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Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection

Windows - 1997

Alt names Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection - Games So Engaging the Challenge Is to Stop, Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection - Le plus dur est de s'arrêter !, Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection - Spiele, die Sie begeistern werden!
Year 1997
Platform Windows
Released in Germany
Theme Compilation / Shovelware
Publisher Microsoft Corporation
Developer Microsoft Corporation
4.23 / 5 - 80 votes

Description of Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection

Alexei Pajitnov of Tetris fame designed several puzzles in this collection of 10 puzzle games.

Although the games vary in fun level and originality, most of them, such as Fringer and Finty Flush (which Pajitnov designed), are truly original and fun games that would have been worth the price on their own. The ten games are Fringer, Finty Flush, Mixed Genetics, Charmer, Rat Poker, Color Collision, Lineup, Spring Weekend, Jewel Chase, and Muddled Casino. An amazing value for the money and definitely a keeper for all puzzle enthusiasts.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Gameboy3DS 2024-04-27 1 point

Eyyoo! I'm SO happy I got to play these again!
Shoutouts to Chadmander for giving us a Product Key to properly install these!

cyg 2024-04-14 0 point

it was running great until recently, now the graphics on fringer are messed up and level one has orange and multi-colored strands for some reason. just not sure how all of a sudden the fringer.exe specifically could have been messed up? i tried uninstalling and re-downloading fresh, didn't fix it. would love thoughts on how to deal with this - doesn't appear to affect the other game files, just my favorite one!

foodzilla 2023-09-16 1 point

the product number doesn't matter, I just used all 1s

Daisy 2023-02-21 1 point

I have been trying to get a working version of this for YEARS and finding this on my twice-a-year search (when i really really want to play one of the games and get the urge to try, again) has made me so so happy. THANK YOU!

bryan 2022-12-30 1 point

Wasn't there included a game where it's like a science lab you had to be careful not to mix certain ones and there's a cat named curie cat that really hated it when you dropped the nitroglycerin on her it's really hissed and jumped

INGOGNITO 2022-11-21 1 point

Thank you so much I been trying to find this for years. It's my favorite. :)

Kelsey 2022-10-25 1 point

Wow thats awesome, thank you for the childhood memories!!!

me 2022-07-05 1 point

i have a chromebook and it wants me to select an app to open it.

tonipng 2022-06-01 1 point

I would love to play the Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection - remember this from way back - but when I go to install it, it asks for a product id.

What do I do about that? Can you help me?

Thank you, Toni

oke 2022-01-25 0 point

Just use only 1's in the Product ID

kate 2022-01-06 -1 point

does anyone remember another game pack that had a count down cog?

Gwendy 2022-01-03 2 points

Miss these oldies

Karen 2021-04-27 7 points

omg thank you i cried when i got this to work. my grandma used to play these with me when i was a small child.

Rafael Benitez 2021-04-24 2 points

Muchisimas gracias me lleno de nostalgia =)

Suzette 2021-02-19 2 points happy to have Rat Poker back! I had so much fun with this game in the late 90s/early 2000s. The only thing I wish is that I could make it a full screen. It seems so SMALL now on a laptop. Any idea how to make it bigger? I've tried mucking with the display settings but don't want to screw it up for everything else. thanks much.

ChadMander 2020-12-08 15 points

If you need a product ID use 01234-OEM-0123456-01234

Unowninator 2020-11-14 0 point

It wants a Product ID and won't let me play without one. How do I get one?

NikkiWestside 2020-10-15 3 points

Thank you so much for sharing this. I have honestly looked for Rat Poker among the other games for so many years. I just played one round of each game and I am transported back to my mom and dad's basement having the time of my life. The nostalgia is amazing and I am glad to have and keep these games!

pertilot 2020-09-27 1 point


David 2020-09-13 1 point

Thank for share!!!. I like playin rat poker

JUSSIE 2020-09-01 4 points

I need the code to install... am i missing somthing?

Erkie 2020-07-23 -1 point

I got my first computer way back in the late 1990s and it came bundled with Microsoft Entertainment Pack Puzzle edition. After a good run, my trusty old computer died and I had to buy a new one. Yeah it was faster, had more memory and other bells and whistles, but I sure missed the hours and hours of fun I had playing fringer, finty flush, Jewel chase and the other games that came with the puzzle pack. Im so happy that after all these years, decades really, I get to play these awesome old school games again. Thanks!

nad 2020-07-12 1 point

Thanks all, finally managed to play this game. I love them!

No nickname 2020-03-10 -4 points

All I want is fringer...simply put how can I get it for my phone

Batti 2019-06-01 0 point

I love this web-site, I find my favourite games.

Flebbo 2019-05-05 0 point

Thank you so much for this! I was trying to remember what these games were called for years and then I decided to try searching for 'puzzle game rat bubble' and I found it! I'd really missed fringer.

Mrs. Nostalgia 2019-03-26 0 point

This was awesome, these games are so good. If you want to run on a Mac, the Wine program worked well with it. Just download Wine, run the Setup.exe program first to install it, then run Play.exe.

Rumble 2019-02-24 1 point

This is definitely a big dose of nostalgia! Key code listed above works. For anyone having difficulties installing, you need to unzip, then either burn the iso to a disk using your cd burner software, or using that same software (I'm using burn aware free), create a new folder on the desktop and process all files in the iso to that folder. Then run the setup file and you're good. So far, I did not need to change any computer settings to run on windows 10.

Dakota89 2019-01-11 1 point

Hi! So, I have a mac (yeah I’m one if those) lol, but growing up we had these games on the family computer. Can these download onto a macbook? I really miss them!
Also I am totally tech illiterate so any help is appreciated:)

Tha Tru Soldja 2018-12-20 -1 point

For Windows 10 Users Make Sure You Run This In Compatibility Mode for Something Like Windows 7 and you Should be Good

TTMM 2018-10-23 2 points

Hss anyone else had issues running mixed genetics? It is the only reason I downloaded this (LOVED that game) and when I click play it makes a little noise and closes.

I tried changing the compatibility mode and it still won't work.

RangerSequoia 2018-09-19 -1 point

How do I install this? I'm a total n00b when it comes to abandonware

Nu One 2018-08-11 -2 points

the product key for this can be all 1s, or all 2s ect...

Vlad 2018-06-24 3 points

It works, 01234-OEM-0123456-01234

Nixie 2018-06-20 3 points

Oh, man, I remember this set! I remember the headaches it initially caused with the certificate number, but then when I managed to find it and uncover it...what fun it was!!

My favorites were Fringer, Color Changer, Charmer, and Rat Poker.

BelongingPluto 2018-04-04 -1 point

Great! So happy I downloaded this. So many memories! :D

Bluebell 2018-02-19 4 points

When I try to run setup, it says it can't find the language specific DLL. What do I do?

Sandra 2018-02-16 1 point

Works great except my favorite game... Fringer! Some colors of strings just don't appear, which makes it impossible to play! Did anyone have the same problem and find a solution? Thanks!

martin 2018-01-23 0 point


I tried compatibility mode, and it works! Oh the nostalgia..

martin 2018-01-23 0 point

every game crashes the second you click on one

Curses 2018-01-10 1 point

I used 01234-OEM-0123456-01234 as my product ID. Worked flawlessly. Enjoy your puzzles!

kabuki 2017-10-09 1 point

We need "Product ID".
[Locate your 20 digit "Product ID" and enter it in the space below.
You will find this number on your Certificate of Authenticity.
{ Product ID
{ □-OEM-□-□
[OK] [Exit Setup]

Look please.CD?DVD?BoX? ID

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