- Game Type
- Trick Taking
- Kids, Adults
- 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
A variation of basic Hearts. Standard elements of Hearts still apply as outlined through the rules.
The Deal. Each player receives six cards, dealt one at a time. The remainder of the pack is placed face down in the center of the table, forming the stock.
The Play. The player to the dealer's left leads first. The rules of play are the same as for Four-Hand Hearts, except that a player who cannot follow suit to the lead must draw cards from the top of the stock until he can play. After the stock is exhausted, a player unable to follow suit may discard. The game continues until all cards have been won in tricks, with each player dropping out as his cards are exhausted. If a player wins a trick with his last card, the turn to lead passes to the first active player on his left. The last survivor must keep all the cards remaining in his hand.
Scoring. The same as in Four-Hand Hearts, except that the Queen of spades is usually not scored.