If you get over the obvious cheating, this is a fun inexpensive collection of card games
Aaron Goldman, Amazon
19 June 2012
Summary: There is a nice collection of card games that you can play without finding someone to play against. I enjoy the wide variety of opponents with different playing skills and trash talking. You can deselect the talkative option; but what fun is that? I ended up giving the computer game 3 stars because of the computers cheating ways. For example, there have been too many times that the computer had gin right at the beginning or within the first two cards.
Summary: The games can be fun, but there are irksome deficiencies in the programming. In spades: one's partner, as often as an opponent, will frequently take a high card,like a K that the player is depending on for a point. It's like the partner is playing against the human. The partner will bid illogically. If the partner has 6 spades, A, K, Q, 5, 3, 2, for example, it'll bid "6" on just having six spades notwithstanding the likelihood of the lower numbers being taken.
Summary: 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..
Summary: I think the product is great; it contains many more card games than I'm familiar with, and I'm a card player. My disappointment is that the only Poker game is five-card draw; not stud, no Texas hold-em. I didn't find that limitation in the product description.
Summary: The games are good, but the programmed bias against the human player can be exasperating. Like how likely is it that in three or more deals in a row in the game of Hearts that you, one player out of four, would get dealt the Q, K and A of Spades? Or when passing the A or K of Spades would receive in the pass the Q of Spades. The deals are often too unlikely in their makeup. The odds against the human are contrived and excessive.