Spades is a partnership whist trick-taking card game. The aim of the game is to be the first partnership to reach more than 500 points.
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Play Spades campaigns against the computer players in our take on this classic card game. Check your all time and session stats to see if you are improving over time. It takes real skill to beat the computer players with their perfect memory.
Spades is a simple game to learn, but it will take a while to master!
How Spades plays:
After the cards are dealt evenly between the four players, each player will bid on the number of tricks they think they can win. The player left of the dealer will lead first. Each player must play one card in a clockwise order, following suit where they can. The winner of each trick is the player who plays the highest card matching the suit of the first player to play. If you cannot follow suit you can play any card from your hand. No player may lead with a spade until the first spade is played (‘spades are broken’).
At the end of each round, the total tricks taken by both team members is totalled. Each partnership receives 10 points for each trick bid if the bid is successful, or -10 for each bid trick if the partnership fails to take as many tricks as they bid.
If any player bids ‘nil’ for a round, the partnership receives 100 bonus points if the player takes no tricks, but -100 points if the nil bid fails.