Hearts is a popular trick-taking game, but unlike most games, the the object is to avoid winning hands - or at least to avoid winning hands containing hearts, and most especially, to avoid taking the queen of spades (known as the "Black Lady"). Conversely, if you manage to win all the points - that is, all 13 hearts plus the queen of spades - then you have "shot the moon". and can either subtract 26 points from your score, or add 26 point to all your opponents scores.
The following Hearts books include instruction books, strategy guides, tutorials, and more:
Featured Hearts Books
- Hearts for Dummies (Book & Cards)
Feeling faint of heart when it comes to Hearts? This friendly For Dummies guidebook and specially designed card deck will walk you through each stage of the game, step by step. Learn the rules, common variations of game play, how to avoid danger cards, and when to shoot the moon. Every card features expert tips on game strategy that will help improve your skills and keep your best interests at heart! Who knew that winning Hearts could be so easy? Comes with 24 page guidebook and teaching deck.
- The Complete Win at Hearts
Win at Hearts provides valuable information for the novice and expert alike. The author makes it simple to understand the complexities and strategies of the game of Hearts. The author tells what you should know about these popular variations of hearts: Cutthroat, Partnership, Three-Handed, and Jack of Diamonds. He explains such fine points as the proper cards to pass from various Hearts and Spade combinations and how to defend against attempted Slams. Improve your game! By Joseph D. Andrews.
Note: You may also want to consider investing in a general Card Games Rule Book, which contains rules for Hearts as well as numerous other card games.