Blindfold Hearts and Spades (#195)

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Hearts and Spades

After I created Solitaire, Crazy 8’s and Uno (called Blindfold Wildcard), I started getting requests for every type of card game.  Since I had played both Hearts and Spades in college, I created those two games first.
picture of card suits
I think back fondly to having a major test in my 8:30 AM class, and realizing I needed only 3 hours to study.  I would join a hearts game at 9 in the evening, knowing I still had 11 and a half hours to study.  At 2 AM, I glanced at the clock and kept playing, trying to “shoot the moon” or somehow win the next round.  After all, I still had about 6 and a half hours to study.  By 3:30 AM, I knew I needed to quit soon, and start studying.  By 5:00 AM, I stopped playing, opened the book, and promptly fell asleep.  I awoke 15 minutes before class, ran to the classroom, and hoped for the best.
Hearts is a trick taking game, which you want to win hands with as few Hearts as possible, unless you “Shoot the Moon” by winning every heart and the queen of spades.  There are several strategies for winning at Blindfold Hearts, including Bleeding Spades, Defending Spades, Maintaining Hearts, Achieving Voids, and, of course, counting cards.  Your computer opponents use one or more of these strategies, and it makes for a fun game.
Spades is a bit more complex than Hearts, in that there is a bidding phase, and a trick taking phase, and your opponents try to stop you from winning the number of hands for which you bid.  Blindfold Spades offers game varieties including Rule 3-B Spades, No Over Spades, Quicksand Spades, 7 Tricks or higher Spades, Cut-Throat Spades, Whiz Spades, Mirror Spades and Fredieu Spades.
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