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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 • no tokens???

By sleepyhand » May 26th, 2018, 12:03 pm

I won a game of spades... great!

but... no tokens??? either the spin went wrong, or the tables went wrong - both show no tokens... :-(


and I am definitely not offline...

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Spades • Re: Games won't load

By Wooiejo » May 24th, 2018, 11:39 pm

That happens to me a lot. I just open the option page, click LEAVE the room, then re-enter the same room. Few extra steps, but when the games freezes up, it's an easy fix.

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Spades • Re: GETTING KICKED OUT OF SPADES FIX IT PLEASE

By HmSwtGrl » May 24th, 2018, 7:00 pm

are you closing out the lobby?

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Spades • Re: Games won't load

By henurby525 » May 24th, 2018, 3:51 pm

after I played a game of spade it wont reload for the next game.

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Spades • Re: Games won't load

By cottontop777 » May 24th, 2018, 2:36 am

cant get spades to load

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Spades • Re: Rated Game

By Rootie6443 » May 23rd, 2018, 5:07 pm

The badge is "Butterfly Landing": win one 500 point rated game.
*** BTW: on Monday (5-21), with help from 2 wonderful players, my partner & I won the "Spade Tattoo" badge by winning two 500 point rated games. There were no problems with freezing AND our two helpers did leave the game off and on and were replaced by robots several times which gave me the idea.

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Spades • Re: GETTING KICKED OUT OF SPADES FIX IT PLEASE

By Cojomo » May 23rd, 2018, 2:48 pm

I am getting kicked out too. I am using Microsoft Edge with cookies, problem has been a few days. Also before game boots me there is a long pause between play
UPdate I have tried Edge, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Spades is messed up!!! I also have experienced a problem in Scrabble.

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Spades • Re: Rated Game

By Mod_Jada » May 23rd, 2018, 9:34 am

@Rootie6443:

You can try it and see if you get credit but rated games usually need four human players.

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Spades • Re: No Credit

By Beyechonjr » May 23rd, 2018, 3:00 am

i played spades a little earlier and didnt have any problems what badge are you working for ...what are the requirements..

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Spades • No Credit

By SAN1226 » May 23rd, 2018, 2:22 am

I have won 2 games of Spade and no badge the game is not working

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Spades • Re: Rated Game

By Rootie6443 » May 22nd, 2018, 8:03 pm

I need to win one 500 rated game for a badge. Today when I tried to join a room all of a sudden I'm frozen (can't bid, play or chat) and/or just booted out...this has happened several times.
If I set up a table & players are replaced by robots...and I win the game...will it count for the badge? (In other words, start with real people, end with me and 3 bots)
I figure some nice people will join, if only for a few minutes to start the game, but I don't want to waste my time, or anyone else's, playing if a win with robots won't count
(BTW, it takes all my nerve to join games because I've noticed there are quite a few really nasty people out there!)
Thanks

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Spades • Re: Games won't load

By oneSpongebob460 » May 22nd, 2018, 1:46 am

games wont load

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Spades • Re: Games won't load

By handyloving » May 22nd, 2018, 12:16 am

games won't load

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Spades • Re: GETTING KICKED OUT OF SPADES FIX IT PLEASE

By HmSwtGrl » May 21st, 2018, 10:10 pm

are you closing out the lobby?

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Spades • Re: Games won't load

By Mod_Jada » May 21st, 2018, 8:25 pm

nvd2ceb4 wrote:This is happening with a lot of the games. I can play them on Internet Explorer but I can't play anything on Mozilla Firefox. Good thing I finished my badge challenge before this happened.

See if Firefox is blocking Flash.

Go to any Flash game (First Class Solitaire, Word Whomp, Rainy Day Spider Solitaire) and look up at the address bar. To the left of the address bar you will see an icon that looks like a battery or Lego block. Click on it and click "Allow and Remember."

Now click on the Firefox bars at the right hand side of the page. Click "Add-Ons" and then click "Plug Ins."

Make sure that Adobe Flash says "Always Activate" instead of "Ask To Activate."

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