Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 3

The third installment of Sierra's parlor game series, allowing players to play six different classic board games with numerous protagonists and antagonists of other classic Sierra adventure titles.


Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 3 (also known as Hoyle Volume III) is a digital board game collection developed and published by Sierra for MS-DOS and Amiga computers in 1991.

The third game in Sierra's Hoyle series of licensed parlor games (and the sequel to Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 2 - Solitaire), Volume 3 features digital adaptations of six board games (Checkers, Backgammon, Dominoes, Yacht, Snakes & Ladders, and Pachisi) with a new and improved game engine (including improved VGA graphics).

Returning from the first game are unique AI opponents that give the illusion of playing against an actual opponent through the use of scripted dialogue (with characters shown from the bust-up). However, the game features less character interaction, unique mannerisms, and idle animation. The roster of characters is now composed solely of guest characters from other Sierra games.


Good Guys

  • M. Goose (Mixed-Up Mother Goose)
  • Roger (Space Quest series)
  • Rosella (King's Quest series)
  • Graham (King's Quest series)
  • Laura (The Colonel's Bequest and The Dagger of Amon-Ra)
  • Larry (Leisure Suit Larry series)
  • Patty (Leisure Suit Larry series)
  • Jones (Jones in the Fast Lane)
  • Sonny (Police Quest series)

Bad Guys

  • Adavis (Quest for Glory series)
  • Lillian (The Colonel's Bequest)
  • Mr. Big (Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work)
  • Arnoid (Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon)
  • Vohaul (Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge)
  • Baba Yaga (Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero)
  • Mordack (King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!)
  • Lolotte (King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella)
  • Sheriff (Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood)

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