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Believe the poor reviews about the newer versions January 30, 2010
By Trinity
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Since 50 passed me by, I've gotten quite particular. I read the reviews on the newer versions wanting one that would work with my new Win7 pro 64 bit system. I even tried the '09 version and didn't like it for the same reasons others gave.

I love this 2008 version. My Pretty Good Solitaire games I've played for years aren't working out visually for me on this system with a new widescreen monitor, so I needed something I would enjoy playing. While it isn't Pretty Good Solitaire, I have to say at least I'm having fun with this 2008 version of Hoyle. It's everything others have said about it. If you like to play card games to relax as I do and you're worried about Win7 etc....get this one.

Kudos to Amazon for carrying it and at a price where I got free shipping when I included it with some DVDs in the purchase.

while I don't like how some of the games play compared to what I'm used to, I still give it a 5 stars.

I just couldn't take Win7 pro64 anymore. What a POS OS. It's nothing more than Vista with new wrapping, imo.
Unexpected crashes, you blink and it would crash.
Went back to Win XP 64 Pro
The game works flawlessly. Not a single issue.

As a matter of fact, so do all my other games with no issues whatsoever using WinXP pro 64.
I do love this game. Installed without a hitch and plays without a hitch.
This is still the game you want.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hoyle games January 14, 2011
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Hoyle games 2008 is a little better then Hoyle games 2005 and a lot better then Hoyle games 2010. Slightly better logic in the 2008 version compared to the 2005, about as good as the 2010 version but the 2008 version has better graphics then the 2010 version.

All the versions must have been written by a none player because the game logic stinks. For instance...you do not trump your partners ace if it has already taken the trick, and if your partner has already taken the trick no matter what was played you do not over trump or play a higher card to take the trick away from your partner. All the players play as if they are alone no matter what the game is which makes for a bad partner.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!! July 4, 2010
By gamer
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This is a great game, I never seem to get bored with it and the best part is that it works well with Windows 7.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun August 9, 2010
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The Hoyle card games package was easy to install and works well on Win7 and XP. I have had no problems with it and have been playing the games for the past month or so.

I am not too crazy about their Facemaker program, I think the older version on Hoyle Board games was much better and easier to use.

I would recommend this package to anyone who wants simple but challenging games to keep one entertained.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value for the Money November 27, 2010
By Watcher
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For the price of $10 or less, this package contains quite a number of games and has something of interest for everyone in the family - card games, children's games, and gambling. In addition to the games played against computer opponents (such as Bridge, Canasta, and Cribbage), there are a significant number of solitaire games to choose from.

To add an extra dimension to game play, rewards can be won in the various games and then "spent" within the program to "buy" additional game components such as different Cribbage boards or playing surfaces. Miami Solitaire is a stand-alone game that has a fun little story and its own set of rewards.

Some reviewers have said that other, newer Hoyle products do not run on Windows 7 but this product definitely does (including 64-bit), although I find it works best if set up to run in the Compatibility Mode for Windows XP SP2.

The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because some of the games don't have instructions provided which make them nearly impossible to play. Also the screen can only be displayed in two sizes: full screen or a small-ish window. I wish it could be resized to something in between.

Overall though, I think this is well worth the money and will provide hours and hours of enjoyment.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
prefer the 2003 version to this one -returned this version for credit
Published 2 days ago by Mrs Doris Dunn
4.0 out of 5 stars I only use it for hearts - it's good. I'd give it 5 stars except it...
I only use it for hearts - it's good. I'd give it 5 stars except it sometimes seems like it's biased against you instead of the other players and sometimes against one other... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Walter J. Bochenek
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
The game is a rip off. Very seldom does the player win. Sorry I bought it.
Published 4 days ago by Cecemist
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I wanted
I wanted just one simple card game, not this monster that had too many versions, bells and whistles for me and my computer.
Published 6 days ago by Pat Elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
enjoy every night
Published 7 days ago by ronald cardamone
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
i love it good gift if you like to play cards try has a lot of levels and styles.
Published 11 days ago by vl
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This was not the old version I had hoped for. Otherwise its ok
Published 14 days ago by william wood
1.0 out of 5 stars Contains MALWARE
Wouldn't install completely, blackjack.exe specifically. Had the CD examined by a pro and it turns out the blackjack file contains malware, a trojan that may have the ability to... Read more
Published 16 days ago by AMcD
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love the variety of games and the characters
Published 20 days ago by Teedee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoy the wide variety of card games offered.
Published 28 days ago by Chuck
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