# How many players can play Hearts?

four players

## What is Jack of Diamonds rule in hearts?

In a common variation, the jack of diamonds subtracts ten points (although this is not a universal rule). However, if one player can succeed in getting all the cards that carry points – all the hearts plus the queen of spades — that player gets no points, and every other player gets 26 points.

## How do you break heart of heart?

The highest card of the suit led wins a trick. The winner of the trick keeps all cards won in a single stack in front of himself or herself, face down. The winner of a trick starts the next trick. Hearts may not be led until a heart, or the Black Maria has been played (this is called “breaking” hearts).

## How do you win a heart?

In Hearts, the cards rank in regular fashion, from ace to 2, with the ace being high. You must follow suit (play a card in the suit led) if you can, and if you can’t, you can play whatever you want. Each player throws in a card, and whoever plays the highest card in the suit led wins the trick.

## Does queen of spades break hearts?

From Microsoft Hearts on Windows 95, playing the Queen of Spades does not break hearts. The help page says that “you cannot lead a heart until a heart has been played on a previous trick”, and it only took a few rounds for me to confirm that.

## How do you stop the queen of spades in heart?

The rule is normally that you cannot drop a heart or the queen of spades on the opening trick. (2 of clubs is always led). You can otherwise play it at any other time (as long as you are not avoiding following suit). You can only lead a heart once they have been “broken” or if you only have hearts left.

## Is the queen of spades the highest card in hearts?

A trick is won by the highest card played on the suit led. The winner of a trick leads next. If a player has the lead and all he has left is hearts (queen of spades is considered a heart), he may lead a heart.

## What does it mean to shoot the moon in hearts?

Generally speaking, your goal in a round of Hearts is to take the fewest points. However, if you manage to take all 26 points in a round, this is called “shooting the moon,” and you get to subtract 26 points from your total instead.