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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: cANNOT MOVE CARDS

By trude535 » September 25th, 2016, 3:34 am

Make sure zoom is no more rhan 100%.

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Spades • cANNOT MOVE CARDS

By melee63 » September 25th, 2016, 12:43 am

CARDS DO NOT MOVE ON MMY TURN

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Spades • Re: SPADES

By iggy1228 » September 18th, 2016, 12:30 am

You do need 4 people to play. Sit at an empty table. An options box will open. Makes your selections and close out that box and table will be ready. You will click a box to make table rated.

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Spades • Re: SPADES

By retireey2k_AOL » September 17th, 2016, 8:57 pm

Can anyone tell me how to set up a RATED game? I have one partner who is interested in joining. Do I need 4 people? If anyone can help or point me in the direction of where the set up procedure is, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

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Spades • Re: spades

By CAGal1950 » September 14th, 2016, 10:20 pm

Windows 10 had a lot of updates in the past two days. One of them was for Adobe Flash player. You will need to restart your computer after they're done.

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Spades • Re: spades

By Mod_Jada » September 14th, 2016, 10:02 pm

zwickie43 wrote:
can't get Spades game to move the cards what is going on with this game? I have tried everything to get it to work but nothing helps.


Please see the second post from the top of this page.

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Spades • Re: spades

By zwickie43 » September 14th, 2016, 12:12 pm

can't get Spades game to move the cards what is going on with this game? I have tried everything to get it to work but nothing helps.

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Spades • Re: spades

By kathiecrtt » September 14th, 2016, 4:06 am

Game loads fine here on Windows10 but half way through a game it freezes up. I have updated and cleaned Java and Flash. Restarted computer many times. Game always starts fine but gets slower and slower until it just stops.This seems to be getting worse everyday. Other games like Sweet Tooth and Poppit also start fine then lag very bad.... Yeah What's Up Pogo????

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Spades • Re: spades

By urbanohno » September 14th, 2016, 12:46 am

cards won't move

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Spades • Re: spades

By FLD40 » September 13th, 2016, 11:30 pm

won't load on windows 10, browser 11, or browser edge. Will load & play good on my old pc with windows vista browser 9. So what's up POGO.

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Spades • Re: spades

By Mod_Jada » September 13th, 2016, 4:41 pm

Etiny7 wrote:
spades loads cards will not move


Please read the second post from the top.

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Spades • Re: spades

By Etiny7 » September 13th, 2016, 3:22 pm

spades loads cards will not move

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Spades • Re: spades

By Mod_Jada » September 13th, 2016, 6:45 am

Firecracker5577 wrote:
I still cant play spades or gin. loads great but cards wont move. my zoom is 100% flash and java are up to date. this has been going on for weeks now. I have tried IE and Firefox. it wont play in either HELP


Your zoom on the forums is not always the same as your zoom on the game site.
Increase your zoom to 125 percent and close your browser.
Restart your browser, sign in to Pogo, and adjust your zoom back to 100 percent. See if that helps.

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Spades • Re: spades

By Firecracker5577 » September 12th, 2016, 11:19 pm

I still cant play spades or gin. loads great but cards wont move. my zoom is 100% flash and java are up to date. this has been going on for weeks now. I have tried IE and Firefox. it wont play in either HELP

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Spades • Re: SPADES

By openbkdr494 » September 11th, 2016, 6:12 am

I'm working on a Spades badge from one of the albums. I need to win two 500 point games but they have to be rated. I've got a couple of weeks (minus a few days) but so far no luck finding a rated game for Spades or getting anyone to join me when I set up the game.

If any of you are having the same problem maybe we can set a date & a time for a game. Send me a link!

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

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