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How to Play Hearts
You may recognize this classic card game from the earliest computers. Playing Hearts can seem a bit challenging at first, but after a few rounds, you'll be able to easily breeze through a hand. To win a hand, you'll have to be cunning. Start off the game taking in as many tricks as you can, that way, you'll be able to start each following round and have an advantage over your opponents. In order to ensure you don't accumulate any unwanted points, you'll have to be aware of all the hearts cards that are played. Counting cards is a good strategy to employ when figuring out the location of the hearts cards in play.