I would like to know if anyone on here has played or knows the name of a card game similar to hearts.

The object of the game is to get rid of all your cards. If a player doesn't have a card that is played, he can play any card just like hearts. In this game there's no points system.

When 2 players remain in the game, the player who has more cards than the player who has one remaining must play a lower card to extend the game. The cards are then laid out and the player with no cards must pick a card from pack of cards which have been played and pick a card lower than the other players cards to win. The other player obviously has to clear his cards.

You can also request to take another players cards. I believe it is an Asian card game but wondered if it had an English name and if many people play it.


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    Can you add any more details? Is there a trump? What keeps you from getting rid of your cards? – Firefeather Jan 19 '11 at 21:34
  • it's a simple game really, if you keep getting hit that will stop you from getting rid of your cards as your cards will grow. – Naeem Jan 20 '11 at 11:04
  • Sounds more like Uno or Crazy Eights than any whist variant I have ever played. These games are really in dramatically different game families, so I question whether the hearts tag/comparison is helping you. – Forget I was ever here Jul 15 '16 at 3:20

This sounds like it might be a form of Minnesota Whist.

Even if it is not, I'd suggst starting with a cassification resource like: Pagat and seeing if anything else jogs your memory.

  • With the additional details, I don't think it's Minnesota Whist, but it still might be fun to try. – Neal Tibrewala Jan 22 '11 at 2:51

I know this post is old but were by chance thinking of Tricked out hero?

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    Could you explain the features of Tricked Out Hero such that it matches what's being described? – doppelgreener Jul 15 '16 at 5:29

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