Spades Cutthroat Pirates 12+

Play spades with Pirates‪!‬

Larry McBride

    • 4.6 • 45 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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).
•4 Player Partner custom game mode. Choose your pirate partner in this most popular way to play Spades.
•6 chapters in a unique Cutthroat Story Mode, with increasing difficulty and a continuing story.
•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.
•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 soundtrack that sets 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.

What’s New

Version 1.66

-Leaderboard saved games are now correctly saving. Some incorrect leaderboard games may be deleted.
-You may now Strike Your Colors in Leaderboard games at the end of a hand if you are more than 200 behind the leader. If the tourney isn’t over the tourney will continue.
-New Leaderboard Training Match has been added. You may now practice using the Finesse based scoring system of Leaderboards before playing in an official match.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

ShineOn1089 ,

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!

<0+ ,

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.

Developer Response ,

I can assure you the cards are dealt randomly to all participants. If you are in a game where one player is getting high bids, then make sure they catch the bags. Also, you can try the “freeze” tactic. To quote the in game Guide, “To “Freeze” the player to your left when you have the high card, lead low cards of that suit in the hope that they will not play bid cards out of fear the last player could take the trick. If you can slough enough times this way, you could prevent them from taking a bid card.” This strategy is extremely useful against high bids.
See the in-game Guide for more useful strategies. Thanks for playing, friend.

Busy busy.. ,

Finally a 3 handed spades app that is worth a duece

It's nice to finally see a three handed (or four handed for that matter) spades app that had some thought and planning put into it. The AI is much better than anything i've seen on the other spades apps out there, and especially for cut throat, which has many more variables than partner spades. The AI on most of the spades apps out there seems to be written by someone that never got any further into learning the game than reading the rule book, but this one will make you work for it. I've been playing cut throat for many years now, and you can expect to get set several times before you beat the Captian and Cracker.

The designer obviously put some thought and planning into the story and graphics. Well done sir.

So overall i'd rate the AI as best i've played against, great job incorporating the jacks and special rules into the game, good job on the graphics and music. And nice touch with the characters' voices.

Muy bien.

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