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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 click on room tab

By Mod_Jada » June 22nd, 2017, 12:07 am

The issue has been reported as I said above.

That's all the information we have right now.

You could try typing the room name into the "Find A Game Room" box located above the Chat Rooms list.

See if that works.

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Spades • Re: Cannot click on room tab

By MdTerpsBasktball » June 22nd, 2017, 12:01 am

Mod_Jada wrote:
This problem has been reported and the technicians will be troubleshooting the issue.

This is not a site wide issue as it is not happening for all players.

Please try using a browser other than the browser that is not working for you to see if you are able to access a room from the Chat Rooms list.

You could also try typing the room name into the "Find A Game Room" box located above the Chat Rooms list. See if that works.


I am still having problems getting the room box to show that shows tbls in a room,, still as I have been all day,, I normally use palemoon browser, but tried IE which it lets me in,, then it stalls,, as b-4, that's why I been using PM past yr,, I even tried google chrome,, still no open tbl rooms??

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Spades • Re: Cannot click on room tab

By Mod_Jada » June 21st, 2017, 11:11 pm

This problem has been reported and the technicians will be troubleshooting the issue.

This is not a site wide issue as it is not happening for all players.

Please try using a browser other than the browser that is not working for you to see if you are able to access a room from the Chat Rooms list.

You could also try typing the room name into the "Find A Game Room" box located above the Chat Rooms list. See if that works.

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Spades • Cannot click on room tab

By fireball8611 » June 21st, 2017, 10:07 pm

Is anyone having issues clicking on the room tab in spades? i can click on any tab but the room tab. for example: jumping jacks in club pogo.

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Spades • Re: Not Loading

By Mod_Jada » June 21st, 2017, 9:00 pm

MdTerpsBasktball wrote:
i have been trying all day also wont open the window that shows tbls. using both IE & Palemoon as I have in past 10 yrs,,???


Spades worked fine for me when I tried it just now.
Try clicking once or twice in the blank box and see if the Table Select screen opens.

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Spades • Re: Not Loading

By MdTerpsBasktball » June 21st, 2017, 8:56 pm

i have been trying all day also wont open the window that shows tbls. using both IE & Palemoon as I have in past 10 yrs,,???

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Spades • Re: Not Loading

By Mod_Jada » June 21st, 2017, 8:23 am

tiogananny25 wrote:
I tried and I can't play under either IE 11 or Firefox. I start to play and then get kicked out. :x


Make sure you are not closing the Lobby/Table Select screen.
You can minimize that window but don't X it out.

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Spades • Re: Not Loading

By tiogananny25 » June 21st, 2017, 1:47 am

I tried and I can't play under either IE 11 or Firefox. I start to play and then get kicked out. :x

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Spades • Update - Attention: Flash Update Issue

By Pogo_Llama » June 14th, 2017, 6:50 pm

As of 2 PM PT, June 16, Mahjong Escape and Undiscovered World should now be fixed. If you're still experiencing issues with these games, you may need to clear your cache and your Flash cache. (Make sure to un-check preserve Favorited sites option).

Thank you.

Hello Pogo community,

Flash sent out an update overnight and this has since created issues on certain Pogo games. The Pogo team is currently investigating which specific Pogo games this is affecting and contacting the developer's to fix these issues. The team is aware of this and working to fix this as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I will update here as information becomes available.

Thank you,

Pogo_Llama

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Spades • Re: Not Loading

By HERBKDR » June 14th, 2017, 3:04 pm

I switched to Firefox and it worked. :)

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Spades • Re: Not Loading

By CAGal1950 » June 14th, 2017, 1:54 pm

Could you tell us what Browser you are using? What Operating System? And have you done the recent Windows and Adobe Flash updates?

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Spades • Re: Not Loading

By HERBKDR » June 14th, 2017, 1:07 pm

Am I the only one who can't get Spades to load? It's been like this for a couple of weeks. :(

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Spades • Re: game quality

By acecardician » June 12th, 2017, 11:58 pm

Dol120 wrote:
explain to me how a master computer player misses bid 3 times playing a 250 point game. you can do better then this.


Did you try the advanced settings? Put zero for min. team bid. I find the bots overbid to meet the min. team bid. I've been playing with a zero team bid for a for a while now and the bots are much more accurate.

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Spades • Overbidding bots

By CheriW52 » June 5th, 2017, 10:00 pm

This has been going on for years. I just underbid by one or two. It generally works out. I prefer playing with bots because when I try to play with people for this game the act like flakes and jump in and out of the game and apparently don't know how to bid.
That's just my preference. You also don't get snotty remarks from bots.

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Spades • Re: game quality

By Mod_Kyra » June 5th, 2017, 1:20 pm

Pogo's Spades bots always overbid. I always underbid to compensate.

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