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How To Play Hearts (Card Game)

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This video tutorial will teach you how to play Hearts. Hearts can be played with a different number of players, but this video covers the game for 4 players. Find more at

This video will start by teaching you the general concepts of Hearts, and is followed by the more detailed features of the game. The video concludes with an example involving all the lessons learned about 4 player Hearts. This tutorial is perfect for beginning players, as well as, experienced players that need a refresher.

After watching, you will know the basics on how to play the card game Hearts. All that is left to do is grab some friends and start playing!

This Hearts tutorial will cover the following topics:

– How to deal the cards

– The overall objective of the game

– How to rank the cards

– How to pass cards

– How a hand is played

– How to score the hand

– A review of the rules

– An example hand

Please leave a comment below if you need any additional information about Hearts, if you have any questions about the game, or if any aspect of the game was not clear in the video.

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57 Comments

  1. this game is super hard to follow and confusing

  2. music too loud, voice too soft. But otherwise a very well-constructed instructional.

  3. Used to play this game with my family. Always fun. Never heard of the Shooting The Moon rule. Very interesting. We had a nick name for the queen of spades. We called her Old Betsy. Lol. Thanks for posting.

  4. Thanks for the tutorial! i found a machine called LCD hearts by Excalibur at a yard sale and did not know how to play, but now i do!

  5. Here's what I don't understand. Why would you ever play your highest card? If you play your highest card…you "win" the trick…except..if you win a trick you get all the cards and points…which means…you will lose the game. Seems best to always play your lowest and never win. Then…you actually win. What am I missing?

    I'd think if the goal is to have no points, then the player with the worst card should take the trick, thus giving them the most points causing them to lose.

  6. When we played this Shooting the Moon either assigned 26 points to all other players or you got to reduce your own score by 26 points.

    See you didn't talk about Shooting the Sun. To Shoot the Sun you have to win every trick in the round. If you do so you reduce your score by 52 points.

  7. GatherTogetherGames, what are your three favorite card games, execpt Canasta and Bridge?

  8. This kind of sounds familiar to the game of Spades but is more like a suicide game where you want to score the least amount of points to win. That's if I'm understanding correctly. Sounds interesting but complex at the same time.

  9. What If I cheat and said I cant follow suit to get rid of my hearts?

  10. Thank you for this information video! Enjoyed the music as well!

  11. Thank you for the video! It was really helpful!

  12. What if any player left with few only hearts card and queen of spades then which card should he thew

  13. What about the option of subtracting 26 point from your score rather than giving 26 points to your three opponents?

  14. i thought that you should get highest number to win. hihi

  15. Is this the same game the Marines play called "Hunt the cu*t"

  16. What happens if the highest card eg king is played by 2 players? How do u decide who takes the cards?

  17. Do all white people or western people play confusing card games like these?

    If so I want to stay there for a while just to play these cards; for I'm the only Maths person in my Indian family and they are all rejecting this game and game of Spades so I have no one to play with 🙁

  18. Avoid getting the “Queen of Spades and getting “Cards of Hearts!” If you don’t get both of that, you “Shoot the Moon.”
    Also beginning the game, pass 3 cards.

  19. This guy knows how to help to learn Cards by demonstration… Kudos 🙏

  20. Can you please tell me what do you mean by "LEAD SUIT". And please give another example.
    P.S. A beginner here 😛

  21. Too low your voice, too high the music. Suggest you balance them cause uncomfortable to be adjusting the volume. Nice explanation. Thanks.

  22. An optional rule: The J♢ is worth -10 points

  23. The gun range has a target of randomized playing cards. I want to dump an entire box of 50 rounds on the queen of spades. But I think that's what she wants. And I don't want to give her the satisfaction.

  24. I’m only here because I’m reading “Hearts in Atlantis” by Stephen King.

  25. 2:08 *Passes Jack, Queen, and Ace of hearts"
    This'll get you shot in Vegas.

  26. Why is that in the beginner section ? I would say its medium.

  27. Wait… But do you want the tricks or not???

  28. Can we reach 1M subs with no videos? says:

    I used to play this game a lot on Windows XP

    Those were the days

  29. Does the first card played have to be the 2 of clubs?

  30. Thank you! I’m so visual and this was great- so when you start a trick start with a low rank card

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  32. me trying to learn this incase my wifi gets downed and i can just play it on microsoft games

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  34. My dad used to play this game

  35. Good solid explanation. The rules you explained are spot-on to the rules I learned in my college days. I agree the music is a little loud and I suggest dropping the music altogether. Nonetheless I say "thank you" and tip my hat for a job well-done.

  36. So I’m a little confused, when you say each heart is one point, does that mean If I take the trick with a 7 of hearts do I get seven points or just the one point?

  37. Watched another instructional video before this on how to play hearts and my head was swimming a bit.

    I watched this video and it makes a lot more sense.

  38. Card games and board games make me feel like the stupidest person in the world it takes me so much to catch on. I watched this video 3x

  39. "That's the fourth time you done played that bitch of spades on my ass!"
    -Random Prisoner, "Rounders", 1998.

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