Hearts is a trick taking game, with 4 players and no teams, and no trump suit. The object of the game is to avoid taking points. When the first player reaches 100 points, the player with the lowest number of points is the winner.
In hearts each heart card is worth 1 point and the queen of spades is worth 13 points, which is as much as all of the other cards combined.
At the beginning of each round, the players choose three cards to pass. The direction of the card passing alternates in each round. First left, then right, then across, followed by a round in which no cards are passed.
After the cards are passed, the player with the 2 of clubs must lead the first trick with the 2 of clubs. For each trick a player must follow suit unless he does not have a card of that suit. Because there is no trump, a player can not win a trick if he passes a card of any suit other than the suit lead. Hearts can not be lead until hearts are broken. Hearts are broken after the first heart card has been played. The heart icon on the top right of the screen indicates if hearts have been broken.
If a player takes every point in a round, he “Shoots the Moon” and he receives 0 points for the round while all other players receive 26 points.
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