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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: selecting the blind bid option

By petunia429 » March 28th, 2017, 1:07 am

If you start a new table, one of the table options is which bids to allow. The choices are nil, blind and blind nil, make sure they are checked.

If you join a table, the default allows blind bidding.

You can only bid blind if your team is down by at least 100 points, unless you change that on the advanced options page if you set your own table.

Hope this helps.

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Spades • Re: Spades not working

By OdieMae585 » March 27th, 2017, 11:45 pm

Well I'm having a pop up that comes up saying content 3D not available
possible : wrong W mode or missing device support ...Any help on this problem ??? ....... OdieMae

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Spades • Re: selecting the blind bid option

By CAGal1950 » March 27th, 2017, 10:46 pm

You cannot change options using the Play Robots.
You need to select a room, select an empty table and set your options. Check to let the bots fill the empty seats and make it private with a password.

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Spades • More Ranks Please

By golferchick999 » March 27th, 2017, 9:44 pm

Has anyone heard if they at considering adding more ranks to Spades?

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Spades • Re: Spades will not load

By Emmyjj » March 27th, 2017, 9:02 pm

Judith1117 wrote:
Spades gets to the loading screen and stops.

The same thing is happening to me :evil:

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Spades • Re: selecting the blind bid option

By Bugcrzy821 » March 27th, 2017, 8:58 pm

I did check that and there wasn't an option for just blind. However, I forgot to mention I am playing w/robots not ppl; will that cancel ot the option??

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Spades • Re: selecting the blind bid option

By CAGal1950 » March 27th, 2017, 8:54 pm

You will find those table options in the Advanced options. Click on an empty table and in the Game Options pop up you'll see at the bottom: Advanced Options. Click on it and you will get a large set of options you can choose form.

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Spades • selecting the blind bid option

By Bugcrzy821 » March 27th, 2017, 8:51 pm

how can I select the blind bid if there is no icon to select it???? I don't want blind nil, just the blind.

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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

{Duplicate content removed. Continuing to post removed content is a forums violation}

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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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