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by marekjoz
Dec 30, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS]

15. Crime and punishment Now something about psychological aspects of the game which a lot here donÂ’t take under consideration at all. I have understood, that in order to be successful here, you need to: - understand the game - have some skills - have a lot of luck - know how to deal with others U...
by marekjoz
Dec 29, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 5506

Re: hello!

:lol:
by marekjoz
Dec 29, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: New to All This
Replies: 20
Views: 14539

Re: New to All This

Well, I have witnessed it myself and also from a "top player". It happened a few times already in different circumstances and followed by different explanations. It always happened however after explosion of emotions: - he was leading almost the whole game and in the last round he just received qs m...
by marekjoz
Dec 29, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: New to All This
Replies: 20
Views: 14539

Re: New to All This

Billy,
I may have not proper understood you question, but are you suggesting that I have ever quit on you?
by marekjoz
Dec 27, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: New to All This
Replies: 20
Views: 14539

Re: New to All This

pmath1 - the reason for all this asking etc was because there are here a lot of cheaters, who start another accounts just to ruin others' games. They have a fresh account, start a game and they only intention is to invite a known player and later play the way, that this player would lose and got red...
by marekjoz
Dec 27, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS]

14. Being chased is better than chase with a bad team It was written here a few things how a team tries to chase a low player and increase his score. It requires however a coordinated team play. If a team is not good enough, i.e. one of the players in the team does not understand the principles of ...
by marekjoz
Dec 26, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS]

13. Communicate your intentions Let’s assume - you have 4 spades with an ace and queen. One diamond. You are high. „W” is low and „E” plays a spade to you. What would you do? Sometimes it is better to keep an Ace to the end to avoid exposing that you also had a Queen. But sometimes it is bette...
by marekjoz
Dec 26, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS]

12. Contradictory requirements and unclear conditions Thank you for good words, as you never can be sure if your actions would be interpreted in accordance to your intentions. I hope Iceman would repair those texts after he returns from Spain, as English is obviously not my mother tongue. I assume,...
by marekjoz
Dec 25, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Barry S , onapar = quitter when host. Warning!
Replies: 6
Views: 6439

Re: Barry S =quitter

And now in a game where Kirkwood was a host and Tim H won, Kirk has done the same what Barry earlier.
Also not an accident, as there was a lot of anger going on.
Something should be done with that finally. Happily this time the game was counted and points to Tim were given.
by marekjoz
Dec 25, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone. BTW - great to see, than even Dean read it, although I am sure he never would find here anything interesting for him. As we all know, his input into this community is far beyond any human imagination and as he already knew everything, maybe he even c...
by marekjoz
Dec 24, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS]

11. Do not open hearts for low Hearts are not possible to lead until someone drops a heart first - these rules are here mostly played. Imagine, that the low is the one, who takes the first point. Now he can lead a heart and you do not know, if he tries to moon, or is just kidding. It forces someone...
by marekjoz
Dec 24, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS]

10. Do not play a suit, which low already hasnÂ’t This a very simple rule. When you play a suit, which low already does not have, you help him to get rid of the cards, which are somehow problematic for him. He maybe did not have a Queen, but could have high diamonds, in example. By playing clubs, w...
by marekjoz
Dec 24, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Barry S , onapar = quitter when host. Warning!
Replies: 6
Views: 6439

Barry S , onapar = quitter when host. Warning!

Just before a while we played with Barry S, brunello and voodoo. Barry was the host. I mooned at end what gave me a win. It was the last round. When system just was showing that I won, Barry left. He was the host, so it froze and game never happened, no points rewarded, nothing in statistics. It was...
by marekjoz
Dec 22, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS]

9. Try to cheat your enemy Tricky title does not mean you should feel encouraged to start an another account and try to play under another name :-) The best pat in hearts is, that it is a game on an edge between a common trust among members of a team trying to catch a low and trying to get in lead ...
by marekjoz
Dec 22, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS]

8. Identify where the Queen is Easy to say, more difficult to achieve. There are hints, which you can use, to identify her. First of all - who leads spades? Who repeats leading spades? Why something else was played than a spade? Was there an opportunity to drop a Queen by a player (if would have a ...
by marekjoz
Dec 22, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS]

7. Do not try to moon all the time This in most cases is practiced here by newbies, although old foxes do it from time to time as well. Like trying to moon 4 times in a row. True is that it is not so usual to succeed a moon, when players defended it good. Pure luck at dealing and a bad pass help a ...
by marekjoz
Dec 22, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS]

6. Count cards in suits Unfortunately it is not only about the number of cards but also what particular cards left and who does not already have a particular suit. The first thing everyone should learn here. Number of hearts dropped in a round is displayed in the right corner on a score table. So t...
by marekjoz
Dec 21, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game?

5. Try to play low A lot about it I have written in the first post of this topic. Playing low means to try to increase the score of the „low” player in order to make the scoring table as flat as possible. A „low” is a player who leads in the current game - has the lowest score. In this example ...
by marekjoz
Dec 20, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game?

4. Pass reasonably Of course you will pass cards, which you do not need. Passing a heart is a good and simple protection against a moon. It is not a sure protection because the player, who receives your cards might have all the highest hearts already and your 8 of hearts made no difference. It is h...
by marekjoz
Dec 20, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game?

3. Let others lead a card It happens often, that when you feel safe to drop a high card, you do it at the very first moment you can, to avoid taking QS on it later in the round. When you drop the highest card and take a lead, then you are safe with this card, but you now need to have an idea what t...
by marekjoz
Dec 20, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game?

if you enjoy the tutorials, more to come: 1. Let others moon from time to time 2. Do not play spades to low 3. Let others lead a card 4. Pass reasonably 5. Try to play low 6. Count cards in suits 7. Do not try to moon all the time 8. Identify where the Queen is 9. Try to cheat your enemy 10. Do not...
by marekjoz
Dec 20, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game?

2. Do not play spades to low Let’s draw a playing table. ...........N ......W.......E ...........S You are sitting at the „S” position (South). The score table: E: 20 S: 50 N: 50 W: 50 You do not have a Queen of spades (QS), you do not know where she is. A few of possible scenarios: 1 . E has a ...
by marekjoz
Dec 20, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

Re: What makes a good game?

1. Let others moon from time to time Most of people play here an „Ask” type of game, instead of an „Old moon” type. It means, that after a moon, a player can decrease his/her score by 26 points, instead of increasing by 26 the score of all the others. As of course it is in most cases crucial he...
by marekjoz
Dec 19, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18674

What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)

OK, so after almost every game, players say a sacred: "gg".... Actually not every game was good. I would rather say, that less than 10% of them were good. Why do players say this and it sometimes compels others to say that the game was good? In my opinion a good game requires that every player tries...
by marekjoz
Dec 03, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Cheaters /ip tracing etc - Possible solution
Replies: 0
Views: 3961

Cheaters /ip tracing etc - Possible solution

Since the discovery of aristo's 25+ different names and accounts used here only to ruin games of others' players and making a mess, a process of IPs tracing was widely used to trace such cheaters and abusers. Many here think, that you should be able to play totally anonymously, others think, that th...