Most people enjoy playing card games of some sort and usually, we have our favorites. In my case, I thoroughly enjoy the game of spades. It’s one of those games which creates the competitive atmosphere of card games, but doesn’t really necessitate betting. With this being said, I have chosen to download Spades – Classic Card Game. This is the best spades app I have come across to date.
Even if you aren’t spades player, this app has a great tutorial to get you started. Basically, you are given two choices of game play as your opponents, “bots” or multi-player online. I chose “bots” first just to refresh my memory of how to play and to not embarrass myself with the real people online. All the typical rules apply. You have place a bid of how many “tricks” or “books” you expect to win and be mindful of what your partner is bidding as well. “Nils” are in play, and if you are desperate or just simply willing to take the risk, blind “nils” can be bid without even looking at your cards. The risk may be worth the reward as you will be awarded extra points if you achieve a “nil” or “blind nil” bid.
A few simple taps of the screen will allow you to play your card. Do your best to “cut” your opponents while achieving your bid. If one of your opponents do not get their number of “books” per their bid, they will lose points and likewise for your team, of course. This also applies to the aforementioned “nil” bids. Strategy is key, and just because you don’t win the majority of the books, doesn’t mean you lost the game. The default game is set to 500 points which allows for several decks to be played out. Once all thirteen books are accounted, the next screen will tabulate the scoring. Regardless, of the hand you are dealt, there is always an approach keep yourself in the game.
This spades app is available for both iOS and Android devices. It’s a free game and if you don’t mind a few ads here and there, it can be enjoyed at your leisure. As I stated earlier, it is the one of the best spades apps I have played and will continue to play. Good Luck!