To play a classic trick-taking partnership card game like Spades you need exactly 52 cards (plus jokers in some spades variations). There is an almost endless number of possibilities in which they can be combined. If you want to learn the answer to those questions – keep reading!
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Like any card game, luck in Spades is crucial to achieve victory. But can you compensate your lack of skills with the right amount of luck?
At their core, games in the Whist family are all trick-taking card games that are simple to learn but difficult to master due to their potential for scientific play. As you may have imagined, they are all more or less based on a classic English card game called Whist.
Spades gameplay can really suffer when players make some simple assumptions or misunderstand some of the strategy basics. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions new players have about the game of spades.
The modern game of Spades became popular in the late 1940’s, especially on college campuses. It is assumed it descended from Whist. Spades also has a kindred spirit with Bridge, Pinochle, Euchre and other similar games featuring partnership play, bidding and a trump suit. It is determined that this game was introduced first in Cincinnati, Ohio, among the student society.
Spades is the most popular game in America, but it is lacking in regular pop culture. We’ve outlined the most prominent occurrences of our beloved game here
The world of card games is always growing and the trends of most popular card games are relatively stale. Here are the top most popular games at the moment!
A game of spades is the best way to spend time and enjoy the company of others. We’re outlined the basics and the top reasons to join the growing community!
Easter is a holiday loved by many – learn the origins of the coloured eggs and the chocolate bunnies. Join the special Spades Solo Easter tournament!
We’ve heard your feedback and we’re making changes to make VIP Spades even better for you! We’re adding more options and optimisations – changelog inside!
Have you ever wondered what the odds for getting 13 spades in a hand are? We’ve outlined the real science of spades and all the numbers you’ll need to win!
Bidding in spades is the most important skill for every player. You have to understand the values of cards and how to bluff for a successful team bid.
Poker and Blackjack are two games very much unlike Spades. In the former, statistics are all that really matter. Statistics, and bluffing. It is statistics meets game theory.
Read additional information about Spades variations! Learn some tips to understand easily the different modes of the game.
We’ve outlined the benefits of enjoying a game of Spades in an online environment, compared the traditional way. You will find 7 of the top reasons here!
New Tournaments – Different tournament every week with huge prizes. For a period of one week you can enter a fixed tournament session. Pay the bet once and play unlimited games for the duration of the tournament! With this, we’re setting up the perfect start for larger spades league plays. VIP Spades will release new tournaments every week!
On December 25, Christian all over the world celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. The tradition of celebrating this holiday involves gift giving, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa to arrive.
The new version is live and it brings some fun changes. The quality of the games has increased! You can read the main changes Here!
The biggest bag of changes is finally here! We’re reworking the Solo Room, adding Tournaments, giving you more freedom when creating custom games and adding an amazing Christmas theme. Click here to read the complete list of notes and explanations.
Do you know that the costume traditions are different in some countries around the world? We have listed in some interesting outfits for Halloween across some countries. Keep reading!
We received a ton of messages, asking why was the daily bonus brought down. The answer is that two weeks ago we ran promotion. We give new players a trial VIP Status and increased registration bonus. While this was awesome for the new players, we wanted to reward current players for being loyal.
Read about the latest changes in VIP Spades coming in with the newest version of the game – Version 28: Our Best One Yet! Come on in and check the Features!
VIP Spades is a new-gen social MMO cross-platform HTML5 skilled card game based around the popular card game Spades. The platform provides multiple features, designed to deliver better game experience and incentivize user interaction.
The social features are tailored to improve the interaction between the players and encourage competition while giving the opportunity to get personal. Personal messages, gift giving and the global feed are just some of the most used features.