Hoyle Classic Card Games
The Hoyle Official Card Game series (or Hoyle’s Official Card Game series or Hoyle Games) was developed by Sierra Entertainment. Volume 1, launched in 1989, offered multi-player card games based on popular names such as Sorry!, Candy Land and Backgammon. Volume 2, launched in 1990, offered games based on well known, but lesser known names such as Chutes and Ladders and Spades. Volume 3, launched in 1992, offered games based on popular science fiction titles such as Star Trek, Robocop and Temple of Elemental Evil.
Hoyle has consistently designed and created games that engage the mind in a stimulating, thought provoking and fun way. Hoyle is also an expert when it comes to board games and card games alike. Most of the games in the Hoyle line are family oriented and educational. Board games in particular, have a long and valued history in schools, as studies have shown that playing certain types of board games helps improve children’s cognitive skills, such as logical thinking and memory. The educational quality of many of the games in the Hoyle line helps improve a child’s knowledge of concepts they may not learn in school. These educational games in turn teach valuable life lessons, helping build a child’s self-confidence and ability to make responsible decisions.
The most well-known and popular game in the Hoyle line is solitaire. The majority of the classic games in the Hoyle line are all variations of the classic game. Hoyle Solitaire is one of the most popular and well loved solitaire games in existence.
The classic game of solitaire is an excellent choice for those people who like to keep their card games simple and easy to learn. Most of the Hoyle board games feature the classic setup of the game, where you’re presented with a square of the grid printed with a number of squares. You must arrange the squares so that you can form a straight line between any two corners of the square and the center. You can change up the design of your board by changing the color scheme, the number of squares on the board, or the shape of the pieces’ heads.
The second game in the Hoyle line, Crazy Eights, is similar to solitaire, except you have to eliminate the same number of objects in each level. This time, you must arrange the heads of the sets of pieces in a certain way to form the correct pattern. Crazy Eights is the second most popular game in the entire Hoyle line, and it makes a great gateway into the other games in the series. The game is available in volume 2, and you’ll need to buy the second volume to play it.
The third in the Hoyle classic card games series, Space Quest, takes place in outer space. You are the last remaining astronaut on earth and you have to complete quests and puzzles in order to send back home. The storyline is futuristic, but the graphics are clearly inspired by retro science fiction movies. The Space Quest board game features an original soundtrack and is also a great addition to the growing collection of classic board games. Space Quest features the original score by Mel Bay and was one of the earliest games developed using the polygon technology.