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Game #1460
Hoyle Official Book of Games Volume 2: Solitaire  
Strategy   Card

Rating: 7.42 (21 votes)

Hoyle Official Book of Games Volume 2: Solitaire box cover

Hoyle Official Book of Games Volume 2: Solitaire screenshot
The second volume in Sierra's Hoyle series based on the authoritative guide to parlor games, Hoyle Volume 2 features 26 solitaire games, all complete with synopsis of rules. The games range from the popular (Klondike, Golf, Pyramid) to the obscure (Spiderette, Bristol, Nestor).

The absence of famous Sierra game characters (not surprisingly, since this is a solitaire game) mutes the entertainment value of Hoyle Volume 2 somewhat. However, it still offers many options that card game beginners will appreciate, such as the "Easy" and "Hard" modes for each game, as well as Quick Replay option and the variety of decks and background colors to choose from. In terms of pure value for the money (and file size), though, QQP's incredible Solitaire's Journey is a far superior product in every respect, from the number of games to the range of options, including tournament mode. As such, Hoyle Volume 2 is recommended only to beginners who want an easy, user-friendly challenge. Those who are looking for the atmospheric fun of Hoyle Volume 1 will be sorely disappointed. Fortunately, Sierra's characters will return in Hoyle Volume 3, which you can also download from this site :)

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Warren Schwader
Developer: Sierra On-Line
Publisher: Sierra On-Line
Year: 1990
Software Copyright: Sierra On-Line
Theme: Licensed
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Hoyle Casual Games, The House of Cards, The Gallery of Unusual Playing Cards
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Hoyle Official Book of Games, Hoyle Official Book of Games Volume 3, Solitaire's Journey

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