Here are strategies for winning at Hearts. Although, like any card game, there is some degree of chance involved, there is also a large element of strategy and a Passing cards · Voiding/Short-Suiting · Leading · Count hearts. A Strategy Guide to The card game Hearts. A trick is won if you played the highest card of the suit the first player came out. So you will mostly want to play. Play progresses like whist - one player leads a card, everyone else follows Because while winning hearts and/or the queen is a bad thing.