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?
Attractive, but not as functional as the older version
22 March 2011
Summary: I had an earlier version of this game which I enjoyed, but have lost the disk. I thought I'd try a newer version, but stayed with one a couple of years old as my PC is six years old or so and runs on Windows XP.
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.
Summary: Shame on you people for regurgitating the same piece of donkey doodle over & over. I feel as though this 2008 version plays & behaves better than newer versions. If you are into playing various card games (which it does include just about all of them) then this is the best one to get.
Pros: I've had this version for a few months. I like the way it plays & behaves on XP, Vista or Win7. Probably the most solid suite of card games which feature Pinochle, Spades, Bridge etc...
Cons: The graphics are archaic. The resolution is locked to like 800x600. Hoyle (Encore or Navarre Ent.) have really got their head's up their whazzoos. Each year they put out a "new" version of their infamous Card Games series and each year it shows absoluetely ZERO visual improvement. In fact it actu...
Summary: When I installed this game, it started by asking me if I wanted to install unchecked material, I ticked yes. It then installed Smile before it installed Hoyle. The Smile messed up my internet by installing Bing which I did not want, so I had to uninstall the whole thing and restore my original...