The BEST Hearts game on the App Store!
This is the classic trick-taking game, clean and simple. In this card game, try to avoid the Hearts and the Queen of Spades, or take all of them to Shoot the Moon. How low can you score? On the Hard level of difficulty, Marie, Nikola and Albert are really, really smart! Don't worry, though, you can change their names and the difficulty.
- Different difficulty settings for players of all levels
- Options for choosing player names and rule variants
- Tracks number of games played and won
- Play as much as you like with no ads
- Supports full screen and retina display
- Play while listening to music (or podcasts) with other apps
HOW TO PLAY
1. Each hand begins with choosing 3 cards to pass to another player (every 4th hand there is no passing).
2. Each hand, the player with the 2 of Clubs must use it to lead the first trick.
3. The other players must play a card of the suit that was led if possible.
4. The player who played the highest card (Aces are high) of the suit led takes that trick and leads the next.
5. Hearts cannot be led unless (A) a Heart was already played (Hearts Broken), OR (B) there is no alternative.
6. When no cards remain, players are awarded points according to the cards in the tricks taken.
7. Each Heart is worth 1 point and the Queen of Spades is worth 13 points.
8. A player who takes all 26 points (Shot the Moon) scores 0 points while the other 3 players get 26 points each.
9. After the points have been added, a new hand begins. This continues until a player has reached 100 points.
10. The player with the lowest score at the end of the game is the winner.
This game can be very addictive. If you play for long periods of time, move your body position on a regular basis to reduce the risk of injury. Enjoy responsibly!
Since launching our first version of Hearts in 2011, we have read every single email that players have sent to email@example.com and we're extremely proud of that!
- The difficulty setting has been reorganized into 3 levels and the computer players are smarter than before on the hardest one
- Computer players now wait until after passing cards to sort their hands
- There is now an option that allows players who have "Shot the Moon" to choose between subtracting points from their score or adding points to the other players' scores
- The game screen is now wider by default so you can see the cards in your hand better
- Other minor fixes and updates
Ratings and Reviews
Enjoyable hearts card game
I really like this hearts card game. I have another version of hearts which is also good but for some reason I was having issues with it which I couldn’t figure out so I purchased this hearts game and I’m totally pleased with it. I have a Mac and I do seem to have a minor issue with my mouse clicking on the cards. Most of the time, I have to click twice before I can get the card to move. Sort of like a delayed reaction from my mouse, but I’m assuming it’s not an issue with the game itself but from my mouse. Other than that, it’s a fun version of hearts and I’m now playing this one more than the other one I have (issue on that one resolved itself). The players play intelligently, which makes the game more of a challenge. The only negative I can say is I wish the score showed all the time rather than having to hit the “view scores” tab each time. Other than that, it’s a great version of Hearts.
Passing cards needs revamping
(1) Why low spades are passed is beyond me. No one that is a winner passes low spades. Even if you are attempting to shoot the moon, passing of low spades is just a give away of one’s intetnions. I’ve found that when your algorithms pass me low spades, the one passing them is NOT attempting to shoot the moon. I’ve four different applications of HEARTS and none of the others pass small spades. (2) Also, when cards are passed those being received are not on display very long. I should have some time to recognize what was passed and assmilate a strategy as to why they were passed to me. Hold the passed cards to be distinctive until I play my first card on the two of clubs. (3) It would be nice to see both the running scores and the hand scores throughout the game. I dislike having to go to a separate page to see if a heart has been played yet. For some of us that are older our retention is concerning.
Developer Response ,
Hi, we've addressed all 3 of your concerns in our latest update. Would love to hear what you think. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Needs a Little Work
Many of the comments from others are right on point: A veteran Hearts player almost never passes low Spades (only if you plan to run); the passes from the computer players are consistently high, with little variety—they are predictable; overall, the game is fairly easy, though if the passing is changed it might be a little less so. The game functions otherwise very well, and I’ve not come across any glitches or obvious errors. I do use this version often, largely because of the ease of set up and play. But, a few relatively minor changes (particularly to the passing) would make the games more challenging.
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- NeverBored Studios
- 6.1 MB
- Requires macOS 10.14 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2011-2020 NeverBored Studios
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