Hearts

Hearts

by Masque Publishing
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Enjoy a classic game of Hearts and watch out for the Queen of Spades! Finish the game with the fewest points possible, or try to Shoot the Moon. Hearts is an "evasion-type" trick-taking card game for four players. Hearts is also known as Black Lady, Chase the Lady, Crubs and Black Maria, though any of these may refer to the Heart-like, but differently-scored, game Black Lady. Hearts is regarded as a member of the Whist family of trick-taking games (which also includes Bridge and Spades), but Hearts is unique among Whist variants in that it is an evasion-type game.

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smcxpt
smcxpt

Why won't this work on my I pad

Ladyday2
Ladyday2

still has not updated my games played under any of the games and it's been two months or more.  is anybody watching the shop?

sonomadavef
sonomadavef

Is this site down? I'd like to play but it doesn't seem to allow it.

clark_allsop
clark_allsop

I just scored a 1480!  Does anyone know why it isn't showing up on the leaderboard?

jak090911
jak090911

Earlier today, 08/06/14, I was playing Hearts and was called a bad name.  I would like to know what can I do about the situation?

BJsTable
BJsTable

for some reason when I am logging into play, I am in the 3D version now . .which I DO NOT LIKE.  How do I get back to regular hearts?  Anyone know?

playerpjm31
playerpjm31

i love playing hearts, but new at the game and not sure what to pass, someone in the last game I played stated someone is a bad passer....any clues as to the right way

Ladyday2
Ladyday2

why isn't this updating the information of "games played".  they are only showing me as playing 4 games, pleeeeze. fix it.

j.kilnes
j.kilnes

Why can't I get into Vegas Worlds slot games. I was able to get in about a month ago?

Svitrano47
Svitrano47

how do you get apicture instead of the computer? How do you find people on line to play against?

brubuxxx814
brubuxxx814

my score is higher than anyone's on the leaderboard. why am I not anywhere up there?

barbaracollinsba
barbaracollinsba

Hi - I haven't been playing hearts very long and have a few questions if someone out there would be kind enough to answer them for me.  Is it OK to lead with the 2 of H when I want to take the lead away from myself?  Or is that considered bad?  Some people tell me that I am a "ducker" because I play a card under the lead card if I don't want to take the trick - isn't the object not to take tricks with hearts in them?  Sometimes I just don't want to take the lead so I play low.  How bad is that?  Finally, is it necessary for 3 players to gang up on the low point player rather than just playing to win for myself?  Thanks sooo much for answering my questions nicely.  Really appreciate it.  Barbara.

teros17
teros17

does anyone know why I have 2 chat panels on my screen when playing Hearts. I takes ulp the left part of the screen. I cannot see the persons cards on my left.

carolyn.mccray1
carolyn.mccray1

I am new on this site. How can I pick a player or table? 

luckygumball
luckygumball

Ok I found the my picture and created a avatar but it doesn't save it or if it does I don't know where


Bluemoon2020
Bluemoon2020

This is my 1st time playing hearts on this site. How do I find a table to play?

steven.selzer
steven.selzer

can you play hearts with the jack of diamonds on this site

slimjakes
slimjakes

@BJsTable Look on the screen where you choose a private or public table.  Check or Uncheck the 3D box.

OscarW
OscarW

@playerpjm31 There are no "right" passes.  You'll learn as you go when to pass a heart you intend to cover to avoid a moon and when short-suiting your hand of a particular suit will enable you to drop a heart on another player to avoid a moon.  But I've seen a low heart passed by a player who hopes it will be covered by another player with higher hearts, and it turns out that the player with the low card passed to her or him has all the high hearts from the deal!  It's a crazy game, but sticking with it will hone your passing and playing skills, so good luck to you and have fun!

OscarW
OscarW

@playerpjm31 Hi pjm, Passing ploys are very numerous; there's not one or two ways to do it, and short of checking out a book at the library, time will hone your passing skills and will alert you to a bad or good pass.  Even then, it depends on what cards the person you pass to holds in her or his hand and what cards she or he passed.  That's one of the reasons I like the game; it's challenging.  In fact, sometimes a very good pass can go horribly wrong!  LOL  But don't give up unless you find it's not really something you like.  But if you do like it, keep at it and ignore (you can left click on their name in the players' list and actually put them on "ignore" and won't see anything nasty stuff they write) mean-spirited criticism that is only offered up because far too many people have anger issues that have nothing to do with you, and I think they probably cannot afford the therapy they desperately need.  So good luck to you and have fun!  

mike.holoka
mike.holoka

@playerpjm31 if you have the queen of spades try to get out of one suit....then when that suit is played you dump the queen off.

heargiver
heargiver

@playerpjm31 this is a little late for a response, but hear it goes. The first tip I would give, is to pass a mid to small value heart whenever possible. Better players remember the passing habits of others at the table, and will be more apt to try a run, when the one passing to them, rarely sends a mid or small heart. This dramatically limits a player's ability to "shoot the moon" (take all hearts, and the queen). The idea is that sooner or later, the person attempting a run, has to lead the small heart you passed them. Other players need to hold onto their higher hearts until later in the hand if possible, also to counter the run, or look for opportunities to give a heart to a second heart recipient. It's not always good either to dump an A, K, or Q of hearts too early (if two players already have a heart, no problem, or the one receiving the high heart you are dumping is the second one to get a heart, by all means drop your highest heart. Just be on guard for the run) also in order to hamper someones ability to run. Watch your opponents play also. Are they dumping small cards, when they could have used a high card, when playing last in a trick? Also possibly a sign of someone trying to run them. Take a heart or two when opportunity knocks, and you're playing last, and you can. It is cheap insurance, and cuts a runner off at the knees. If someone achieves a run, they gain huge ground on all opponents. Even a 4 heart trick is cheap insurance, especially when you can lead back low in hearts or another suit. One of the biggest irritations a player can experience is when an inexperienced player nievely lets an opportunity to stop any run go by, by not taking a trick with a heart, or dumping an ace or king of hearts too early, thereby ensuring a run by someone else. I covered this issue, because it is these lapses of the inexperienced player that are noticed most by more seasoned players, as it impacts them the most. Many more hands to come for you and many more self learned lessons also. Good luck.

OscarW
OscarW

@barbaracollinsba Don't worry about anyone calling you a "ducker"; Hearts is an evasive game, after all.  It's best to go for low man, for you can easily lose a one-winner-only game if you only play for just yourself.  Hope that clarifies.

heargiver
heargiver

@barbaracollinsba I would offer some options, all affected by the cards in your hand, and the play of others. First, hearts is cutthroat. If another player (the current leader) wins you lose. Period. It is expected that all who want to win, cannot, if the leader (who therefore has the current best chance to do so) wins, you and everybody else lose, collectively and individually. Good players are in tune to that, and are collectively and individually trying to get the low point player, in order to give their individual hand time to reduce their point count in relation to others at the table, and get a win later in the game. If you miss an opportunity to stick the leader with the least points before someone goes over a 100, you and others may not get another one. It is perfectly acceptable in my opinion, to lead back low, especially after taking a heart. Depending on how the hand is playing, I might duck, or take the trick if I had a low lead back. If I sense a run by someone else, that heart trick is mine usually. If I passed a yet unplayed higher heart to the one who follows me in the trick, I probably would duck (cutthroat. if that player doesn't take the trick, we both took a risk that it might result in a run). I am, however, irritated by a player who has an opportunity to run stop by taking a heart or two, and won't, especially if they had an easy duck under lead back card in their hand. A two or three heart trick is nothing in the game. There are many variables as to why you would or wouldn't duck, based on so many point, hand, position and play scenarios. Remember, one to four hearts is cheap insurance, especially when you can get out of the lead afterward. Sounds extreme, but kill the leader, guard against the lead on the pass, and during the hand. Watch the cards played, and spread the hearts around when possible (mid to low heart, 8 and under, on the pass, when possible). Watch what's passed to you (all low cards, low hearts, hmmmmm). Hope this helps.  This just scratches the surface. Have fun

yorkyman6
yorkyman6

if you play too low sometimes depending on how many hearts have been played you could get into trouble later

ezdrpepperziroll
ezdrpepperziroll

@barbaracollinsba  Poor sports, who are losing, call you a ducker> Every player ducks under other cards !!!! It's how you win if you do it at the right time !!!!! lol

MGMLOT
MGMLOT

@barbaracollinsba  you need to cover the person you pass to. So they don't moon. Other wise try not to take tricks. But always take the trick away from who you pass to if hearts has not been broke.  Hope that helps some.

rlmitch4
rlmitch4

@heargiver @playerpjm31 no, no, no one must drop a heart early in order to stop a run. once a heart is played the runner if there is to be one has to be careful everyone could keep their high cards then

ezdrpepperziroll
ezdrpepperziroll

@MGMLOT @barbaracollinsba  Another clown< You do not need to cover anything unless you want to> Hearts is cut throat, and always has been. You only "cover" when absolutely necessary. Anme me one other game or competition where you keep a higher card, so you can go over the card you pass?? Show someone who does that consistently and I'll show you a LOSER.