Spades Plus is a new trick card game published by Peak Games that is played by millions worldwide. It features a gameplay similar to the game Hearts on your Windows PC. The only primary difference is that instead of playing Hearts as a trump, you play Spades, thus the name Spades Plus.
You may have heard of the game before on Facebook and Yahoo! Games and you might have enjoyed it a whole lot back then. Good news is that you can now play this highly addictive trick-card game by PeakGames on your mobile phones, both Android and ios.
The rules of the game:
- Each game comprises of four players split into two teams, with your team mate being the player on the opposite side of the table
- A regular 52 card deck is used for the game. The lowest card is 2 and the highest being the Ace
- As per the name Spades Plus, Spades is considered a trump card
- The game follows a left-hand cycle
- Coins can be obtained through Spades Plus unlimited coins hack tool that was recently updated in 2016.
Rules on bidding
- Each player bids a number of tricks between 0 and 13. The total team bid count must be reached in order to win a game. E.g. If you bid 3 and your teammate bids 2, you must get a combined score of 5 tricks to win the game.
- The first player to bid is the player after the dealer.
- A 0 bid is called a NIL bid. It’s like declaring that you’ll not win any tricks during the game. It gives a player team bonus points if the player manages to achieve the bid. A -100 point penalty will be applied if the bid is not reached.
- If you want to bid NIL before you see your cards, you can call for a BLIND NIL. It’s pretty much the same as the NIL bid but the score and the penalties are doubled.
Let’s start the game
- First person to start a trick is called the “Lead”. All subsequent players after the lead should follow the lead’s suit. If the next player can’t follow the lead, they can play any other card.
- If a trick contains a Spade, the highest Spade wins; if no spade is present, the highest card that followed the lead suit wins.
- Spades may not be led until either
- A player has played a spade on the beginning of a trick.
- A player has no other suit left on hand.
- A player who plays the first spade “breaks” the spades.
- Final score is counted as 10 x Bid amount + 1 x each trick over the bid. E.g. Team bid is 10, +3 overtricks = 10 bid x 10 win + 3 over tricks. A final score of 103 is given to the team. If the team fails to reach the bid, however, there will be a penalty of 10 x Bid amount on their total score.
- Overtrick penalty: If you exceed 10 overtricks in a game, a -100 point penalty will be placed on your scorecard, after which, the counter is reset.
- NIL bids scores +100/-100 at win/lose and Blind NIL scores +200/-200
- The team who reaches the table score wins the game.
The rules of the Spades game is simple enough to understand, though mastering the game is a whole other thing. If you want to try the game, you can play it on Facebook, or better yet, download it free on iTunes and Google Play.