From the developers of Phase 10 & Skip-Bo for mobile: break hearts and shoot for the moon in one the most popular classic card games now on iOS. Play Simple Hearts today!

No timer, no lives, no limits. Play a relaxing game of Hearts, online or offline, 100% free!

Play the best classic Hearts game designed specifically for iOS! Simple Hearts gives you the fun and relaxing Hearts experience you know and love. Play anywhere, with three intelligent computer opponents that feel so realistic it's like they’re sitting at the table with you. This popular challenge, also known as Rickety Kate, Black Lady, Black Maria, and Black Widow, is a family card game favorite. Download and play Simple Hearts wherever you go.


• Classic look and feel
• 3 levels of difficulty
• Ability to play offline
• Clever computer opponents
• Large, easy to read cards
• 2 game modes - Classic & Omnibus
• 3 game speeds to choose from


Hearts is one of the most popular card games in the world. It is played with a standard set of 52 playing cards and is closely related to other trick-taking games like Spades and Euchre.

The object of the game is to score the least amount of points. You earn points for every heart you take and if you are unlucky enough to get the Queen of Spades then you are stuck with an extra 13 points. In the default game mode in Simple Hearts, the game ends when someone reaches 50 points. However, that can be changed to 100 points, 150 points or it can be set to end after 1, 3 or 5 rounds of play.


• Breaking Hearts: Hearts cannot lead a trick until a Heart has been discarded on a trick
• Discarding Cards: Players can discard any card if they are unable to play a card of the led suit
• First Trick: All penalty cards cannot be played on the first trick. This includes Hearts and the Queen of Spades
• Following Suit: Players must follow the suit of the first card played in each trick, if possible
• Hand: The cards held by one player
• Passing: Before each round, each player will pass three cards to another player. The direction of the cards passed will change each round
• Penalty Cards: Hearts are worth 1 point and the Queen of Spades is worth 13 points
• Shooting The Moon: When a player collects all Hearts and the Queen of Spades in a single round, they instead score zero and each opponent scores 26 points
• Trick: One card played from each player forms the trick
• Trick Winner: The player with the highest value card of the led suit collects each trick
• Voiding a Suit: When a player no longer has any cards of a specific suit, that suit is considered voided. This allows the player to play cards of other suits when that suit is led


• Be careful when passing cards. You may help an opponent who is trying to shoot the moon if you pass all high ranking cards
• Keep track of cards that have been played! There are 13 cards of each suit in the deck. Play around the cards you know are remaining in the deck
• Voiding a suit (getting rid of all cards of a specific suit in your hand) is a great way to play your penalty cards on opponents


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What’s New

Version 1.1.0

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Calling all card game fans! We're excited to announce the release of Simple Hearts: the best free Hearts game designed specifically for iPhones and iPads, with these great features:

• Classic look and feel
• Customizable difficulty and speed settings
• Large, easy to read cards
• Intelligent and intuitive opponents
• 2 game modes: Classic & Omnibus
• Ability to play offline

This update includes bug fixes and stability improvements.

Thanks for playing. Enjoy the game!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

grannyReno ,

Great Game

This is the perfect Hearts game. Just play and have fun. I won’t play online due to rotten people. This doesn’t have that. You make a mistake, learn from it and move on.

My game has been freezing lately. Any suggestions or fixes game creators?

Ocaoivorew ,

Ok only two games so far

But, I’ve not been backed into taking the queen by the other computer players. There is one problem I could see, one play consistently leads with the ace of spades and no one would do this unless they were trying to run them. That I got the queen in my hand the majority of hands. That’s nothing compared the the cheating and junk in other games. I turn the sound off. There are no ads. Thank you

DelegatorRFS ,

Good game bad ads

The game works fine, though game play is perhaps not as intuitive as some others. The biggest downside was the ads. Now, I know that a glare game is going to come with ads — but having ads that play for a full 35 seconds before they can be dismissed is excessive. Sorry but I can’t put up with ads that last longer than the game play itself.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thanks for your feedback. We're still tweaking the length and frequency of ads, so that we're able to support the free to play game's ongoing development & maintenance, while keeping things fun. There's a Remove Ads option available for those who prefer to eliminate them entirely - it can be found on the main menu. -KD

App Privacy

The developer, Magmic Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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