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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: keeps freezing

By MustangLynnie » July 30th, 2016, 5:02 am

EVERYONE's game is freezing in spades. Then EVERYONE get's kicked out. It's not a cache, Flash, Java problem or anything else. It's either a hacker of Pogo. We pay for POGO membership and everyday it gets worse. Please fix this problem.

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Spades • Re: Spades Rated Games

By EyesOz55 » July 30th, 2016, 2:50 am

Same here. I have been playing the Robots, but can't complete a game before I can get to the 500, I get kicked out every time.
Come on Pogo fix the problem. Before anyone says clear your chache's etc. it's all been done. It isn't a problem this end, it's on the Pogo site end.

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Spades • Re: Spades Rated Games

By XENA1ANGEL777 » July 30th, 2016, 12:41 am

lena1871 wrote:
I can play non-rated games without getting kicked out of the game. However, each time I start to play rated game, I get kicked out of the room shortly after we start playing. What is happening?



HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM

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Spades • Re: Spades Rated Games

By lena1871 » July 28th, 2016, 3:31 am

I can play non-rated games without getting kicked out of the game. However, each time I start to play rated game, I get kicked out of the room shortly after we start playing. What is happening?

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Spades • Re: Rated rooms

By Mod_Kyra » July 25th, 2016, 3:53 am

There aren't any "rated rooms".

All tables are able to be used rated as described by the above poster, who gave you good tips. It's a table setting.

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Spades • Re: Rated rooms

By petunia429 » July 24th, 2016, 11:59 pm

If you are in the lobby of a spades room, look at the info on the line by the table number of the available tables. If it is a rated game there will be a black circle with a white star inside. You can also set your own table and make it a rated game. You are more likely to find a rated game in a room with a lot of players. And watch the chat area, people will ask for players to fill a table. Or start a rated game and ask in the chat for people to join you. Hope this helps.

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Spades • Rated rooms

By Kingskid1P » July 24th, 2016, 11:39 pm

I don't see anywhere how to go to a rated room. I have asked in several rooms but no one seems to know. I am trying to work on a badge and need help.

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Spades • missing uncensored chat

By cutelittlemissy3 » July 22nd, 2016, 12:40 am

where all the un censored chat rms in spades gone too since yr page what down the other day couldnt get on pogo

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Spades • Re: All Spades rooms full

By Mod_Jada » July 21st, 2016, 5:27 pm

Sign out of Pogo and clear your browser's cache, history, temp files, and cookies.

Close your browser after that and restart your computer.

It appears that some rooms are not up and running yet.

For now, try a room that has more than eight players in it.

That's what worked for me.

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Spades • Re: All Spades rooms full

By WCarmi2588 » July 21st, 2016, 5:22 pm

I'm getting the same thing and have tried several rooms, it's it will not even let me get in to the room to pick a table, kicks me out saying the following: (no one is in the room I also tried different levels to see if it made a difference.)
Game Room is Currently Full
Explanation:
You have tried to enter a game room that has already reached its maximum capacity.

Sometimes several people try to enter an available room at the same time. When this happens, the room can fill up before everyone gets in. Even though you clicked on an available room, you may get this error if other people clicked on the same room, at the same time, as you did.

How to Fix the Problem:
Try selecting a room with fewer people in it.

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Spades • All Spades rooms full

By starrystarryfish » July 21st, 2016, 4:43 pm

Clicked on rooms with 0 people and getting the message below. Tried other rooms and same message.

Oops, something is not right...


Game Room is Currently Full
Explanation:
You have tried to enter a game room that has already reached its maximum capacity.

Sometimes several people try to enter an available room at the same time. When this happens, the room can fill up before everyone gets in. Even though you clicked on an available room, you may get this error if other people clicked on the same room, at the same time, as you did.

How to Fix the Problem:
Try selecting a room with fewer people in it.

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Spades • Re: Spades Rule?

By Corine813 » July 17th, 2016, 12:58 pm

Thank you all for the info. I guess it helps to look at the Options more thoroughly. Again thank you all, Pogo members are the best. :D

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Spades • Re: Ranks

By Mod_Jada » July 15th, 2016, 5:45 pm

Pogo chooses one game each month to be the Game Of The Month.

The game of the month has 10 new ranks added to it along with a new rank badge.

Maybe Spades will be the Game Of The Month some time in the future.

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Spades • Ranks

By Mycritique » July 15th, 2016, 5:05 pm

It has been over 2 years since I got the top rank available, can new ones be added?

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Spades • Re: keeps freezing

By Just4FunThisTyme » July 15th, 2016, 4:08 pm

If you can access the game but are unable to play a card, make sure your browsers Zoom level is set to 100%. Click on the CTRL key while holding down the 0 (zero) key (above the P on your keyboard) when you're on the games home screen, this will reset your Zoom level to the default 100%.

If the above tip does not resolve the issue, it is possible that you have your DPI setting on something other than 'Smaller - 100% (default)' for instructions on how to adjust for this scenario please click on this link:
Help with game size issues

If neither of the above tips resolve the issue, please try the troubleshooting steps in this thread:
Freezing issues with Flash-based games

Note: Adobe Flash Player updated on 07-14-2016: 22.0.0.209
That means that if you have Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 you need to make sure the update is installed using Windows Updates and you've restarted your computer (Edge and IE11). If you use Chrome, you need to update it, also.
If you use Firefox or Safari you will need to update Flash manually (unless you have it set to update automatically).

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