Windows 8, Windows 10 Apps to Play Hearts and Spades Games

By: Arici Alexandra
3 minute read

Hearts is one of those popular games we have been playing since Windows 95 came out. Hearts is traditionally played with four people. The basic rule of the game? Don’t take cards. The opponent who played the highest card of the hand, takes all four cards. This rotation continues until the players are out of cards.

Most importantly be careful not to take the Queen of Spades, as this is an important negative card you will want to avoid when playing Hearts. Even if Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows RT doesn’t come equipped with Hearts as an embedded game, users have a few options which will certainly fill the void successfully. Let’s have a look at some of the best Windows 8, Windows 10 hearts and spades games.

RELATED: 100+ Best Windows 10 Store Games to Play in 2018

Windows 8, Windows 10 Hearts apps to check out

Hearts Deluxe [Free]

hearts deluxe windows 8

With this app we see an improvement in graphics, as they kinda remind us of Alice in Wonderland. After all maybe the Queen was playing Hearts before Alice interrupted her. Hearts Deluxe also brings a lot more variation to the table. For example you can control the difficulty of the game (plus additional Omnibus and Hooligan modes) and get detailed statistics. If you are a beginner at Hearts you can read the Instruction section and get an idea of how to start playing. Controls are optimized for touch environment.

Hearts CHN [Free]

hearts chn windows 8

There’s not much when graphics is concerned with this game, as it provides gamers with a boring background you can’t really change and some standard graphics. Nevertheless a quick game of Hearts can be played out without problems. This particular game of hearts is scored like this: Spade Q will give the player -100, Diamond J increases with 100 while Club 10 can double the score. With this simple game play in mind, this app guarantees tons of hours of fun.

[Update] This game has no longer received support in Microsoft Store.

Windows 8, Windows 10 Spades apps worth playing

Spades [Free]

spades windows 8

Spades is a variety of card game similar to Hearts, which pretty much consist of the same arrangement of players and cards. It’s just the rules which are a little different. In here a hand containing a spade is won by the highest spade played, if no spade is played, the hand is won by the highest card of the suit led. So unlike Hearts, in this game you need to take as many cards as you can.

The app features the possibility of setting the preferred mode (Standard or Suicide) or difficulty (easy or hard). Players can track their progress by checking out the detailed statistic the app provides.

Spades for All [Free]

spades for all windows 8

This amusing looking Spades app features a wide rage of Spade games gamers can choose from. Unlike the previous app we saw, here you have some variety – game play wise. Choose between Standard Spades, Whiz, Homicide, Reflection and others. The difficulty can be selected from Easy, Normal, Hard and Very Hard.

[Update] This game has no longer received support in Microsoft Store.

Other than that, here we have your pretty standard Spades app. Play against three opponents and win by collecting as many cards as you can.


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