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No timer, no lives, no limits. Play a relaxing game of Spades, online or offline, 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 challenge is a family card game 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.
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What's New

Version 3.2.5

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!

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
246 Ratings
246 Ratings
Sadbad ,

Not Worth It (and it’s free)

The Spades game i used to play was really good, but it is no longer supported. This was recommended by the manufacturer of that previous game. This is the worst!!! The AI strategy is to play “give-away,” and I couldn’t win a game at all. I switched from the partners version to single player and now I can’t lose because I know the other AI players play to lose. It’s boring, and I am losing my skill to play properly. Looking for a new game...

Sangresolo ,

30 second ads between hands???

Spades is supposed to be a decently paced game. Having an ad in between every hand, especially when those ads are as long as 30 seconds, takes the fun out of the game.

Also, your scoring system is off. There was a hand where I bid 5 and my partner bid 5. I got 4 and my partner got 6. We made our total of ten, but we also got a bag in the hand. That isn’t right.

One last thing... the AI is terrible. If I bid nil, the AI will lead low cards after they took a trick of the same suit wasting a high card. For example, 2C is lead, I play 6C, then 5C is played, and my partner plays the AC. Partner then leads 3C. What the ???

DuckWalk512 ,

Latest update is unrecognizable

Magmic's Spades was my go-to game. Solid AI; lots of options mixing up opponents and level of play. This version is not an update but a complete replacement, and a move in the wrong direction. They broke something that needed zero fixing beyond a small tweak or two.
In short, the UI and AI are unplayable for anyone who knows how to play. Removed from my phone and looking for a replacement. Can only hope they go back to what worked.

Information

Seller
Magmic Inc.
Size
147.4 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Copyright Magmic Inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. No Ads Purchase $2.99
  2. No ads purchase $1.99
  3. No Ads Purchase $0.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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