Hearts is a classic trick taking card game. You play with a computer partner against a partnership of two computer players. Each player gets dealt 13 cards and the objective of the game is to get as few points as possible. Each heart gives one penalty point. There is also one special card, the Queen of spades, which gives 13 penalty points.
A hands starts with each player passing 3 cards to one of his opponents, which opponent you pass to varies. Every
fourth round the card passing is skipped.
Once the card passing is done the players start playing. You must follow the suit of the card lead, unless you don’t have any card in that suit in which case you can play any card. The player that wins the trick gets any penalty cards in the trick added to his penalty score. So you want to avoid taking tricks that have hearts or the queen of spades.
The player who has the two of clubs at the start of the game leads in the first hand, and he MUST lead with the two of clubs.
There are a number of things to make playing a bit more interesting, you can shoot the moon which means if you get ALL the penalty cards (13 hearts + Queen of spades) then you get 0 points and the other 3 players get 26 points each!
One game can consist of many hands, and is finished when one player has gotten 100 points or more.
The game is easy and fun to play, and includes statistics for hands and games played for every player, as well as a face builder to make your player however you want.