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The Games People Play: Gin ∙ Cribbage ∙ Checkers ∙ Backgammon

DOS - 1990

Year
1990
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Strategy
Theme
Board / Party Game, Cards
Publisher
Software Toolworks, Inc., The
Developer
Software Toolworks, Inc., The
4 / 5 - 1 vote

Description of The Games People Play: Gin ∙ Cribbage ∙ Checkers ∙ Backgammon

The Games People Play: Gin ∙ Cribbage ∙ Checkers ∙ Backgammon is a game published in 1990 by Software Toolworks, Inc., The, the theme is board / party game, cards. It features a strategy genre and uses a perspective.

The Games People Play is a lackluster collection of two card games (Gin and Cribbage) and two board games (Checkers and Backgammon). Clearly Software Toolworks wanted to market the game as a "premium" title, touting numerous features and endorsements. For instance, from MobyGames game entry: "Gin and Cribbage offer supposedly personality-based A.I. advisors and opponents. The checkers program is endorsed by the American Checker Federation and includes official play rules such as 2-move and 3-move openings. The backgammon game has four variations of play (Traditional, Acey-deucy, Dutch, and Plakoto)." Unfortunately, these features cannot make up for the fact that none of the games in TGPP is particularly challenging. I was able to beat the computer opponent in all 4 games fairly consistently - the AI is a far cry from a decent one in Software Toolworks' own Chessmaster games. Since AI is the most important aspect of a good board game, TGPP leaves a lot to be desired. Recommended only if you are a novice to these games and prefer to learn the games rather than finding a tough opponent to beat.

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#1933

admin added this comment on 2011-08-22 :

I did run the game, first you have to run the install, install the games to the hard drive and select copy from 3.5
You will have to add a 3.5 floppy disk pointing to the game directory to make it work.

#1929

bjaff added this comment on 2011-08-20 :

I have tried multi times to install this & unable to do so . It does not reconise the hard drive , & selects 5" or 3" disks . How do you get past this ?
Bill "bjaffrey@bell.net"

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