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The Best Nostalgic Card Games Similar to Hearts Cards Game

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Do you have fond memories of playing the classic card game Hearts? If so, you’re not alone!

Hearts has been a beloved game for generations, but there are many other card games out there that can bring back that nostalgic feeling. In this blog post, we’ll look at five of the best card games similar to Hearts that can give you that same feeling of nostalgia and bring hours of fun to your next game night.


Spades is an incredibly popular card game that is like the classic Hearts card game. It is a trick-taking game that is usually played between two to four players. We can play the game with just one deck of cards, or multiple decks if there are over two players.

In Spades, we deal each player 13 cards. Players bid how many tricks they will win during that round, and then the play begins. The goal of the game is to reach the point total by taking tricks and winning rounds. 

Each round starts with the player who was dealt the first card leading the game. After that, players must follow suit or else they are not allowed to play a card from a different suit. The highest card of the lead suit will take the trick. If a player cannot follow suit, they can play any card and then the highest card of any suit will take the trick. 

We give points based on how many tricks each player takes. If a player takes more tricks than they said they would in their bid, they will receive 10 points for each extra trick taken. However, if they do not meet their bid, they will lose 10 points for every trick they did not take

At the end of each round, each player’s score is tallied and then the process starts again for the next round. The first player to reach 500 points wins the game!

Klondike Solitaire

Klondike Solitaire, also known as Classic Solitaire or Patience, is one of the most popular card games of all time. It is a single-player game and usually involves moving cards between piles to create four suits in ascending order. The aim of the game is to build four piles in ascending order from Ace to King.

At the start of the game, we create seven piles with the first pile containing one card, the second pile containing two cards, and so on. We place the remaining cards face down in a stack called the stock. 

We flip the top card from each of the seven piles face up and the player can move these cards around, placing them in an ascending sequence, alternating in color. We repeat this process until we lay all the cards out in four piles in a suit and in ascending order.

Solitaire is a timeless classic that requires both patience and skill. Although there is no real winning strategy, it is a great way to pass the time and hone your card-playing skills. Plus, it doesn’t require any opponents or special decks—all you need is a standard deck of cards!


Go Fish is an old-fashioned card game that has been enjoyed by children and adults alike for generations. We can play the game with a minimum of two players, but it is usually more fun when four or more people join in. The objective of Go Fish is to collect sets of four cards of the same rank. 

To begin the game, we deal each player seven cards from a standard deck of 52 cards. We place the remaining cards face down on the table to form the “fish pond”. Players take turns asking other players if they have any rank of card, for example, “Do you have any 5s?” If the player does not have the requested card, they must “go fish” and draw one card from the pond. If another player holds the requested card, it must be given to the asking player. This process continues until one player has a set of four cards of the same rank. 

When someone gets a set of four cards, they can lay them down on the table, which is called “booking”. After all players have booked their sets, the player with the most books wins the game. Go Fish is a simple yet entertaining game that provides hours of fun and laughter for all ages.


War is a classic card game for two players. It’s very simple to learn and doesn’t require much skill. The goal of the game is to win all the cards in the deck. Each player starts with a full deck of cards. The players shuffle their deck, then turn over their top card face up in the middle of the table. The player with the highest card wins both cards. If the cards are of equal value, then they each turn over three more cards and the higher card wins all six cards. This process continues until one player has won all the cards. War can be incredibly intense and exciting, especially when you’re competing against an opponent with similar skill level. It’s a great game for kids to play, as well as adults who are looking for some nostalgia or just a fun time.

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights is a classic card game that is similar to the Hearts card game. It is an easy to learn game and can be played by two to five players. 

The objective of the game is to be the first player to get rid of all of your cards. To start the game, we deal each player seven cards. The remaining cards become the draw pile and we place the top card on the table to start the discard pile. 

Players take turns picking up the top card from either the draw pile or discard pile and adding it to their hand. They then discard one card that matches the suit or rank of the card they just picked up. If a player cannot match either the suit or rank of the card they picked up, they must pick up another card from the draw pile. 

When a player discards an eight, they must declare which suit they will use for the next player’s turn. The game continues until one player has no cards left in their hand. The winner of the round receives points based on how many cards are still left in their opponents’ hands. 

Crazy Eights is a fast-paced and fun game for players of all ages, making it perfect for family game nights.

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Christopher Stern
Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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