Hearts card game rules

How to play the Hearts card game?

The rules are pretty simple, but there is a lot of room for strategy. You will be dealt 13 cards. Now, you need to select three cards to pass onto the player to your left. Once the cards have been passed, the tricks begin. The player with the 2 of Clubs plays first, with the player to his right playing next. That player will try to match the suit, but if they can’t, they can discard a card of any suit. The same goes for the rest of the players. Whoever has the highest card of the dominant suit wins that trick, and collects the cards.

In the end, the winner is the player with the least amount of points. Ties are impossible. In terms of tips, it is important to keep track of the cards your opponents have, by counting, so you know which card you need to throw in order to not win the trick.

Objective of the game is to be the player with the lowest score at the end of the game. When one player hits the agreed-upon score or higher, the game ends; and the player with the lowest score wins.

Scoring

At the end of each hand, players count the number of hearts they have taken as well as the queen of spades, if applicable. Hearts count as one point each and the queen counts 13 points.

Each heart – 1 point
The Q – 13 points

The aggregate total of all scores for each hand must be a multiple of 26. The game is usually played to 100 points (some play to 50 e.g. Hearts Mania). When a player takes all 13 hearts and the queen of spades in one hand, instead of losing 26 points, that player scores zero and each of his opponents score an additional 26 points.

How to play Queen of Hearts card game?

Keep the Queen of Spades only if I have at least 3 other spades in my hand. If I do, I can play those when Spades are in play (and possibly play the Queen if someone plays the King or Ace), then wait for an opportunity to play the Queen on another suit.

Hearts card game

Quick rules

Hearts Mania is a free, online multiplayer, trick-taking card game, played by 4 players with one full deck of cards. “Tricks” is another word for rounds. So, winning a trick means winning a round. 

A trick consists of 3 phases: the deal, the swap, and the throw. 

In the deal, the cards are dealt. Every player gets 13 cards, so the entire deck is depleted. 

In the swap, you select 3 cards to pass onto the player next to you. 

In the throw, everyone tosses out one card from their hand. The player with the 2 of Clubs plays first, with the player to his right going next. The second player will try to match the suit, but if they can’t they can toss out any card. The rest of the players will do the same. Once every player has tossed a card, the trick is over, with the winner being the player with the highest card in the dominant suit. 

For every Hearts card they picked up, they get 1 point, and if they picked up the Queen of Spades, they get 13 points. After a couple of rounds, the game ends. The winner is the player with the least amount of points. So, while it might seem weird at first, to win the game, you have to avoid winning tricks.

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Free card games

Are you looking for a fresh new card game to play with your friends? Are you tired of playing the same, boring, card game every day? Do you want to try out something new, fresh and exciting? If the answers to these questions were “Yes”, we have the perfect game for you. 

Play online multiplayer – with many people playing, you will find a match and start playing in no time. The gameplay is witty, interesting, and fast, so you won’t get bored waiting for the other players to make their move.

Game customization – you can customize your avatar, and be entirely unique. Choose your own face shape, headwear, facial hair, hair, and clothing. Share your profile with your friends and show off your creation!

Leaderboard analytics – with Hearts Mania being a competitive game, it will automatically keep track of all your played games, tricks, wins, and losses.

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Download Hearts Mania for free today, and enjoy the fast-paced, fun, and exciting gameplay with your friends.

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Play game on mobile

Why is our Hearts card game so fun to play? Because it is simple, easily accessible, and you can play it on your iOS or Android device wherever you are. The play is fast, so you will not get bored waiting for the others to play. Despite being a card game, it is very competitive, and a lot of strategies can go into it. Hearts mania is played by 4 players, with one complete deck of cards. Players win points by winning tricks, with the winner being the player with the least amount of points. Because of this, to win the game, you actually need to avoid winning tricks. This might seem weird to new players, but it makes the game even more fun to play. The rules are pretty simple. At the end of each trick, the player with the highest card in the dominant suit wins the trick and collects the cards that are on the table. For every Hearts card they collect, they get 1 point, and for the Queen of Spades, they get 13 points. You can download it for free on the Google Play Store and App Store.

Hearts Mania! - It's a multiplatform mobile card game in which players aim to avoid taking tricks that contain hearts.
Start playing Hearts with the card player with the 2 of clubs starting off the first trick. This is known as following suit. After they have done so the other Heart players will play a card from their hands. Highest card always wins the trick.
Fall in love with Hearts Mania.  Hearts is structured to be played with four players, it is not difficult to learn but there is a lot of strategic play involved. Like other fun trick-taking card games such as Spades and Bridge the rules of the game are not complicated. The rule of thumb is - avoid collecting hearts!