Spades is presented like never before, in this unique story-driven twist on the classic card game. Pressed into service by pirates, you must match wits with the crew before facing off against Captain Anderson of the Rose Marie to win your freedom.
You’ve played spades—now play spades with Pirates!
•Extremely competitive computer Opponents/AI that do not cheat (with the exception of Crackers; he will rat you out).
•New: 4 Player Partner custom game mode. Choose your pirate partner in this most popular way to play Spades.
•New: The Old Coot is now playable and is waiting to challenge you or to be your partner.
•New: Swashbuckle currency is awarded for completing each story chapter, for completing Leaderboard games, and for Custom games. Swashbuckles can be used for the Recall feature, to speed up the game, and to purchase new story Chapters. More things to spend your Swash on will be added in future updates.
•6 levels/chapters with increasing difficulty and a continuing story.
• Multiplayer: Create tables and invite your friends to play.
•13 Unique Opponents with their own personalities, backgrounds, voices, and skill.
•Featuring the extraordinary voice talent of John Varker and company.
•Tournament-style play in which the goal is to be the first to reach a predetermined number of wins.
•Compete for high scores on the Leaderboards in special tourneys.
•22 Achievements to complete.
•Finesse-Based Ads: the better you play, the fewer ads you see.
•Or Purchase Remove Ads
•Custom Game mode: choose final score, tournament wins, opponents, and more.
•Unlock Custom Game Opponents: through purchase or by defeating the pirates in Story Mode.
•Custom sound tracks that set the pirate mood, with more unlocked as you play.
Story excerpt: You wonder about the name of the ship. When you ask Hamish, he gives you a disquieted look and beckons you closer. “None of us know, at least not the whole story, but never ask the Cap'n. He's mor'n likely to bleed ya back and toss ya to the sharks.”
Discover the mystery aboard the Rose Marie.
-fixed saved game issues and other improvements
-Chapter 3 requires 4 wins instead of 5
Ratings and Reviews
This is a cute little three-hand spades game with a charming pirate theme. The ads are not overfrequent, and the cost to remove them is only $1. The character voices and writing are clever and the story mode is surprisingly robust. This is an astonishing effort for such a small developer, and when I saw that a four-hand 'classic Spades' mode is coming soon, I bought the three purchaseable $1 unlocks to support the developer. I've spent loads of time playing this, and once they add a four hand mode, I'll probably delete my other Spades app.
Give 5 stars but...
It is frustrating when you know the computer sets you up plus giving 7’s plus back to back to one opponent knowing you will get nowhere. If that did not happen so frequently I would rate 5 stars.
Very Well Done! Addictive
This game gets me to laugh out loud, enjoy a well-written adventure, all while playing good cards.
You can cut the music off by tapping the violin. Then, you play to the relaxing sound of the ocean waves, the creaking ship, and pirate card banter! It takes you through a fun and detailed story, while playing spades. You can click on each of the Pirates and learn their background. Legend has it . . . Ha! The writing of the story and the lines the Pirates say are quite enjoyable and funny! Thank you for also having the words printed on screen.
You can also set it so they talk less, if you lose the tourney against them and play the same people. It happily took me awhile to beat everyone, and now I see that there are tourneys and other new ways to keep playing.
It's free, or for $1 you can stop the commercials. Otherwise, it's nice and easy to mute them. Touch the megaphone on screen. The game is free, but up to $3 max for a few perks. I paid for the not required perks, and definitely got my money's worth.
WAY better than the other card games apps I've played. Thank you for making it so entertaining. Well done!
- Larry McBride
- 145.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2016 Larry McBride
- In-App Purchases
- Remove Ads $0.99
- Unlock Custom Game Mode $0.99
- Continue Story $0.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.