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Simple Spades - Card Game

No timer, no lives, no limits

No timer, no lives, no limits

Simple Spades - Card Game

by Magmic Inc.
Simple Spades - Card Game
Simple Spades - Card Game
Simple Spades - Card Game

What is it about?

No timer, no lives, no limits. Play a relaxing game of Spades, online or offline, 100% free!

Simple Spades - Card Game

App Details

Puzzle Card
Last updated
December 19, 2017
Release date
December 2, 2009
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Simple Spades is FREE but there are more add-ons

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App Store Description

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!


• 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


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.


• 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


• 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


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