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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: Games won't load

By daberlady » May 20th, 2018, 4:40 pm

no games will load whats up now pogo

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Spades • Re: Games won't load

By monamalinda » May 20th, 2018, 1:46 pm

cannot load any games what to do

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Spades • Re: not showing cards

By celest33 » May 20th, 2018, 1:35 pm

What is wrong with POGO-2days now

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Spades • Re: not showing cards

By festivejd280 » May 20th, 2018, 11:21 am

I gave up. Started working on badge Thursday. First game played--no problems and won. Stopped loading near the end on Friday. Was able to get 2 games to play until the end Saturday--but lost those. Tried chrome, edge and IE.

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Spades • Re: Games won't load

By Barkyoubeast » May 19th, 2018, 3:08 pm

not loading

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Spades • not showing cards

By festivejd280 » May 18th, 2018, 3:49 pm

Working on a badge to win 3 1000 point games. 2 times this morning was winning--then when new game came up--said bid--but showed no cards! Waited, but never showed. Not fun!

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Spades • Re: Games won't load

By PinkAces53 » May 17th, 2018, 5:54 pm

the same with me but it will load with IE

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Spades • Re: ads at intermission

By CAGal1950 » May 9th, 2018, 1:20 pm

All problematic Ads, and questions about Ads, must be reported to Customer Service. No one here can help with them, nor, can we explain reasons.

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Spades • ads at intermission

By silverstreak1973 » May 9th, 2018, 12:58 pm

I get an ad on birth control that last a minute or more, and if it was my turn before intermission, game goes on without me. There is no skip ad button. I am at the mercy of the ad. Why does pogo allow 1 minute ads when play resumes in 30 seconds??????????????

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Spades • Re: Games won't load

By Mod_Jada » May 3rd, 2018, 7:08 am

Is this happening with all games or only Spades?

What happens when you try Spades?

How far do you get in the loading process?

Do you get an error message?

Have you tried a different browser to see if the games will load?

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Spades • Games won't load

By MaxyeKR » May 2nd, 2018, 9:56 pm

Games won't load in Microsoft edge.

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Spades • Re: Rated Game

By Mod_Kyra » May 1st, 2018, 1:40 am

Does it let you click on an empty table?
If so, the table options menu should pop up.

However, as mentioned above, you must have all human players for rated games. You cannot play robots.

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Spades • Re: Rated Game

By giraffe825 » May 1st, 2018, 1:05 am

when i pick a chat room, it doesn't give me options to set the game.

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Spades • Re: Rated Game

By Mod_Jada » April 28th, 2018, 7:46 am

Rated games need to be played with four human players; you cannot play with the robot opponents.

If you want to set up your own table you can do that by clicking the Chat Rooms tab, choosing a room, and choosing an empty table.

You will get a Table Options Screen which will allow you to customize your game and you can choose the "Make Game Rated" option but you will still need to play with real people.

You could always join another player's game.
Look at the Legend Box located at the left side of the tables to see the symbol for Rated Games, then look at the tables to see which ones (if any) have that symbol. If the table is not private you will be able to join that game.

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Spades • Rated Game

By giraffe825 » April 28th, 2018, 4:57 am

I need to play a 250 rated game of spades, but I can't find a place to get a rated game. How do you set up your own game? Please answer soon, as I am going for a badge. Thank you.

spades2
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