The Hoyle® Official Card Games Collection 2015 includes plenty of favourites, including Solitaire, Hearts, Bridge, Euchre, Rummy and Blackjack. This new collection also features several games not found in earlier editions, such as Fan Tan, Oh Hell and Whist, making a total of over 70 games. In addition, the set includes the official rules for the games (which are also available online here), as well as tips and strategies, allowing you to easily try out and learn new games. All this comes at a very reasonable price. Separate versions are available for Windows® (including Windows® 10) or Mac® OS X.
There are options for choosing various styles of deck, backs, background, music, speed of play and so on, including customising what you and your opponent(s) look like although, to be honest, the characters are a bit stiff and unnatural. Fortunately the music can be turned off as it becomes a distraction from thinking. New features, such as background patterns, are unlocked as you continue playing. Depending on your computer screen settings, some options are easier on the eye than others, but overall the graphics could be better animated.
The game easily becomes addictive, but be warned, it isn't always easy to win playing against the computer. Find more information here→
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Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Romeo and Juliet playing cards illustrated by Belgian artist Virginie Carquin 2016.
Based on the knowledge, wisdom and interpretation of Paul Foster Case and Arthur Edward Waite.
“The New Palladini Tarot” by David Palladini published by U.S. Games Inc., in 1996.
The Aquarian Tarot Deck illustrated by David Palladini, published by Morgan Press, Inc., 1970.
The Linweave Tarot is actually an elaborate set of paper samples from the Pulp, Paper and Board Divi...
Photographs of political and media figures associated with the Presidency of Donald Trump (2017-2021...
Reproductions of cigarette cards from 1910 on the subject of the early days of aviation.
Dinosaurs from different ages and locations, with artwork by Virginijus Poshkus.
A different dinosaur for each of the four suits, two printed in red and two in blue.
Eclipse Comic playing cards is a reproduction of the first transformation pack printed in the USA in...
Old West Guns playing cards containing information about firearms from the Old West, USA.
Jessel’s Bibliography of works in English on Playing Cards and Gaming describes “The first book on P...
Centennial Olympic Games playing cards celebrating the centenary of the modern Olympic Games, 1896-1...
‘Star Wars: a New Hope’ playing cards to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film Star Wars, USA, ...
American President Lines shipping souvenir playing cards, early to mid-1950s.
Royal Hawaiian playing cards published by the Royal Hawaiian Playing Card Company, Honolulu.
Official souvenir pack showing 52 coloured exhibits from the New York World’s Fair, 1964-6.
“Buffalo soldiers” playing cards commemorating African American military men who helped change the f...
‘Century of Progress’ Exposition playing cards produced by Western Playing Card Company, USA, 1933. ...
Bicycle Negro League Baseball Museum souvenir playing cards, USA, 2012.
New York City souvenir playing cards with 53 different views of interest, USA, 1915.
The Disney Villains tarot deck by Insight Editions emphasises iconic villains, merging traditional t...
Nation’s capital souvenir playing cards published by the United States Playing Card Company, USA, 19...
Caricatures by Garth Stackhouse of American politicians involved in the 1996 presidential campaign.
Nile Fortune cards no.68x published by the United States Playing Card Company, USA, 1904.