What Is Card Game Hearts

Q

What is card game Hearts?

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A

Hearts is a card game played with a single deck and four players. On a computer, all three of your opponents are played by the computer.

The Object

To score as few points as possible.

The table

Hearts is played with a single deck of 52 cards. Your opponents (played by your computer) are West, North, and East. Each player receives 13 cards.

Rules

Players begin each hand by passing three cards to their opponent (except for every fourth hand, when no cards are passed). The player holding the two of clubs plays that card to start the first trick (game-speak for the cards played in a single round).

Players must follow with a card from the same suit. If you don't have one, you can play any card (except during the first trick, when you can't play a heart or the queen of spades).

Whoever plays the highest card takes the trick and starts the next round. In Hearts, the cards are ranked from ace (high) to two (low).

Players can start subsequent tricks with a card from any suit. The exception is hearts. You can't play a heart unless someone has played one in a previous trick. (Or, in game parlance, until hearts have been broken.)

The goal in hearts is to pass all your hearts to other players (who are also trying to pass theirs to you). The game ends when a player reaches 100 points. At that point, the player with the fewest total points wins.

Here is picture to show the table.

Scoring

Each heart in a trick equals 1 point. The queen of spades is worth 13 points.

Card Game Hearts

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