::  Posts  ::  RSS  ::  ◂◂RSS  ::  Contact

Passing in Hearts

February 12th, 2012
games, cards  [html]
In the trick taking card game Hearts you begin each hand by selecting three cards to pass to another player, and then receiving three to replace those. Every four hands you play one without passing, and I find it almost always less fun than the others. I think what's going on is that the players have more ordinary hands. With passing I've had multiple voids, zero points, a ten card suit, and other hands that are really very unlikely to show up on their own.

Passing should improve related games as well: I've tried to convince Bridge players to play with Hearts-style passing, but they see it as silliness.

(I wonder what passing would do to 7 Wonders. You could pass three times, at the beginning of each age. You'd probably pass cards 'upstream' to your potential future hands.)

Comment via: google plus, facebook

Recent posts on blogs I like:

Incoming Gantz-Led Government to Invest in Israel’s Infrastructure

Israel’s incoming prime minister Benny Gantz unveiled an emergency government, to take power following an upcoming confidence vote in the Knesset. The last two MKs required to give Gantz a 61-59 majority, two members of Gantz’s own Blue and White Party wh…

via Pedestrian Observations April 1, 2020

Finding home in the time of coronavirus

Disclaimer: I’m going to say this once. Obviously, I am not happy about the coronavirus’s threat to public health or the economic toll it’s taking. I do not think the existence of this pandemic is good. Just so happens that social distancing and remote wo…

via Holly Elmore March 31, 2020

Massachusetts should shut down immediately

We’ve been running 30x fewer tests than other states, and have been extremely tardy in responding to the Biogen outbreak.

via benkuhn.net March 15, 2020

more     (via openring)

More Posts:


  ::  Posts  ::  RSS  ::  ◂◂RSS  ::  Contact