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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: Not Loading

By erinsalice » May 27th, 2017, 3:13 am

Not loading, since early this morning. Same yesterday for Jungle Gin. Oh well. Maybe tomorrow's daily will work.

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Spades • Re: playing spades intermissions start from time to time?

By Rangersrnmbr1 » May 27th, 2017, 12:28 am

If you are playing with free members then you will receive intermissions at the same time the free members do. Play in the club members only room or with paid members only and you will not have that problem.

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Spades • playing spades intermissions start from time to time?

By pinkLouisa251 » May 27th, 2017, 12:22 am

intermissions come up while playing it happens often very annoying. My account is paid through January 2018 why does this keep happening???????????????

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Spades • Re: Not Loading

By usnuzuloose » May 26th, 2017, 9:48 pm

I can not get it to load either. This is so frustrating. Two days ago was not having a problem. I am using chrome. I saw in order to play canasta you need windows 10 or the IE.

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Spades • Re: Not Loading

By BrillonLake » May 26th, 2017, 9:41 pm

Spades, Jungle Gin, PayDay, all not loading.

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Spades • Re: Not Loading

By XxNikkingregxX » May 26th, 2017, 7:44 pm

I can't get spades to load either. I don't get an error message, it just says loading and never actually loads.... Has anyone found a fix yet?

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Spades • Re: Not Loading

By isken100_AOL » May 26th, 2017, 2:51 pm

NOTHING IS LOADING FOR ME - TRIED 3 DIFFERENT BROWSERS

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Spades • Re: Not Loading

By CowboyRob1028 » May 26th, 2017, 2:33 pm

Must be a problem with the link from the Daily Challenge. Try loading it from the home page and clicking on the game under "Cards" - works for me.

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Spades • Not Loading

By HERBKDR » May 26th, 2017, 1:27 pm

I can't get Spades to load. Everything is updated so i have no idea what the problem could be...I am using Chrome. I play that game all of the time so I am confused.

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Spades • Not Loading

By odat1999 » May 26th, 2017, 1:23 pm

This game will not load. Same problem with Trivia Pursuit

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Spades • Re: FBconnect Library

By Mod_Jada » May 16th, 2017, 11:12 pm

rac073048 wrote:
This is a Pogo problem. It happens on all the browsers I use. It happens if I connect with all extentions turned off! All the suggestions to "break" the connection do not work! There is no fbconnect or facebook link in my profile!
Getting fed up with pogo after all these years!!!!!


If you'd like to discuss the issue with customer support you can do that via the Help link at the top of your page:

Help > Contact Us Now.

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Spades • Re: FBconnect Library

By rac073048 » May 16th, 2017, 12:48 pm

This is a Pogo problem. It happens on all the browsers I use. It happens if I connect with all extentions turned off! All the suggestions to "break" the connection do not work! There is no fbconnect or facebook link in my profile!
Getting fed up with pogo after all these years!!!!!

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Spades • Re: Game froze and cost me a badge

By Nortnmom » May 15th, 2017, 3:54 pm

Hi
It was just 2 wins. Which I did but with the game freezing it was gone. The chat space was showing the progress.
Thanks for asking.
Have a good day!

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Spades • Re: highest possible score

By GRhodesReed » May 14th, 2017, 6:25 am

I have a 1222 from years ago, but I've seen higher. Does anyone know how the best score is calculated?

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Spades • Re: Game froze and cost me a badge

By HmSwtGrl » May 14th, 2017, 5:59 am

how did it cost you the badge. did you have to win two in a row or just 2 wins?

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