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Simple Spades

By Magmic Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

Play a relaxing Spades game without limits. 100% free!

Play the best classic Spades game designed specifically for iPhone and iPad! Simple Spades gives you the fun and relaxing Spades experience you know and love. Play anywhere, with three intelligent computer opponents that feel so realistic it's like they’re sitting at the table with you. This popular card game is a family favorite. Download and play Simple Spades wherever you go!

GAME FEATURES

- Classic look and feel
- 3 levels of difficulty
- Ability to play offline
- Clever computer opponents
- Large, easy to read cards
- 5 game modes - Classic, Solo, Mirror, Whiz, Suicide
- 3 game speeds to choose from

HOW TO PLAY

Spades, also known as Atout Pique and Piki, is one of the most popular card games in the world. It is played with a standard set of 52 playing cards and is closely related to other trick-taking games like Hearts, Euchre, Bridge and Whist.

The object of the game is to take at least the number of tricks that were bid before play of the hand began. Before the game begins, each player decides how many tricks he/she will be able to take. Adventurous players can decide to bid nil or blind nil. No suit is named, as spades are always trump.

The first player begins the game and it will continue in a clockwise order. The next player must play a card in the same suit, if possible. If not, he/she may play a trump or discard.

The player who plays the highest trump wins the trick but if no trump was played then the player who played the highest card in the led suit takes it. That player will lead the next trick.

The game will continue on like this until everyone runs out of cards. Each hand consists of 13 tricks. Spades can’t be led with unless another player has previously played one or if there aren’t any other options.

The player or partnership with the highest score at the end of the game is awarded the win.



SPADES TERMINOLOGY

Bidding: When a player looks at his/her hand before a trick and estimates how many tricks they will win in that round
Trick: When one card is played by each player. A trick is won by whoever played the highest card in the suit, or the highest spade
Trump: A card that has greater power than all other cards. In the case of this game, spades trump all other suits
Following Suit: Players must follow the suit of the first card played in each trick, if possible
Hand: The cards held by one player
Breaking Spades: Spades are broken when a player cannot follow suit and chooses to play a spade
Partnership: When you work with the player opposite you to achieve a total number of bids
Bag: A bag (sometimes called a sandbag) is collected for each extra trick won beyond the player’s bid. When a set number of bags are collected a penalty is assessed
Nil Bid: A risky bid of 0 where players stand to win big but risk an equally large penalty
Blind Nil Bid: An even riskier nil bid without looking at the hand before the round begins, which awards or deducts twice the points as a nil bid


TIPS

Keep track of cards that have been played! There are 13 cards of each suit in the deck. Play around the cards you know are remaining in the deck
Voiding a suit (getting rid of all cards of a specific suit in your hand) is a great way to control the tricks you take with a spade
Pay attention to your partner’s play and avoid taking tricks they intend to win
Taking extra tricks can sometimes be a good way to stop your opponents from achieving their bids, resulting in big penalties



SUPPORT AND FEEDBACK

If you have any technical problems, please email us directly at uv-support@magmic.com.
Thank you!


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What's New in Version 3.2.2

Exciting news, Spades fans! Update to play the new and improved Simple Spades: the best Spades game designed specifically for iPhone and iPad, with these important updates and features:

- Runs smoothly on iOS 11
- Major improvements to AI opponent logic & play style
- Classic look and feel
- Customizable difficulty & speed settings
- Easy to read cards
- Intelligent & intuitive opponents
- 5 game modes: Classic, Solo, Mirror, Whiz, Suicide
- Ability to play offline

Thanks for playing. Enjoy!

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Customer Reviews

A must have game!!

I’m happy to see there’s another free card game out there other than poker or bridge. Sometimes I just want something quick and easy to play between classes.

Favorite spades game to use

This game has smooth gameplay and nice graphics that aren’t like the other out of date looking spade games. It’s a fun game for anybody who likes playing cards online.

Simple!

This card game is really fun. The graphics are cute and really easy to work with and around. The fact it's free makes me happy too. This may replace my favorite solitaire app!

Simple Spades
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.2.2
  • Size: 146 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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