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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: Can't move cards

By Mod_Jada » December 7th, 2016, 3:10 am

Make sure your browser's zoom is set at exactly 100 percent.

While you are on the Pogo 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: Can't move cards

By RoCaBond007 » December 7th, 2016, 3:05 am

Magjfamily wrote:
Still can't play - cards won't move. Using IE and up-to-date Java. Please fix this game -

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Spades • Re: Can't move cards

By E341036 » December 5th, 2016, 3:29 am

100% zoom fixed me right up... THANKS!!!

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Spades • Re: Can't move cards

By myhdjh5 » December 4th, 2016, 10:38 am

YOU have to have your zoom at 100% in order to move the cards

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Spades • Re: Can't move cards

By Hardinglo » December 4th, 2016, 5:50 am

me neither!!

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Spades • Can't move cards

By Magjfamily » December 3rd, 2016, 5:15 am

Still can't play - cards won't move. Using IE and up-to-date Java. Please fix this game - I pay for it.

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Spades • Lost connection to server then game loads?

By NokmusWolf » November 30th, 2016, 3:19 pm

After clicking on the place to join a room, the yellow screen comes up, I put in the password for the room. Screen sits there awhile. Then it says 'Lost Connection To Server'. I have to click 'leave'. After I do that, THEN the room starts to load. Something is way out of sync on Pogo's end.

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Spades • Re: TROUBLE IN SPADES

By Mod_Jada » November 29th, 2016, 6:53 pm

Click on the Help link at the top of your page:

Help > Contact Us Now.

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Spades • Re: TROUBLE IN SPADES

By Sxybst426 » November 29th, 2016, 6:52 pm

How do you contact Pogo?

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Spades • Re: Spades won't load correctly

By Nutmeg6262 » November 28th, 2016, 6:16 pm

has anybody got it to work yet?, I have not been able to for a couple of months now

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Spades • Re: Spades will not let me play!

By lzrd754 » November 27th, 2016, 10:48 am

make sure that your zoom level is at 100% or less

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Spades • Re: Spades will not let me play!

By grayRedhead29363 » November 27th, 2016, 5:47 am

LuvDonks wrote:
I can't seem to play the cards in Spades. Thought it would be resolved by tonight, but still cannot play. I am on Google Chrome and have never had a problem before. Disappointed that this is a daily challenge that I can't complete.

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Spades • Re: Rated games

By Mod_Jada » November 22nd, 2016, 5:42 pm

You're welcome. :)

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Spades • Re: Spades will not let me play!

By rarepoiuytfc933 » November 22nd, 2016, 4:39 pm

LuvDonks wrote:
I can't seem to play the cards in Spades. Thought it would be resolved by tonight, but still cannot play. I am on Google Chrome and have never had a problem before. Disappointed that this is a daily challenge that I can't complete.

set zoom to 100% it works for me

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Spades • Re: Rated games

By Rainbow2995 » November 22nd, 2016, 4:03 pm

Thank you for your reply Mod. Have a good day.

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