The goal of the game is to receive the fewest points as possible. Hearts are worth one point each, and the Queen of Spades is worth 13 points. The highest card in each suit is the Ace, while the lowest is the deuce.
Typically, the first person to reach 100 points ends the game, and the person with the lowest amount of points is considered the winner. Since no one can see the cards the other players are holding, it’s mostly a game about deception and trickery.
Computer Games, Online Games, and Apps
Like most other card games, Hearts has made its way to the computer and mobile platforms so that people can play against the AI (artificial intelligence) or other players online. If you use the Windows operating system, the game should already be on your machine. If not, then there are multiple games that can be found online. There are also phone apps that you can play Hearts on as well.
Playing Hearts on the Computer Versus in Person
No direct or little human interaction, unless played online.
Able to socialize with other people.
Computer warns of improper play.
Possibility or making mistakes or improper plays.
Won’t be able to cheat.
More of a chance for cheating.
No real handling of cards.
Can handle and feel cards in your hand.
Games are quick and orderly.
Games can take much longer