Encore rolls out Hoyle 2009 games

Encore Software on Thursday announced the release of three new additions to its long-running Hoyle game series for Mac and PC. Hoyle Puzzle & Board 2009, Hoyle Card 2009 and Hoyle Casino 2009 each cost $19.99.

Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games collects traditional puzzle games together like Hangman, Mahjongg and Anagrams along with Sudoku and more than 1200 crossword puzzles. Also included is Big Bang Board Games from Freeverse — a collection of board games that includes Checkers, Chess, Backgammon and other games. You can play against other opponents on the same computer, or compete against interactive computer opponents. And the more you play, the more Hoyle Bucks you’ll earn, which you can use to get new backgrounds, music tracks and other bonuses.

Hoyle Casino 2009 sports brand new graphics, animation and gameplay. You can earn VIP rewards online to unlock bonus content, compete in tournaments, enjoy new slot games and more.

Hoyle Cards 2009 also features hundreds of different card games; you can play online against other gamers using the “Royle Suite.” Like Casino, the game features unlockable bonus content; you can also upload images to create your own slot machine and compete in online tournaments.

System requirements vary depending on the title; some require Intel processors, most require Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later.

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