mezzacotta Puzzle Competition

Puzzle Hints

5E. Cleaving Hearts

Hint 1

It's a game of Hearts with two decks. Watch closely as each player's score changes... Abracadabra!

Hint 2

You must follow multiple leads, and it's nice for winners to share, but don't tear up the cards. The highest card that follows any of the leads wins outright. The magical tricks help you reach the final score.

Hint 3

Point-scoring cards should be distributed fairly between winners, or else some or all of those cards must jackpot to the next trick (if any).