Summary: I performed a clean install on my winxp pro 32bit system. I'm getting random computer shut offs while using this program. One of my system utilities continually informs me that the Hoyle exe file is using an exceptional amount of cpu usage.
Summary: I used to enjoy playing canasta and solitaire on the old version of Hoyle Card Games. Unfortunately, Mac seems to find it necessary to "update" its operating system every 15 minutes so I was forced to buy a newer version that would work on Mac OS 10.6.
Summary: I like 2008 and older. This 2009 version has a different card layout than previous versions. I wasted $18 on this and wound up purchasing the 2008 version. I hope they change it back or at least give an option for a different card layout.
Summary: I purchased this game to have another Bridge Game to my collection. While it was challenging enough, the feature I didn't like was not being able to play for my partner, so I was frustrated when the computer made a bad play. Other games allow me to play both hands even when partner wins the bid.
Summary: This item was programmed against the human player. It is unnaturally contrived. This manifests itself in several ways: the card deals are always non-normal and extreme; the electronic partners, especially in Spades are deliberate dunces who either overbid, underbid, or overtake accumulating too many...
Summary: They have taken a game obviously written in Windows 3.1 era and just made it not crash in Vista...(unless you try to switch from full screen to window mode that is). There are no improvements to the user experience whatsoever. You cannot use the keyboard at all.
Summary: Why can't someone develop a computer bridge game that provides the challenge of the bidding and playing hands? This bridge game is the only one I could find for my Mac and it leaves much to be desired.
Summary: Save your money. The games are fun and work well. However, there are very few variations. The bridge, Blackjack and Solitare all only have maybe a dozen games and then repeats. It is pretty bad when you play bridge and by looking at your hand you know the winning bid and the play of the game.
Summary: Disappointed in the quality of programming. For example, in spades, the characters routinely make dumb plays -- last one playing uses a high spade rather than a low one or the partner has played an ace and will take trick but the character uses a spade even though the trick would be taken by the...
Summary: The animation is great, the characters have interesting comments but the programing sucks. The computer controls the cards. It is programed to rotate the winners. Winning is not random. If you win a game, you will get a losing hand until all the other characters have won.