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Coach
05-25-2008, 06:39 PM
Anybody play the software of Hoyle Card Games 2008? How about the past games, like 2007? 2005? etc.

I know that they have various of games on there. What I am curious to know, would it also have 10 point and 13 point pitch games as well?

Smed1065
05-25-2008, 06:46 PM
I had a previous version but it was like 2005 or 06 and it did not have pitch. I am not sure of the new version, It does advertise over 150 games though.

Smed1065
05-25-2008, 06:52 PM
The ratings I saw was bad for it over all.

I did find a site that states it has a free trial so you could try that. I did not try it though.

http://www.encoreusa.com/product.aspx?ProductID=79528

I thought my family was the only one to play pitch.

Coach
05-25-2008, 06:54 PM
The ratings I saw was bad for it over all.

I did find a site that states it has a free trial so you could try that. I did not try it though.

http://www.encoreusa.com/product.aspx?ProductID=79528

I thought my family was the only one to play pitch.

No, my family plays it pretty frequently whenever we have get-togethers. My Grandpa is considered "king" of Pitch, since he seems to win at least almost 90% of the time, or at least play the correct card. I'm pretty good myself, and I think pretty soon, I will be able to be the same level as my grandfather will be.

But yeah, I was looking for Pitch games online, and couldn't find a 10 or 13 point games. Even to some of the sites that I may have found, had yellow or red flags from McAfee SiteAdvisor, and I really rather not mess with that.

Coach
05-25-2008, 09:09 PM
Still nobody may know?

Fish
05-25-2008, 09:14 PM
I've played much older versions of Hoyle, and none of them had pitch.

Not aware of any card programs that have it.

Love the game though. We should put together a Planet pitch tourney some weekend.

Smed1065
05-25-2008, 11:28 PM
I have always played 7 and 11 point pitch.
Would be interested in these versions.

Coach, you can D/L the Hoyle 2008 version and see if it is included from the above link.

Fish
05-25-2008, 11:33 PM
Used to play a lot of 4 point pitch with my old roomates.... fast game.

Fish
05-25-2008, 11:36 PM
Well... it says it has pitch....

Hoyle Card Games (http://www.thehouseofcards.com/jump.php?id=am%7CB000TKH6H6) is the premier commercial card game collection, featuring over 150 great card games, ranging from children's games such as Go Fish and Old Maid, to adult favorites such as Bridge, Canasta, and Poker. The program also includes solitaire games, with 55 variations of the classic single-player game. The list of card games in the collection includes: <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="90%"><tbody><tr> <td width="50%">
5 Card Draw
500 Rummy
Blackjack (16 games)
Bridge
Canasta
Crazy Eights
Cribbage
Euchre
Gin Rummy
Go Fish
Hearts
Memory Match
Mille Bornes</td><td width="50%">
Old Maid
Omaha Hold’em
Pinochle
Pitch
Poker
Skat
Solitaire (55 games)
Spades
Spite & Malice
Texas Hold’em
Tarot
War</td></tr></tbody></table>
You can play against the computer, with lifelike computer characters as unique as the phrases they dish out while challenging you at your favorite card game. You can create your own identity using Hoyle Card Games' unique "Facemaker" feature. Hundreds of hairstyles, noses, eyes, clothing options allow you to create your own perfect avatar. You can adjust the skill levels of your opponents for Beginner, Intermediate, or Expert challenges.
In addition to playing against computer computer opponents, you can also play Hoyle Card Games over the Internet with other live players. Challenge a friend or stranger to any of the card games, and use the built-in chat feature to converse during the game.
The Hoyle Card Games package includes a free Hoyle rulebook and strategy guide. Learn the basics with Hoyle's easy In-Game Tutorials that walk you step-by-step through the gameplay. For over 200 years, 'According to Hoyle' has meant playing games right. The legacy continues with Hoyle Card Games.
Hoyle Card Games (http://www.thehouseofcards.com/jump.php?id=am%7CB000TKH6H6) runs on Windows (XP or Vista) and on Macintosh (OSX) computers.


EDIT(link): http://www.thehouseofcards.com/games/HoyleCardGames.html

blueballs
05-25-2008, 11:38 PM
out the witches

Smed1065
05-25-2008, 11:39 PM
Good find, I did a quick search and did not find what it included.

I may have to use the free trial and check it out.

Thanks.