Rickety Kate is a trick taking card game. This means every player tosses in a card and the player with the highest card in the same suite as the first card wins the trick and the cards. But wait! the person with the lowest running score wins. So winning a trick is not necessarily good.

The Queen of Spades (Rickety Kate) is worth 10 points against you and the other spades are worth 1 point against you. When you run out of cards you are dealt another hand.

If you obtain all the spades in a hand it is called 'Shooting the Moon' and your score drops to zero. At the beginning of each hand the player pass their three worst cards to their neighbour. Aces and King are the worst cards.

The game has many options and settings

Depending on the options the deck of cards can be anywhere from 30 cards in 3 suites to 168 cards in 10 suites

The following options are available

1. Number Of Suites in Deck (3 - 8)
2. Number Of Cards in Suite (10-18)
3. Number Of Players At Table (3 - 7)
4. Include Jokers in Deck (Yes-No)
5. Include Tarot Trumps in Deck (Yes-No)
6. Use Pass Three Worst Cards Rule (Yes-No)
7. Game Finishing Score (50 - 500)
8. Speed of Card Animations (Slow - Fast)
9. What are the Scoring Cards (Spades, Hearts or Jacks)
10. Include Hooligan ( Seven of Clubs ) Worth 7 points (Yes - No)
11. Include Omnibus ( Jack of Diamonds ) Worth Negative 10 points (Yes - No)
12. Follow 'Can not lead with Scoring Card Suite Until Someone Plays a Scoring Card' Rule (Yes-No)

Other names for this game are Black Lady, The Dirty, Dark Lady, Slippery Anne, Chase the Lady, Crubs, Black Queen, Black Maria, Hearts, Spades, Four Jacks and Hooligan Hearts

What's New

Version 1.1.7

Minor Fix
Added support for Italian

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

39 Ratings
39 Ratings



Works well better than other apps of the same type I've played, if you're looking for this game get this app

Wonderful card Game


I think all know the game, but the app is perfect for playing it. The UI is easy to understand and it's a lot of fun to play against the computer.

Fun and challenging game

Missed the Moon

This game is lots of fun but takes some strategizing to get it right. If your a fan of spades and other card games you should definitely get it


Geoff Burns
61.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Geoff Burns


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