Chinese Hearts

Chinese Hearts


Chinese Hearts or Gong Zhu is a Chinese four-player trick-taking card game, and is a Chinese version of the game Hearts. It differs from the standard Hearts game by assigning special point values to cards:
* J♦ (sheep) is worth +100 points
* Q♠ (pig) is worth -100 points
* 10♣ (transformer) counts as zero points, but doubles your points at the end of a round and adds it to your accumulated points. If at the end of a round, a player has the 10 of clubs and no other point cards, the 10 of clubs is worth +50 points.
* The Hearts are worth -200 points in total:
* Ace -50 points
* King -40 points
* Queen -30 points
* Jack -20 points
* 10 through 5 are worth -10 points
* 4 through 2 are worth no points

The objective of the game is to score positive points and avoid penalty points. Gong Zhu means: Chase the Pig, for "pig" is the name given to the Q♠.
All players start with 0 points. The goal is to not be the first person to go past -1000 points (thus losing the game). The loser(s) becomes the pig, as Gong Zhu means "chase the pig" in Chinese. All points accumulate until any player(s) have lost, for which the game ends and all points will be reset to 0. The player with the lowest accumulated score wins the game.

There is no passing in Gong Zhu like there is in Western Hearts. The full set of rules can be found in the Help section.

This game is ad-supported.

Features:
* Supports tablets.
* 2 difficulty levels
* Auto-save and resume game
* App2Sd support.

Recent changes:
Version 1.2.2
- sdk update
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Installs
50,000+
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File size
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About Chinese Hearts
Chinese Hearts or Gong Zhu is a Chinese four-player trick-taking card game, and is a Chinese version of the game Hearts. It differs from the standard Hearts game by assigning special point values to cards:
* J♦ (sheep) is worth +100 points
* Q♠ (pig) is worth -100 points
* 10♣ (transformer) counts as zero points, but doubles your points at the end of a round and adds it to your accumulated points. If at the end of a round, a player has the 10 of clubs and no other point cards, the 10 of clubs is worth +50 points.
* The Hearts are worth -200 points in total:
* Ace -50 points
* King -40 points
* Queen -30 points
* Jack -20 points
* 10 through 5 are worth -10 points
* 4 through 2 are worth no points

The objective of the game is to score positive points and avoid penalty points. Gong Zhu means: Chase the Pig, for "pig" is the name given to the Q♠.
All players start with 0 points. The goal is to not be the first person to go past -1000 points (thus losing the game). The loser(s) becomes the pig, as Gong Zhu means "chase the pig" in Chinese. All points accumulate until any player(s) have lost, for which the game ends and all points will be reset to 0. The player with the lowest accumulated score wins the game.

There is no passing in Gong Zhu like there is in Western Hearts. The full set of rules can be found in the Help section.

This game is ad-supported.

Features:
* Supports tablets.
* 2 difficulty levels
* Auto-save and resume game
* App2Sd support.

Recent changes:
Version 1.2.2
- sdk update
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A Google User
Apr 11, 2013
I've wanted to play this for years Great game. More fun than regular hearts. Buggy though. Sometimes the computer opponents don't follow suit. Left leads hearts, and everyone plays hearts except Top. Right takes the trick, leads spades, and then Top drops a heart on it. I've seen it happen several times. Also seen the KS on the table when I have it in my hand. Once the hand breakdown showed that nobody had taken the 5H. And once top revealed his JD, and waited to the last trick to play it, and when he played it, it turned into another card
A Google User
Apr 11, 2013
I've wanted to play this for years Great game. More fun than regular hearts. Buggy though. Sometimes the computer opponents don't follow suit. Left leads hearts, and everyone plays hearts except Top. Right takes the trick, leads spades, and then Top drops a heart on it. I've seen it happen several times. Also seen the KS on the table when I have it in my hand. Once the hand breakdown showed that nobody had taken the 5H. And once top revealed his JD, and waited to the last trick to play it, and when he played it, it turned into another card
A Google User
Mar 17, 2013
Like the apparently I like the app
A Google User
Feb 6, 2013
Good game except AI Best chinese hearts. But really need to improve AI, do not always play the smallest card first.
A Google User
Nov 16, 2012
very fun