Summary: I had the Real Deal card games 2011 downloaded directly to my computer. There are no instructions on how to play the games. I could not find a site online to get them. I could not find a way to contact the company for help. There is a HELP display for each game but it is blank. Therefore, I can only play the fews traditional games for which I already know the rules.
Summary: Absolutely no help for the solitaire games as to how to play them.Help gives a blank screen. Once I found the pdf manual, which did not install, it referred me to the help button. Disk has to remain in. So not available on my laptop. Solitaire games are all completely unintuitive. No scoring to tell if you are even heading in the right direction. It isn't worth $5, let alone the rediculous price I paid at Bestbuy.
Summary: This is the year 2011 and you should not have to use CD disk everytime you want to play. Don't consider Hoyle as an alternative, because that game is even worse. These truly are dark times for PC card fans.
Summary: There may be a small flaw, but so what? Thanks to me having this game, I was able to learn how to play some of the card games Hoyle doesn't have. In addition, this game comes with an MP3 player. This way I can download files via amazon.com and listen to them as I play. I gave it 5 stars so I can hopefully give the average review a little boost. Overall, I think it is well worh the money.
Summary: I've never used the online gambling available through Reeldeal Games, and I pity anyone who does. The game players cheat and the scores are often wrong in regular non-betting games, like hearts and gin. Waste of time and money.
Summary: Not impressed with this. If I could return it I would. It looks good, but to pay the cards you have to double click them. You are not able to change players or your piece or the back grounds. It is very restrictive. I did not play anything put pinochle, but that was enough for me. It's back in the case and going to Goodwill.
Summary: This product is even worse than 2010 Hoyle Card Games and that's quite an accomplishment. Installation is very slow and in order to play the games, the Reel Deal DVD must remain inserted in your computer. That's so 20th century. Real Deal suffers from some of the same illogical tactics that plague Hoyle. In hearts, the characters are programmed to play the Queen of Spades at the first opportunity.
Summary: Try Reel Deal Card Games 2011 instead of the Hoyle Card Games. The cards are large and easy to move. There is a good selection of games. The characters are 'adjustable' and amusing. Everything works - no bugs found so far. As you play, you win different kinds of tokens that allow you to go shopping at the 'mall'. They also included a 'stone' slot machine that assembles and disassembles itself, and gives you a way of winning extra tokens and prizes.