Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games is a collection of more than 40 popular, entertaining, and challenging products. You could buy dozens of products and still not get everything contained on this one DVD-ROM. (A DVD-ROM functions just like a CD-ROM except that it holds much, much more information.) Here's what you get: Maze Raider, Star Collector, Sudoku, Runes of Avalon, Chess, Rays, Time Breaker, Backgammon, Placer Racer, Parcheesi, 6 Mahjongg variations, Panic (3 variations), Max Pool, Chinese Checkers, 5 Solitaire games, Rummy Squares, Zilch, Battle Ships (animated version), Dominoes, Checkers, Reversi, Yacht (3 versions), Anagrams, 200 Crossword Puzzles, Word Search, Wordox (2 versions), Monster Match, and Crazy Contraption (machine-building game).
Hoyle Solitaire and Mahjong — This CD-ROM contains 50 different types of solitaire and more than 60 different ways to play mahjong, plus a feature that lets you design your own Mahjong layout with infinite possibilities. Solitaire games include 10 two-deck games: Aces and Kings, Alhambra, Batsford, Colorado, Forty Thieves, Mount Olympus, Red and Black, Spider, Sultan, and Terrace; 35 one-deck games: Aces Up, Bakers Dozen, Baroness, Beleaguered Castle, Betsy Ross, Bowling, Bristol, Calculation, Canfield, Clock, Cribbage Square, Eagle Wing, Eight Off, Eliminator, Euchre, Flower Garden, Fortress, Four Free, Four Seasons, Gaps, Golf, Klondike, La Belle Lucie, Nestor, Penguin, Poker Square, Pyramid, Scorpion, Seahaven Towers, Shamrocks, Slide, Spiderette, Strategy, Triplets, and Yukon; and 5 arcade games: 3 Towers, Best 21, Fast 21, Pick 2, and Sum 11. With the mahjong games, you decide whether to play alone or against another player on the same computer. You can choose from 62 different tile layouts or create your own. Tiles can have either Chinese or Egyptian designs. Along with the traditional mahjong, there are two additional games using the mahjong tiles: Gravity Tiles has you earn points by removing 3 or more same colored tiles at a time. Memory Tiles is a matching game.
Hoyle Word Games contains nine different word games with hundreds of variations. Here's what you get: Anagrams, DoubleCross, Enigma (a code-breaking game), Hangman, Speedy Racer (a typing challenge sure to increase your skills), Wordox, Word Yacht, and more than 1000 Crosswords and Word Searches. This is literally a library full of games. These games are remarkably fun because they include a cast of animated characters, and you can adjust the personalities of the characters. There is even a face creator that lets you make a character to represent yourself. There's also a dictionary for looking up words used in the games.
These 3 CD-ROMs are Windows compatible (including XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10).