This is the typical game of Hearts where you are playing against three other players in an attempt to have the lowest score when one of the players reaches a score of 100. In this version of the game, the other three players are the computer.

The object of Hearts is to have the lowest score at the end of the game.

Hearts is a four player game. If you are connected to a network, you can have other players on other computers on the network. If you're not connected to a network, you can let your computer play the other three hands.

To play Hearts

  1. Choose three cards to pass to an opponent (except for every fourth hand, when no cards are passed). To select a card to pass, click it. To cancel the selection of a card, click it again.
  2. The player who has the two of clubs starts the play by leading with it.
  3. Each player, moving clockwise, clicks a card to play. You must play a card in the same suit. If you do not have one, you can play any card, except that you cannot play a heart or the queen of spades on the first trick (The cards you collect when you play the highest card that is the same suit as the first card played in a round.).


To score Hearts

Strategies and tips

To Shoot the Moon is to collect all the hearts and the queen of spades. When that happens, you score zero points and each other player scores 26 points. Your chances of successfully Shooting the Moon are best if your hand contains a large number of high-value hearts and spades.

 Hughes Glantzberg

Last Revised: 03/05/2005

Created by
The PC Help Desk
(Hughes Glantzberg)