The #1 card game collection is back and better than ever- now updated with a new look, better AI and new opponents to play against! Hoyle Official Card Games includes all of your favorite authentic card games!
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Mostly Negative (18 reviews) - 38% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 18, 2015

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September 30

A brand new Hoyle experience!

Dear Players,

We wanted to take this time to say thanks for the wonderful feedback that the community has given regarding the way the game looks.

With this new update, we have improved the Hoyle user experience with a brand new interface, addtional characters, and a fully voiced character cast for each character. There are other little tid bits here and there that have been improved on as well.

Those of you who already have the game installed will receive this free upgrade. Customers buying the game who don't already own it will receive the new build of the game.

Thank you very much for your feedback. Please let us know in the forums if there is somethig you would like to see in our games.

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About This Game

The #1 card game collection is back and better than ever- now updated with a new look, better AI and new opponents to play against! Hoyle Official Card Games includes all of your favorite authentic card games! Play all the most popular variations of classic card games like Solitaire, Hearts, Bridge, Euchre, Rummy, Blackjack, Go Fish, and War. This collection also includes several card games never before featured in a Hoyle game, such as Fan Tan, Oh Hell and Whist. Get right into the action with all these classic card games. Pull up a chair and deal yourself into Hoyle Official Card Games Collection!


  • All-new, redesigned look!
  • Over 70 new and classic card games to learn, practice and master!
  • Dozens of backgrounds and cards to choose from!
  • Widescreen monitor support.
  • Put yourself in the game or create silly faces with the new and improved Face Creator.
  • Play your best hand with large, easy-to-read cards.
  • Select from a variety of characters, speed of play, and more!

Play Hoyle Official Card Games and discover why Hoyle® has been the most trusted name in gaming for over 200 years!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista® SP2, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 10
    • Processor: Pentium processor (or equivalent AMD® processor) 1.0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9.0 compatible or higher video card with 512MB of Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible sound card
    • OS: Macintosh® OS X 10.7.2 – 10.11
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Solo processor 867MHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
No personality, no improvements that I can see. Terrible AI opponents whose voices are awful and awkward. Terrible interface and no help or how to play screens anywhere
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54 of 65 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
I love playing card games on the computer to pass the time, but I was disappointed by this edition of Hoyle. The faces look really strange to me. Gone are the old players and side banter that made playing previous versions of Hoyle fun - I miss Roswell, Rhett, Marvin, and others. There do not seem to be a lot of new games over the previous version, either. I used to enjoy playing French Tarot in the 2005 edition of Hoyle, which they removed several versions ago and never added back. I like that Hoyle is on Steam now, but they really need to go back and try again with this one.
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32 of 46 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
I should have read the reviews before buying this game. Just as some other reviewers have stated, this game is not like previous additions and is not worth the money. Just walk away.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
56.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Compared to the version done by Sierra many years ago, this game is flat. Sierra's version had a wonderfully rich set of characters who were fun and engaging to play with.

The characters in this version sound like badly synthesized text to speech. They have no personality. The elevator music ranges from odd to grating. It reminds me of the really bad MIDI files one could download years ago and sound just as bad. And who knew there were so many solitaire games! In that, I have to admit one gets their money's worth! *tongue squarely embedded in cheek*

I get that they had to write this so it could be playable on a number of devices, hence its flat look. It just pales compared to past versions. Would that my old Sierra CD still work!

Good effort. Just not a terribly interesting game.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
My wife and I love to play cribbage. I wanted to get a computer cribbage game for those times when I need my crib fix and my wife isn't up for a game. This serves that purpose. It's decent, but not fabulous.

-- Game runs in full screen.
-- Seems to be totally bug-free (at least cribbage and gin rummy...I haven't had a chance to play the other games yet).
-- The AI is alright.
-- Some of the other reviewers seemed upset because, apparently, the AI avatars and voices in this version are inferior to previous installments (or something). I dunno...I had an older version of Hoyle's card games on my old computer several years ago, and I personally don't remember the AI's "personality" being anything even remotely memorable. I honestly don't give a rat's behind about any of that. I just want to play crib, and this game lets me do it. I guess it's important to some other players, but it wasn't an issue for me.

-- The soundtrack is atrocious elevator music. Fortunately, it can be turned off.
-- The game uses rookie scoring methods for cribbage. Anyone who plays crib knows that a pattern of cards like the following, JQQK or 4456 for instance, is known as a "double-run" and is worth 8 points. But the AI scores it like a noob, counting it as two runs (3 points each) and a pair (2 points). Here's another example: in crib, a three-of-a-kind is known as a "pair royal" and is worth 6 points, but the AI counts it as 3 seperate pairs, worth 2 apiece. Why does this matter, you ask? Well, first of all, it's totally annoying to veteran players who are used to the standard scoring practices. And, secondly, because one of the best parts of cribbage is watching your opponent overlook something as they count up their hand, and then stealing those points for yourself! It's known as the "muggins rule". The game does give you the option of playing with the muggins rule enabled...but, jeez, I can't imagine any better way to suck the fun out of it and make it a tedious ordeal, than by using the rookie scoring methods the AI employs. I mean, I guess for someone learning cribbage for the first time the scoring MIGHT be helpful...but they could have at least given the player an option in the options menu to choose between "veteran scoring" and "beginner scoring". Meh... :P

6/10. When push comes to shove, it gets a thumbs up...barely. It sucks compared to a real opponent, of course. But the lame crib scoring methods and the sound issues are what really drag it down. I got it on sale for 75% off, so I'm happy with the purchase overall. I would have been disappointed had I paid full price. Wait for it to go on sale.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1,145.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
This is not a sophisticated p.o.s. (piece of software). It's of the quality that even EA would probably be too embarassed to put in their 'on the house' section, but again, it's a collection of card games, so....Don't get your tightie whities in a bunch about that: it's card games, and it goes relatively deep. It has dozens of different solitares, kiddie classics like go fish and crazy 8s, amongst more complex ones such as bridge, hearts, pinnocle, gin rummy, and quite a few others i haven't heard of or delved in to.

There's a lot of unwarranted negging about it, but those complaining solely about the price, you're 100% correct. The only problem with this collection is it's WAY overpriced. I bought it on sale for 6 bucks, and even that much made me raise an eyebrow after i opened it for the first time. It really should be a 5 dollar game that goes half off once in a while.

If you like to have a no brainer timesuck card game sim in your library, this is the one, though i caution you to mind what you pay for it. Certainly not worth 20 bucks.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
102.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
This game is not worth the $20.00. There is no chance to pick other players you want. There is no interaction between you and the other players. You cannot create your own characters. All these characters talk in a monotone and the joy and enthusiasm that was in the previous version of Hoyle Cards is absolutely gone. I don't believe you can say this is an updated version at all!
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
I own many versions of the Hoyle Card, Board, and Puzzle games from over the years. I just bought this pack this morning and took a quick look at it. The spiderette solitaire seems to work the same as previous versions. Looking at some of the others it seems they took the logic and RNG from the last version (pre-steam, by Encore I think) and used that engine for this game.

So what's different. The windows are given the windows 8 treatment for colour and style. They took a sampling of previous games and included them. The face creator creates creepy faces. There is a selection midi music. The backgrounds, card faces, and card backs are okay but bland and don't seem to have any common theme going to match them together by color or style.

In terms of recreational card play, I think this game is the same as previous version.

The look and style is bland but varied. The entertaining characters are gone. So with sound off and my own music going this makes a reasonable coffee break game.

3 of 5 stars.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Dispite the bad reviews, i decided to buy this game. Just because i like to play card games and learn new ones. So far i had a lot of fun with it. i must say, that i'm not known with the previous hoyle card games. maybe that fact made me not dislike this game. but i can't say that for sure.

It has computerized voices, and i cant enlarge the game on my screen , or play it full screen. that is a bit the only thing that bugs me a bit about this game.

oh and the best part of it , they have my favorite card game. CRAZY EIGHT. just a simple time filling game that i play with my friends. So its pretty cool.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
48.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
very bad bridge game with silly bids and never ending game I gave up after 6000pts
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18.0 hrs
Posted: May 25
just bought this and cannot find the blackjack game. it is in the description of the game so where can i find it ?
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19.8 hrs
Posted: May 24
Not bad for the peanuts I paid for it. But I don't see 70 games.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: March 5
This game is ridiculous, doesn't have very many card games, its stupid and its not at all clear on the instructions, I am tired of messing with it and its a waste of money. Thank god I didn't spend the 19.99 for it, but I wasted my money and it will just sit in my library not being played and I thought I would give it a try inspite of the bad reviews it got and they were right. Save your money on this one
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