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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: 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!!!!!


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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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Spades • Game froze and cost me a badge

By Nortnmom » May 14th, 2017, 5:49 am

I was just on my way to winning a badge that requires 2 wins. Just after the last hand was dealt I had no cards.
we would have one because the robot team was behind and we were at 493!!
Another frustrating issue of losing due to freezing.
I wish I could say this was the first time it has happened but has happened in other games.
Please help with these issues.
Thank you!!

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Spades • Re: highest possible score

By Jamesmabank » May 11th, 2017, 8:32 pm

MR DFR wrote:
Does anybody know the highest possible score in a 500 point game?

MY best score shows 1138. I don't know when i got it tho. Many years ago.

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Spades • Re: highest possible score

By LovesGreen3 » May 11th, 2017, 4:41 pm

yes 1000

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Spades • highest possible score

By MR DFR » May 11th, 2017, 3:51 pm

Does anybody know the highest possible score in a 500 point game?

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Spades • Re: game3.pogo.com not loading

By Ploops222 » May 10th, 2017, 8:52 am

Is there any way not to say: "OK" when your partner sends back a wrong card?

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Spades • Re: New levels

By CAGal1950 » May 6th, 2017, 6:14 pm

When Pogo makes Spades the Game of the Month. When that will happen is anyone's guess.

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Spades • New levels

By Macboomsuz » May 6th, 2017, 5:21 pm

There are new levels in Canasta. When are we going to get new levels in Spades(past 50)?

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Spades • Re: Spades will not load

By Dcd286 » May 3rd, 2017, 4:48 am

spades loads and then throws me out after a couple rounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Spades • Re: Spades will not load

By MLadyD7 » April 29th, 2017, 9:56 pm

I just went to Spades, chose a chat room and boom, loaded right up, extremely fast. I'm using Chrome, ya'll didn't post any of your computer info, so have no idea what you're using i.e. OS/Browser, etc, so if you're not using Chrome, try it, or if you are, try a different browser to rule out problems with your current browser, that's a start.

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Spades • Re: Spades will not load

By positively perry » April 29th, 2017, 9:44 pm

Judith1117 wrote:
Why the heck have they not fixed Spades? :x

Just won't load

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