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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

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Spades • Re: Spades

By amwicked » March 27th, 2017, 12:38 pm

pozyblue54 wrote:
I also need to get badges in rated games and don't know how to do it. Include me as well.

Hi Posy you have your profile set to private so I cannot pogo message concerning the rated games so if you still want to try for rated badges please contact me .
Good luck

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Spades • Re: Spades will not load

By DWoolene » March 27th, 2017, 2:57 am

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Spades • Re: Spades will not load

By thankfulsteve954 » March 25th, 2017, 7:41 pm

Took me 25 mins to get on Spades. It POGO that it takes so long. :evil:

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Spades • Re: Spades

By lraep4 » March 25th, 2017, 6:30 pm

you have to play with another person to get rated games

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Spades • Kicks everyone out

By Vicane10510 » March 25th, 2017, 3:44 pm

Today the game is just restarting with comp player.Kicking players out. Puts me in rooms with intermissions all morning.
Kicks me out or other players & subs dogs.

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Spades • Re: Spades

By pozyblue54 » March 25th, 2017, 3:10 pm

I also need to get badges in rated games and don't know how to do it. Include me as well.

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Spades • Re: Spades will not load

By Linda264Player » March 25th, 2017, 3:09 pm

Spades is not loading... So many problems with pogo, will any of them get resolved?

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Spades • Re: Spades

By joemary9208 » March 25th, 2017, 1:19 pm

I also need to win 2 rated games, maybe we can all work together

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Spades • Re: Spades

By amwicked » March 23rd, 2017, 10:39 pm

Hi Cheryl
I also have a couple of Spades Rated Badges that I wish to do perhaps we could help each other and as you say I also wish we could play these rated badge games with computers it would make everything so much easier

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Spades • SPADES

By cherylanncarlo25 » March 23rd, 2017, 7:50 pm

Hi,

I am finding it more and more difficult to play a rated, spade game. Either no one will let you in or I have waited too long for 3 other people to join the game. Why can't we play a rated game with the computer?

Thank you,
Cheryl c.

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Spades • Spades

By amwicked » March 23rd, 2017, 11:51 am

Help required please for badge is Spades games must be rated

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Spades • Re: Spades not working

By Mod_Jada » March 19th, 2017, 10:57 pm

Steamy_Mama wrote:
I noticed recently that I can now play Spades at a zoom higher than 100%. Not sure why, but Hooray!


It may or may not work at a higher zoom.
Just make sure you reset your zoom back to 100 percent when you finish playing to make sure that you are able to play the other table games.

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Spades • Re: Spades not working

By Steamy_Mama » March 18th, 2017, 12:01 pm

I noticed recently that I can now play Spades at a zoom higher than 100%. Not sure why, but Hooray!

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Spades • Re: a problem

By jazzauntie » March 15th, 2017, 2:29 am

just don't chat when u enter a game, just quietly play & ur skill will speak for u & don't complain if someone is slower than u. Silence will win!

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Spades • a problem

By DAN254 » March 14th, 2017, 12:15 am

Here is my problem... When I first started playing spades I didn't know how to play and so I was playing rated games. daaaa... anyway my rating went in the 1200's. Then by the time I figured out how to play my rating was so low it was very hard to even get excepted into a game because no one wanted to take a chance on me. Well now in social games I constantly win 2 out of every 3 games but still it's hard to get let into a rated game. I understand it's my own fault but now I can hold my own. Any ideas on how I can get invited into rated games?

spades2
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