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Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 2: Solitaire

DOS - 1990

Also available on: Mac - Amiga - Atari ST

Alt names Hoyle Book of Games: Volume Two - Solitaire, Hoyle: Book of Games - Vol.II: Solitaire
Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Puzzle
Theme Cards
Publisher Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Developer Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Perspectives Top-Down, Fixed / Flip-screen
4.44 / 5 - 9 votes

Description of Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 2: Solitaire

The second volume in Sierra's Hoyle series based on the authoritative guide to parlor games, Hoyle Volume 2 features 26 solitaire games, all complete with synopsis of rules. The games range from the popular (Klondike, Golf, Pyramid) to the obscure (Spiderette, Bristol, Nestor).

The absence of famous Sierra game characters (not surprisingly, since this is a solitaire game) mutes the entertainment value of Hoyle Volume 2 somewhat. However, it still offers many options that card game beginners will appreciate, such as the "Easy" and "Hard" modes for each game, as well as Quick Replay option and the variety of decks and background colors to choose from.

In terms of pure value for the money (and file size), though, QQP's incredible Solitaire's Journey is a far superior product in every respect, from the number of games to the range of options, including tournament mode. As such, Hoyle Volume 2 is recommended only to beginners who want an easy, user-friendly challenge.

Those who are looking for the atmospheric fun of Hoyle Volume 1 will be sorely disappointed. Fortunately, Sierra's characters will return in Hoyle Volume 3, which you can also download from this site :)

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Comments and reviews

ellen 2018-01-22 0 point

Can you play all this card games above with 1 player? Or Wich ones can be played by 1 player?

Rob 2015-05-17 0 point Mac version

I downloaded these three. I already had a real volume 1. V3 installed no problem. This one says "cannot execute install.exe" either from floppy or the hard drive.

Anonymous 2014-06-29 0 point DOS version

Its okay. Hint: not as good as the original =(

Billy 2014-05-19 0 point DOS version

EXCELLENT GAME!!! LOVE IT!

Godfather 2014-05-01 0 point DOS version

yes

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