Easy Hearts is the perfect Heart card game for beginner Heart players. Easy Hearts, like all Hearts games, is a simple card game that can be learned quickly. The difficulty in hearts comes from the depth of possible strategic card play. This of course is made more or less challenging by the skill of the other Heart players at the table. Play Easy Hearts with other players playing at an introductory level. Hone your Heart playing prowess with Easy Hearts!
This online version of Hearts is played with 4 players and uses a 52 card pack. Each Hearts player is given 13 cards and the player that has been dealt the 2 of clubs will make the begining lead. All other players within the game are to play a card of the same suit if they can. If the players can not follow suit, a card of a different suit may be laid. Please note that a heart or the queen of spades are not to be by discarded on the first trick. Once everyone has played their cards it is determined who has won the trick. The person who discarded the highest card of the suit led will win the trick.
The trick to Hearts is to strategically attempt to not win tricks with hearts or the Black Lady. The Black Lady goes by many names, she is a very nefarious character! Hearts players also refer to her as Black Maria and of course her given name - Queen of Spades. Black Lady is worth 13 points and to have her in your hand would be detrimental to your Hearts score. However, Black Maria can also be quite sweet if fortune is shining down on you. If you have all 13 hearts and the Queen of Spades in one hand then you have shot the moon! Shooting the moon means that instead of the 26 point going towards you it will be passed to each of your opponents and you will score zero! This is an exciting happening in a game thats objective is to have the lowest score at the end of the Hearts game!