The Games People Play: Gin ∙ Cribbage ∙ Checkers ∙ Backgammon
DOS - 1990
Description of The Games People Play: Gin ∙ Cribbage ∙ Checkers ∙ Backgammon
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.
Review By HOTUD
Captures and Snapshots
Comments and reviews
admin 2011-08-22 0 point DOS version
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.
Write a comment
Share your gamer memories, help others to run the game or comment anything you'd like. If you have trouble to run The Games People Play: Gin ∙ Cribbage ∙ Checkers ∙ Backgammon, read the abandonware guide first!
Download The Games People Play: Gin ∙ Cribbage ∙ Checkers ∙ Backgammon
We may have multiple downloads for few games when different versions are available. Also, we try to upload manuals and extra documentations when possible. If the manual is missing and you own the original manual, please contact us!
Just one click to download at full speed!
Fellow retro gamers also downloaded these games: