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Spades

Can you succeed against the superstars in online Spades? Pair up with a partner in this four-player online card game of wits. Be the first team to score 500 points by estimating how many tricks you and your partner can take in each round to win.


Practice Before You Play
Play against the computer to improve your Spades skills.

Choose Your Opponent
Test your card game skills against the highest caliber of online Spades players.

Take a Trick
In this card game, each partnership tries to take at least the number of tricks they bid on before Spades play is began.

Bags and Bagging Out
A common feature in Spades is designed to penalize players for underestimating the number of tricks they will take, while at the same time not removing the possible strategy of intentionally taking overtricks, or "bags".

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Spades is a card game for 4 players. Players sitting across from each other are partners on the same team. The object of this online card game version of Spades is to be the first team to score 500 points.

At the start of the round, each player is dealt 13 cards. Select 1 card from your hand, and then click on the "Pass" button to pass the card to your partner. You will receive 1 card that your partner has passed to you.

Estimate how many tricks you can take during this round. A trick is a group of 4 cards, 1 card from each player. Your bid and your partner's bid are added together, and this is the number of tricks that your team must take.

Now the play begins. The player to the left of the dealer plays a card.

Card game play continues clockwise. When it is your turn, the blue "Play" prompt will appear above your cards. Double-click on a white card to play it. You must play a card of the same suit as the first card if you can. If you don't have any cards in the suit that was led, you can play any card.

Spades are always trump, meaning that they outrank all other suits. When each player has played a card, the person who played the highest Spade wins these cards for his or her team. This is called winning a trick. If no trump was played, the person who played the highest card in the suit that was led wins the trick. Aces are the highest card.

The player who won the trick now leads a card. Play continues in this manner until all 4 players have played all of their cards.

Complete Game Guide

If you'd like to learn more about how to play this game, please read the Complete Game Guide.

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Here are some additional pointers designed to help you become a more advanced Spades player.

In this online card game, you cannot lead a Spade until Spades have been BROKEN. Spades are broken when someone plays a Spade because they did not have any cards in the suit that was led. Note: If Spades have not been broken, you may lead Spades if you have no other suits in your hand.

You cannot lead a Spade until someone has played a Spade on another trick. The only exception to this rule is if you have no other cards in your hand.

On the first trick, if you cannot follow suit, you can trump the trick with a Spade.

Other potential players in the game room can join your game in progress. This is most useful if a player drops out and you don't want to play with computer players.

Allows host to filter players who join the game to the skill ratings checked below. At least one of the five ratings (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, or Master) must remain checked. This is a great way to play games with people of similar skill level. When this option is unchecked, the game is open to players of all skill ratings.

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Spades Forum: Latest Posts

Here's the latest from Pogo members chatting in our Spades Forum where folks gather to make new friends, debate game tips, and share a joke or two. Register to join (it's free)!

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Spades • Re: [GLOBAL] [Sudoku Classic] Game not loading

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 24th, 2014, 4:10 pm

Our team has now fixed this issue and the game should now load for players.

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Spades • Re: [GLOBAL] [Sudoku Classic] Game not loading

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 24th, 2014, 2:21 pm

Our team is aware that the game is not loading for users today and will be looking into a resolution for this.

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Spades • Re: Freezing or ejected

By TOMCATNURSE » April 24th, 2014, 12:21 am

My husband has the same problem, constantly getting kicked off, even when playing with the robots. What is this?

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Spades • Re: [GLOBAL] [Sudoku Classic] Game not loading

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 23rd, 2014, 8:12 pm

This issue is now resolved. If you still aren't seeing the game loading, please refresh your screen and try clearing your web browser's cache.

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Spades • [GLOBAL] Errors in Subscription Renewal Dates

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 23rd, 2014, 3:38 pm

We are aware that a number of users are seeing incorrect renewal dates displaying on their My Account pages. Some users that are on an annual subscription and were recently billed are showing that their next billing date will be in May 2014 which is incorrect. We are correcting this issue and it should reflect on your My Account page shortly. You should be billed during the correct billing cycle related to your individual account.

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Spades • [RESOLVED][Sudoku Classic] Game not loading

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 23rd, 2014, 3:26 pm

Our team is aware that players are unable to load Sudoku Classic and is working on a solution for this issue.

Our team is currently working on this and should have it resolved soon.

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Spades • Re: [RESOLVED] Purchased items showing as unpurchased

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 22nd, 2014, 10:55 pm

Both of these issues should now be resolved and you should be able to play previously purchased episodes in our Hidden Object Games as well as purchase more.

For those players questioning about the sale in Amazing Adventures today (4/22) the sale is currently on until 4/22 11:59pm PDT, so you should still be able to participate.

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Spades • [RESOLVED] Purchased items showing as unpurchased

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 22nd, 2014, 7:50 pm

Our team is aware of some users seeing purchased items showing as being un-purchased in some areas, such as our Hidden Object Games. As well as when you attempt to purchase something for Gems, you may be receiving a message that states you do not have Gems when you really do. The team is currently investigating this issue and is working on a solution for it.

We recommend for the time being that you do not attempt to purchase the item for a second time.

Our team is working to have the issue resolved soon.

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Spades • Re: can't play pogo spades - get yahoo spades

By pamand1cat » April 22nd, 2014, 7:40 pm

The bookmarked site is working just fine.

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Spades • Re: can't play pogo spades - get yahoo spades

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 21st, 2014, 10:21 pm

If you visit this thread, Firefox Blocking Java it will contain steps on how to get Java working again in Firefox for you.

In regards to the link you're taken to, if you happen to be taken to the wrong link again, please take a screenshot of what you are seeing as I want to make sure that you're not on some other website or on a website that is claiming to be Pogo, but is not.

If you don't know how to take and post a screenshot, you can visit this link here:

How to take a screenshot

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Spades • Re: can't play pogo spades - get yahoo spades

By pamand1cat » April 21st, 2014, 10:17 pm

I think I figured a way to get around it because there's no rhyme or reason why the non-Pogo spades game keeps popping up when I'm trying to get to Pogo spades (and there are never 2 choices at once). I found the Pogo spades game I want through MORE then through something else - doesn't work every time, just sometimes - so when I found the Pogo spades game I actually wanted, I bookmarked it and I think I can get to it that way and bypass the Pogo games directory altogether. So far, it's the only thing that works. (And no - I did not accidentally put it in my favorites.) It just appeared there one day when I clicked on spades as I usually do. I removed spades altogether from my favorites because it was utterly unpredictable. Sometimes I'd get the spades game I wanted, sometimes the non-Pogo game. Bookmarking seems to be the best way to get there so far.

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Spades • Re: can't play pogo spades - get yahoo spades

By HmSwtGrl » April 21st, 2014, 9:52 pm

did you try just typing in spades in the find a game option and see what happens? are you able to take a screen POGO if the one you are being directed to. and post it. also as far as being added to your favorites there is a possibility you clicked the heart next to it and it added it. (Removed by Moderator)

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Spades • Re: can't play pogo spades - get yahoo spades

By pamand1cat » April 21st, 2014, 9:37 pm

I KNOW which one I want. I am only getting one choice most of the time - this other spades game even got into my FAVORITES. Not in a million years would I add it to my favorites, so something is clearly wrong. Sometimes I can find the spades game I want and sometimes I just can't get there and the game I want is Pogo Spades.

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Spades • Re: can't play pogo spades - get yahoo spades

By Mod_Skratty » April 19th, 2014, 2:13 pm

WorldWinner is a Pogo cash games affiliate. Are you clicking on the correct Spades game offered on Pogo? Pogo does have two options for some games - their browser-based game and WorldWinner's cash games option. You want the one indicated with the big spade in the middle of the spread cards, not the one with the word "spades" across it.

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You can make sure you have the correct one by checking the Edit option on your favorites tab.

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Spades • Re: can't play pogo spades - get yahoo spades

By pamand1cat » April 19th, 2014, 12:46 pm

Browser = Firefox 28.0
Cookies Enabled? = true
Do Not Track = unspecified
Resolution = 1152 x 864
OS = Windows XP
Flash version = 12.0.0
Java Versions installed = 1.7.0_55

I get a message about java being vulnerable and firefox blocking it. I even tried IE and got the same POGO World Winner Spades that you get on Yahoo. If I wanted to play Yahoo games, I'd just go there and wouldn't have to pay for a membership! This is really strange because sometimes I can get to Pogo Spades and sometimes I get this POGO World Winner Spades (WHY WOULD IT EVEN BE THERE ON POGO?????).

spades2
https://www.pogo.com/action/pogop/pogogems/fund.do?returnType=game&returnValue=spades2&intcmp=spades2_ingame_gem_fund