Spades Game Overview
This game replaces the Zone Multiplayer version which was retired in October 2015. Check the Multiplayer Games homepage for links to all the new multiplayer games.
The name of the game is Spades, where Spades is the trump suit.
Your goal is to win your contract bid by working with your partner. Remember to play your cards carefully and watch out for your opponents! They can steal your tricks with the flip of a Spade.
Start a round by choosing whether to view your cards or bid a “blind nil” (beginners should select to view cards). Based on your cards, you must “bid” the number of tricks you believe you can take, or bid “nil” if you think you won’t take any.
Play moves clockwise. Choose a card from your hand that matches the suit of the first card played in the current trick, or, if you don’t have a card of that suit, choose any card you like.
The highest card in the suit that was led, or the highest spade, wins the trick. Spades are the trump suit, and are worth more than any other suit. Try to win the number of tricks you bid!