Gnome Hearts


Gnome Hearts

A free and open-source Hearts game application designed for Linux with the GNOME Desktop Environment.


Our rating: 

Get It: Linux
License: Free (Open source)
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Hearts Game
Categories: Games, Hearts Games

Pros & Cons:

Various rule sets including Spot Hearts, Omnibus Hearts with configurable play rules, backgrounds and card styles.
Redo/undo moves is not implemented, no sound effects, neither supports network play.

Our Review:

Gnome Hearts is a free and open source program designed for Linux with the GNOME Desktop Environment. It runs in full screen or windowed.

The application has various rule sets including Standard, Spot Hearts, Omnibus or Omnibus Alternative—not only that you can play the Queen of Spades to shoot the moon, but also play the Jack of Diamonds as a bonus card to shoot the sun. What's more, each rule set can be configured with certain play rules too, a plus for this free program.

Other features include score boards, hints, configurable backgrounds and card styles, but the feature of redo/undo moves has not been implemented for the version under review. Besides, the program does not support network play or sound effects.

Gnome Hearts was reviewed by on based on version 0.3.