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by marekjoz
Dec 24, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: What makes a good game? [TUTORIAL and HINTS] (The End)
Replies: 28
Views: 18672

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: 18672

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: 18672

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: 18672

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: 18672

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: 18672

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: 18672

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: 18672

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: 18672

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: 18672

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: 18672

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: 18672

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: 18672

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...
by marekjoz
Feb 03, 2017
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: playing against yourself 2 players
Replies: 2
Views: 3405

Re: playing against yourself 2 players

just asked mrT in Lobby and he confirmed, that "what beachbum wrote on forum was true"
by marekjoz
Dec 10, 2016
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Playing with Aristo or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 7900

Playing with Aristo or not?

Recently many players ask me about AristoÂ’s case and what was wrong in using multiple names here. An explanation is rather simple and I thought I would write it here once for good as explaining it in Lobby takes more time every time. So why should we take care about players we play with? First of a...
by marekjoz
Oct 06, 2016
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: host quits before end of game
Replies: 1
Views: 3017

Re: host quits before end of game

Very interesting.
I have read all.
by marekjoz
Jan 31, 2016
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Host disconnecting before credit is awarded to winner
Replies: 5
Views: 9103

Re: Host disconnecting before credit is awarded to winner

Unfortunately it happens all the time with different players. it's one of the bugs which requires an urgent fix.
by marekjoz
Jan 18, 2016
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Solution for error with opening ports
Replies: 5
Views: 15178

Re: Solution for error with opening ports

I suspect there is rather something wrong with closing ports after the previous game. Some specific circumstances may occur, when the game is being finished. In example when - the host leaves the game just after the last card but before the results are shown or - when after the game, a player closes...
by marekjoz
Jan 13, 2016
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Solution for error with opening ports
Replies: 5
Views: 15178

Re: Solution for error with opening ports

It also sometimes happens to me. Happily - that's rare. Restarting a computer and/or a router usually helps, when a port change gives no result.
Try it.

Best
marekjoz
by marekjoz
Jan 09, 2016
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: hearts game can not host
Replies: 1
Views: 8403

Re: hearts game can not host

Try to change your port as I advised some time ago here on forum (illustrations included). Try different settings.

If it won't work, then restart your computer, restart your router.
by marekjoz
Dec 30, 2015
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Fraudsters
Replies: 8
Views: 10425

Re: Fraudsters

i am not sure if it was a fraud he pretended to be Iceman, Dean or me. I am almost sure that going with it to Apple or Microsoft would cause no result. What I know though is, that aristo indeed was a real pain here and his intentions were quite clear. There are other players using multiple identitie...
by marekjoz
Nov 24, 2015
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Solution for error with opening ports
Replies: 5
Views: 15178

Solution for error with opening ports

I think that something like the below presented workaround should be provided by the not-giving-the-f... owner of this forum. But anyway... This error is a total mess last times, when only 1 person for 10 in Lobby is able to host a game and Aidan does not give any s... I will not buy anything from G...
by marekjoz
Oct 07, 2015
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Error (frustrating but funny)
Replies: 3
Views: 8549

Re: Error (frustrating but funny)

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