"Gave the previous version 5 STARS … this deserves 6!"
This is the classic trick-taking game, clean and simple. In this card game, try to avoid the point cards or take all of them, while players sabotage each other.
• Full screen and retina display
• Multiple variations of rules
• Animation and sound effects
• Easier difficulty for beginners
• Harder difficulty for experts
• Tracks number of games played and won
CUSTOMER SUPPORT: since first launching this game in 2011, we have read every single email that customers have sent to email@example.com and we're extremely proud of that!
This is our most significant update yet (more than just a new icon!)…
- full screen and retina display are now supported
- there is a new, harder level of difficulty
- there is a new option allowing a Heart to be led instead of the Queen of Spades
- there is a new option that allows you to see the ongoing scores as you play
- the text on the scoresheet is a little larger now
- a problem with the shuffling has been fixed
- the game speed now sets how much time you get to study cards passed to you
- some freezes and choppiness were fixed
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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.
Just started playing recently-previosly I had a Microsoft free hearts game, which was way too easy, and the algorithm too predictable. It would be nice to see a percentage of winning ‘moon shots’ along with running total of games won. My only criticism is that the black suits are next to each and hard to distinguish - how about arranging the hands black, red, black,red in future versions?
Developer Response ,
The cards are arranged clubs, diamonds, spades, hearts, however, if you're out of diamonds then your clubs and spades are indeed beside each other. We've found that most users who have had this difficulty in distinguishing the two have been helped by playing on a wider window. You can resize the window by dragging at the edges, or you can even play fullscreen.
Hearts Cards is fun, but too easy
This game is fun and challenging enough that I play it frequently. But my “opponents” (i.e., the app and its algorithms) make a lot of mistakes. They pass very predictably, and if you’re thinking about shooting the moon, you can be pretty sure of getting three big cards (often hearts) in the pass.
I almost always run it once or twice per game, and I win 75 to 80 percent of the time. That’s good for my ego, but it suggests that the algorithms need a bit of refinement.
My “opponents” in this game try to shoot the moon way too often, even though they have loser hearts. If you have the ace, king, and six of hearts, that ace and king may look impressive, but that six is the kiss of death. No experienced hearts player will let you get away with running it when you hold such small hearts.
The game has some curious quirks. For example, suppose someone is clearly shooting the moon. You hang onto your biggest heart and eventually, voila: you take the trick because the would-be runner leads her loser heart. You think you've made a sensible sacrifice, taking a few points to keep yourself from taking 26. But then the next player plays a higher heart, even though he’s holding a low heart, too,and could go under your card. He’s thus taking points he doesn’t have to take. I’m prefectly happy to let someone fall on their sword to stop a run I’ve already stopped, but it’s a dumb play.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.