Funny thing is that I thought it was a Canadian production -- I didn't realize there was a Cross Country USA.
Other epic games from that time include Below the Root, Odell Lake, and Number Munchers :)
But yeah, my sister and I played the heck out of Jones back in the day. Was a great, simple multiplayer game for its time. I never understood why it seemed to get so much hate. --- OMG YOU CAN UNEQUIP ITEMS FRABJOUS DAY
I love the game, but there's only so many times I can play against Jones himself before it starts getting repetitive. The new flash version has online multiplayer available but there's literally never anyone else playing.
Yeah I don't like waiting for Jones' turn to finish, so I usually end up just playing solo and trying to either a) beat my record for finishing the game with maxed stats or b) try to have a ton of money, buy a ton of gold at it's lowest price, then sell for millions when inflation hits.