Spades is a partnership whist trick-taking card game. The aim of the game is to be the first partnership to reach more than 500 points.
Play Spades campaigns against the computer players in our take on this classic card game. Check your all time and session stats to see if you are improving over time. It takes real skill to beat the computer players with their perfect memory.
Spades is a simple game to learn, but it will take a while to master!
How Spades plays:
After the cards are dealt evenly between the four players, each player will bid on the number of tricks they think they can win. The player left of the dealer will lead first. Each player must play one card in a clockwise order, following suit where they can. The winner of each trick is the player who plays the highest card matching the suit of the first player to play. If you cannot follow suit you can play any card from your hand. No player may lead with a spade until the first spade is played ('spades are broken').
At the end of each round, the total tricks taken by both team members is totalled. Each partnership receives 10 points for each trick bid if the bid is successful, or -10 for each bid trick if the partnership fails to take as many tricks as they bid.
If any player bids 'nil' for a round, the partnership receives 100 bonus points if the player takes no tricks, but -100 points if the nil bid fails.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Most fair game I’ve found!
Where other games set you up during the deal, and/or manipulate the cards in the background, this game doesn’t appear to be doing that. Some games feel like it’s you against the other three. I’ve seen my partner make poor plays to deliberately lose in order to keep the game close, or even rack up bags to keep you from getting too large of a lead.
i’ve deleted many games after I tired of playing 3-on-1, and especially after my partner threw the game! It’s more difficult to determine if cards are being manipulated in the background, but some of these games have made me not only suspicious, but cynical as well. So they get deleted too! I applaud this programmer(s) for not doing any of that (that I can determine at any rate),
I love this game!!!!!
Great Version of Spades
This is very straight forward Spades! The players play to win. Your partner plays smart, covers you when you bid nil. Simple yet fun! So many other versions look flashy, but they don’t follow the rules or play like real people would. Best version I’ve played.
The idea is great. But, like they say they devil is in the details.’
At the very end of the game there is no way to start a new game without shutting your phone off and going into the app again. This has got to be fixed.
Also, at times after a round there is no ‘continue’ or ‘home’ option. Again, you have to shut off your phone and hopefully your game will not be lost!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.