ANGELES – Sept. 25, 2008 – Encore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, announced today the launch of the HOYLE® Royal Suite as well as the latest editions of HOYLE® Card Games 2009, HOYLE® Casino Games 2009 and HOYLE® Puzzle & Board Games 2009. The 2009 HOYLE® games have been rebuilt from the ground up and offer a brand new gaming experience complete with a free multi-player online component available for Macintosh and Windows operating systems. With the addition of new card, casino and puzzle games, the player can customize each level with characters, music and VIP rewards for game bonuses. Rated “T” for Teen, the 2009 HOYLE® games will be available for $19.99 MSRP. HOYLE® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Playing Card Company, a division of Jarden Corp.
The Royal Suite, a new online destination for the 2009 Card and Casino games will offer even more benefits to players with ongoing game updates, news, forums, leader boards, hosted tournaments and special offers for HOYLE® players. More information about the 2009 HOYLE® games can be found at this new Web site, www.hoylegaming.com.
“HOYLE® games’ popularity began over 200 years ago and although the rules have not changed, the way people enjoy games has. Among the many new features, the 2009 edition incorporates an online interactive community that allows gamers to compete in tournaments with other HOYLE® fans. By combining classic games with new technology, we have taken the HOYLE® brand to the next level,” said Cal Morrell, President of Encore Software.