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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 • Re: Spades won't let me click a card to play

By SkylarSpadesPlyr » August 30th, 2016, 3:25 pm

grammasue536 wrote:
QueenJen wrote:I play Spades every day, however, for the past 5-6 days it won't let me click on a card to play. I can use my mouse in all other games so I know it is Spades specific. I want it fixed. I miss playing Spades.

my game loads I cannot pick up my cards either been going on for awhile frigging tired of it I pay every year I should be able to play my games good luck to you hope you get your problem fixed


Have you tried resetting your zoom to 100%? If you don't know how just go thru this post, it's been posted many times.

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Spades • Re: Spades won't let me click a card to play

By grammasue536 » August 30th, 2016, 1:34 pm

QueenJen wrote:
I play Spades every day, however, for the past 5-6 days it won't let me click on a card to play. I can use my mouse in all other games so I know it is Spades specific. I want it fixed. I miss playing Spades.

my game loads I cannot pick up my cards either been going on for awhile frigging tired of it I pay every year I should be able to play my games good luck to you hope you get your problem fixed

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Spades • Re: Spades

By ccboots56 » August 30th, 2016, 1:19 am

Are you using a wireless mouse?
if so, change the battery

Do you have problems moving
cards in any other games?

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Spades • Spades

By MAV51 » August 30th, 2016, 12:41 am

In spades, the game will not allow me to play my cards, my browser is set at 100%. Sometimes if I click on it about 10 times it might work.

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Spades • Re: SPADES AND JUNLE GIN NOT LETTING ME PLAY A CARD

By SkylarSpadesPlyr » August 29th, 2016, 9:32 pm

For the issue of not being able to play a card try resetting your browser's zoom to 100%.
You can use Control (Ctl) and the +/- key, Control (Ctl) and the 0 (zero key) and in Internet Explorer you can go into Tools (gear looking thing in upper corner of computer screen). I'm not sure how to adjust it in the other browsers but probably in Tools.

Make sure you do this before you enter the game.

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Spades • Re: SPADES AND JUNLE GIN NOT LETTING ME PLAY A CARD

By petesmama4 » August 29th, 2016, 8:58 pm

After a win in Jungle Gin , The cards do NOT deal for the next hand and I have to constantly reload the game . Please fix these screwy issues . Thanks

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Spades • SPADES AND JUNLE GIN NOT LETTING ME PLAY A CARD

By erosie55 » August 29th, 2016, 8:52 pm

I cannot get Spades or for that matter Jungle Gin to play properly i.e. let me play a card. I have tried all the fixes that other players have posted but all to no avail. I hope POGO gets this fixed sooner rather than later because one this weeks Wednesday Challenges is to get 170 tricks isn't it.

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Spades • Re: Spades won't let me click a card to play

By Mod_Jada » August 29th, 2016, 8:19 pm

erosie55 wrote:
I am having the same problem and having the same problem with Jungle Gin. I hope is is sorted sooner rather than later because I think one this weeks Wednesday challenges it to get 170 tricks.


Your browser's zoom needs to be set at exactly 100 percent.

While on your home page, hold down the CTRL key and press the Zero key (above the letter P on your keyboard) at the same time. That will reset your zoom.

Do that before you go to the game.

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Spades • Re: Spades won't let me click a card to play

By erosie55 » August 29th, 2016, 8:18 pm

I am having the same problem and having the same problem with Jungle Gin. I hope is is sorted sooner rather than later because I think one this weeks Wednesday challenges it to get 170 tricks.

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Spades • Re: History of partners played

By Mod_Jada » August 29th, 2016, 7:37 am

There is no option for that as far as I know. Sorry.

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Spades • History of partners played

By jjcra » August 29th, 2016, 6:25 am

Can you search the history of games you played with the screen names of partners with which you played

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Spades • Re: Spades won't let me click a card to play

By SkylarSpadesPlyr » August 26th, 2016, 1:33 pm

JanetDein wrote:
I haven't been able to play a card for 2 days now come on Pogo get your act together.


Have you tried adjusting your browser's zoom to 100%.

If you're not sure how to do it just read back through this topic to find the instructions.

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Spades • Re: Spades won't let me click a card to play

By JanetDein » August 26th, 2016, 10:47 am

I haven't been able to play a card for 2 days now come on Pogo get your act together.

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Spades • Re: Spades won't let me click a card to play

By baltimoreseeven » August 24th, 2016, 9:55 pm

Change to another browser. I was using Edge, but changed to Firefox and it works fine.

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Spades • Re: Spades won't let me click a card to play

By SkylarSpadesPlyr » August 24th, 2016, 5:44 pm

BoomerBobbie wrote:
having same problem. set zoom back to 100% and still not working. any other suggestions?


Did you do it before entering the game? A couple of times I forgot and tried right before it was my turn and it wouldn't work.

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