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About Spades

Spades is a trick-taking card game similar to Bid Whist, Hearts, Euchre, and Canasta, but it is played in pairs, with spades always being the trump. Play traditional four-player spades. Join forces with an AI, place your bids, and try to win the game. Spades is an entertaining card game that combines strategy, probability, and risk.

The four players are seated in pairs, with partners on opposing sides of the table. Dealing and playing are done in a clockwise direction.

A regular 52-card deck is used. A, K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2

The initial dealer is selected at random, and the deal rotates clockwise. The cards are jumbled and then dealt one at a time, starting with the player on the dealer's left and working clockwise until all 52 cards have been dealt and everyone has 13.

In the game of Spades, each of the four players bids a number of tricks. The total number of tricks that each team must try to win in order to obtain a positive score is calculated by adding the bids of the two partners. Bidding starts with the player to the left of the dealer and moves clockwise around the table. Everyone must bid a number, which can be any number between 0 and 13. Unlike other bidding games, there is no necessity that each bid be higher than the previous one, and players cannot pass. There is no second round of bidding, and bids can't be changed once they've been submitted. South makes a deal; West makes a bid of three; North makes a bid of one; East makes a bid of four; South makes a bid of four. North and South strive to win at least five tricks (4+1), while East and West try to win at least seven (4+3).

Goal to take as many tricks as declared in bidding; score 500 to win.

Features include:

  • a blind nil function, a tutorial to explain the game's rules, and a bonus round for tying scores.
  • Play in a comfortable and casual environment
  • Compete against competent AI opponents


How to play

Controls Press the left mouse button to choose cards. Team up with an AI, make your bids and attempt to win the game.

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