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Hearts \windows\system32\mshearts.exe

A card game played with three opponents.

To Open

Start Programs Games Hearts

Command Prompt mshearts

Description

Hearts is a trick-based game, like Spades or WizardTM, but the object is to have the lowest score at the end of each hand. The online help tells you how to play the game and provides strategy and tips (see Figure 4-42).

Figure 4-42. Hearts lets you play the classic card game against artificial opponents or other people on your network


Notes

  • Normally, the object of Hearts is to stick your opponents with as many points (hearts) as possible. However, if one player takes all the points in a hand, it’s called “shooting the moon”: that player gets 0 points and everyone else gets 26 points.

  • In previous versions of Windows, Hearts was a network game that allowed you to play against other players on a network. This functionality has been removed from the Windows XP-version of Hearts; however, a new version of the game, Internet Hearts, has been added.

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