Hearts is a card game also known Discard Hearts or Black Lady. The most important cards in this game are the hearts and the queen of spades. These cards are all worth penalty points. The objective of the game is to pass the queen of spades and any cards belonging to the hearts suit on to other players. However, if a player manages to collect all hearts cards and the queen of spades, that player will receive no penalty points while all other players receive 26 penalty points. This is called shooting the moon.
How to play Hearts?
During each round of play, players can discard one card. Players must avoid ‘winning’ the round when this results in penalty points. Each card of the hearts suit is worth one penalty point, and the queen of spades is worth 13.
February 12, 2013