With our Hearts game, you can:
The player with the 2 of Clubs must start and play that card.
When trick is being played, players should match the suit of the first card played. If they cannot, they can play another suit.
Hearts can only be played as a starting card after they have been "broken," meaning after someone already played a Heart because they did not have the right suit.
The player with the highest rank of the starting suit wins the trick.
Tricks that have hearts contribute 1 point to the player's score.
Tricks that have the Queen of Spades contribute 13 points to the player's score.
Once all the cards are played, the winner is announced. The winner is the person who has the least number of points.
If a player has all the hearts and the Queen of Spades, they are said to "shoot the moon" - in this case, that player gets zero points and other players get 26 points added to their total. Thus, the player who shot the moon wins the round.
The overall game is won once a player scores 100 points across rounds.
Hearts was introduced in the United States in the 1880s. However, it is derived from a European game called Reversi which was popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. It recently took off in popularity when Windows 3 included Hearts in their operating system in 1992, and later various internet sites like Solitaired developed the game for online use. Windows 8 discontinued Hearts in 2012.