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Spades+
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The top-ranked Spades card game with: Live online multiplayer • Achievements • Statistics • Game options • Smart AI opponents • Frequent updates • Lots of happy players • Play Spades now! Spades+ is the premier free Spades card game for iPhone and iPad! Spades+ has been in development for years by a dedicated team and has seen countless new features, improvements, and bug fixes. It's fast, stable, always improving, and, above all, fun! Features: * Play spades online with your friends and everyone else! * Extensive Statistics * Achievements, some easy, some hard, can you get them all? * Challenging and competitive artificial-intelligence opponents * Realistic look and feel * Automatic game saving, just in case you get a call right before you achieve your blind nil bid * Simple tutorial to help beginners get in the game fast * Game options * Free! What players are saying ***** "Superb! Very well programmed. Excellent and challenging for every phase of the game!" ***** "Love this game! It's an awesome app!" ***** "Best card game interface for iPad. This is a great game that features pleasing high-def graphics that look especially good on the iPad screen. The deal and trick pickup animations enhance the game playing experience. Card games are simple, but they don't have to be dull and this one is fun without resorting to cheesy animated 'characters'..." ***** "Awesome. Love it! stimulating beautiful graphics, challenging. well done." ***** "Great!! I love this game!! I play it all the time! Highly recommend!" ***** "Downloaded this after I began to teach my kids to play spades for Family Night. Thought it couldn't hurt to brush up my skills! I find myself playing this for hours! Great app." ***** "LOVE THIS GAME! I play everyday!" ***** "Hooked. If you like spades, this is a great game. Plays like the real thing." ***** "My favorite game!" ***** "Addicting. Great fun!"
Take of the solitaire AD
by asiakid4 on 2020/01/21 14:23
Love the game. I understand the advertisement. But I’m absolutely tired of getting booted every time that solitaire advertisement comes on. There is no way to exit out of it unless you close the app down which results in the same things... getting booted.
Spades
by Cudlynsft on 2020/01/21 04:30
Only thing that I see wrong is being able to talk a little bit. No cussing. Total silences it’s ridiculous.
Love the game.
by Bwebjr on 2020/01/19 23:59
Easy to play. I love it.
Even the good reviews are bad reviews
by Googizzo on 2020/01/19 18:19
The gameplay is okay but every 4 or 5 hands adds come up between rounds where you play like a mini game before the next round or a add for another game ... we’ll some of these hide the x so long or require you to click through it whatever windows start poping up by the time you get past the add you have been booted from the game for inactivity ... really annoying when ur winning and it drops you... from someone who pays for their apps but deletes every app that breaks its self with adds to annoy you into paying ... just Create a quality product and people would pay ..
Periodtttt poohhh
by miss nanas on 2020/01/19 01:09
It’s wonderful
Awesome
by CJLilard on 2020/01/19 00:33
Awesome
Fun
by sonofthunder2021 on 2020/01/18 11:12
Challenging
The worst players and cards
by teee2020 on 2020/01/17 00:00
I don’t know where to begin. The system does a horrible job of pairing you with players that have a significant rating difference and deals unrealistic hands. There needs to be a block feature so that you don’t end up with the same idiotic partner.
John
by Fairlane57 on 2020/01/15 23:44
Excellent game
Ads while playing
by Wildnromantic on 2020/01/15 02:14
Some you get back them booted. If it continues, I’m deleting App
Should be able to TURN CHAT OFF
by qwqqqqdghg on 2020/01/15 01:14
If you’re just learning this game, don’t use this app. The people who play this game and are advanced will definitely let you know that you as a beginner are wasting their time. And they do not let you know in a nice way. Many are extremely rude. There should be a way to turn the chat off. I’m using a different app now where that can be done.
Love this specific game of Spades.
by #1Padre Pat on 2020/01/14 00:03
I've been playing this game for years; and prefer it to the other Spades games offered! I thank you, and will continue enjoying it. Sincerely, Patti
Too many ads
by khfryjcb on 2020/01/13 22:19
I hate the ads they drive you crazy
Unrealistic
by reider15 on 2020/01/13 13:28
Your bot partner is the worst. Takes tricks from you when could have sluffed. Under bids almost every round by 2 or 3 tricks. Goes nil when it has high cards and gets stuck about 1/2 the time. The bot opponents however get great hands and rarely lose a nil hand.
CPU AI is terrible
by Lose 40 by 40 on 2020/01/11 16:47
CPU cannot cover a nil. It throws off spades at the worst situations possible. Leads spades constantly after first break. No customization of partner accept for there name and bid style. Any experienced player will hate this app in single player mode.
Yes
by jimnasty77 on 2020/01/11 12:55
Love it🛑🔥😂
Love
by aburr33 on 2020/01/10 20:28
Love this game! Hate the ads between each hand, and that you can’t choose to go high or low/switch cards on blind nil
Please fix how the computer plays
by scam. stral people money on 2020/01/10 19:03
So every time I play single player my partner is the computer obviously but the computer makes me loose most of the time because it either bids to high and don’t make all the books or it bids to low and then we end up loosing points for underbidding. Sometimes it goes for zero and then still makes a few books and it makes me not want to play because I do good but the computer makes me loose. I hate this game now. Besides that the graphics are good and everything else is good.
To many ads
by toddmw51 on 2020/01/10 00:53
Is there any way to buy the app.
Seriously?
by Jt1425des on 2020/01/09 18:02
Fun but if you’re playing the AI, it’s the most obviously and pathetically rigged game out there.you can play 100 perfect hands and never win.
No point/Extremely aggressive/Not playable/No stars
by Scammedbyautomaticdownload on 2020/01/08 21:02
This game has critical flaws that make it unplayable. Apparently, there is no interest in improving the app. There is no game here. It’s totally rigged. The same plays happen over and over. The opponents are dealt the high spades, and at least one suit is omitted or has only one card. The partner is a bumbling idiot who sabotages every opportunity. Not worth playing!
Is a great game
by 55dol on 2020/01/07 02:58
It is a
Solitaire
by press time on 2020/01/07 00:09
I love it but the problem is that quite a few of the game ads you can’t get rid of you have to go out of the program and wait quite awhile before you can play again
Do not play this game
by algibbs12:455789 on 2020/01/06 23:53
This game is made terribly and is extremely frustrating. I do not recommend this game to anyone.
Get rid of bad players
by AlashOnly on 2020/01/06 21:52
I only wish that I could block bad players!!!
Stop Political Ads
by Texaspayne on 2020/01/06 21:34
Love the game...Hate the anti-Trump ads! Will have to delete this game if I ever see one again
Unbelievable
by Cdexs on 2020/01/06 12:02
I go nil. Have 6 & 2 of diamonds. Partner bids 6. I lead the 6 of diamonds. Partner has the Ace of diamonds but plays the 4. I take the trick. Unbelievable!!!! Partner does stuff like this all the time. Over bids his hand and continually gets set. Goes nil after my bid of 2 with big cards in his hand. Leads the K of trump into other team’s Ace which takes away a trick from my hand. Basically playing the competition’s hand for them. If other team leads a J or Q, partner will always play his K into the other team’s Ace. Unbelievable!!!
Bad Partners!!!
by RetrogL09 on 2020/01/06 08:03
In solo mode it gives you horrid partners. Can’t ever win a game because if the stupid plays. Off my game list!
Good games with an Ad problem
by Buster 1958 on 2020/01/06 03:23
I don’t mind ads, since they pay for the games. But currently there is one ad that keeps hanging the game up. You cannot get out of it. All you can do is quit the game and restart it later. I’ve been booted from two games because of this ad. Now when I see it, I just shut the game down.
The AI is horrible!!!
by mscompton25 on 2020/01/05 02:45
This game is horrible. The AI doesn’t not know how to play spades. It is almost impossible to win a game because the AI is not programmed to play correctly. 🤦🏾‍♀️
Great but cmon
by Whoawhoayup on 2020/01/04 17:05
Great game but solo mode .. cmon . Why does my partner play its spades right away no matter what mode you configure your partner too . Aggressive and conservative are polar opposites but either way my CPU partner will throw the spades . Change that ASAP bc it’s getting absolutely ridiculous.
Badly set up
by /):&6274:,&5($8&94 on 2020/01/04 06:34
There is a large ad cross the top of the screen during play. It obscures the name of your partner during single play. There are ads between rounds, too. The cards are set up backwards, compared to how all others have it: low cards on the right, and spades on the left. This wa disorienting.
Spades
by fantasychild71 on 2020/01/04 05:18
Been playing this game for years never get tired of it 🌈
Terrible solo play
by GIJoeDaddy on 2020/01/04 05:08
The AI on solo play is by far the worst out there.
Why 3 star
by the preather on 2020/01/04 00:17
I do not understand The way The game is scored.
DITTO !!! Horrible Partners!!!
by hgtfdjoibff on 2020/01/03 22:32
Whenever I Play Solo my “partner” is my ONLY undoing 85% of the time. Biggest offense is bidding: over, under, repeat - until I am bagged dead. And when going nil my “partner” is my undoing once again, making completely unnecessary moves to go under the trick so i have to take it—then throwing a hi card, same suit after!! I wish “Shark” would end up on someones DINNER PLATE...soon. The single player has a bias against them that needs to be tweeted to be fair. I have to play single most of the time in order to pause the game as life necessitates.
Stupid Ads
by shdjdiajxjdnwj on 2020/01/03 15:27
Sometimes the ads prevent you from playing and you get booted. There’s no way to close the ad. So stupid.
Spades
by Dean34567890 on 2020/01/02 20:54
Great app
Please Ban
by From97Til on 2020/01/02 19:50
There is a player by the name HOOD-XXX that notoriously throws games if he’s down. This in turn messes up the game and other players quit. Really poor sport and sore loser. Please Ban this player from continuing to use this app and ruin games.
I Quit
by Kameel11 on 2019/12/31 19:57
I fair a pretty good spades player...but, this scoring is absolutely ridiculous...I just got fed up and deleted the app!
Booted
by Drjcrodriguez on 2019/12/27 16:26
I have in multiple occasions got booted for not playing and have not received any cards I think it’s a bug in the system .... fix the game it’s booting people out because of inactivity but no cards are being dealt
Spades
by OSU LK on 2019/12/26 03:07
The bots have no clue how to cover a nil!!!
Spades
by Cindyblue on 2019/12/24 23:21
I really enjoy playing spades, but not everyone is very nice.
I’m,m
by brysonpar on 2019/12/24 21:59
I hate it
2 card pass
by pauletterygiel1 on 2019/12/23 09:49
Love this game but I wish it had 2 card pass!!!
Credits
by nasty gail on 2019/12/23 04:25
I I invite a couple of people that join and I didn’t get my credit
Booted from Game when no cards are dealt?
by DC1853 on 2019/12/21 04:44
Can anyone tell me or people from this app tell me why sometimes no cards are dealt that I can see and we are all waiting & I get BOOTED from the game?? What is going on? Has anyone else had this happen? I love this game but I think this is totally strange. Either I’m only one not dealt with cards or can’t see them - not fair too get booted by the app or is a player doing this to me? HELP PLEASE!
Spades
by Off crunchy on 2019/12/20 20:44
BEST APP EVER
Good but....
by ending this on 2019/12/20 13:07
Good but the game intentionally makes wrong moves when the computer is your team mate. Very frustrating and illogical.
Terrible app. Won’t let you play.
by hallaranvice on 2019/12/19 23:39
I tried playing and after the first round it went to an ad but wouldn’t let me get back to the game. Immediately deleted. Trash.
Idiot AI
by Sailorcrew on 2019/12/18 19:35
The layout is very nice and the options are great. But, the AI is so moronic that it’s no fun to play. The opponents clearly have the ability to count cards, they’re AI of course. It would stand that my partner could as well. Nope. He’s a moron. Overbid, underbid, set his partner, me, on Nil by leading with low cards. Every game I’ve lost has been to my partners inability to play above a kindergartner level. Very disappointed. The developers are not helpful, claim its normal behavior. I guess, if you find normal behavior to be this retarded.
Spades
by Jamerikan on 2019/12/18 13:47
Great game. Sometimes my computer generated partner don’t make the right bids but lol. But great app nonetheless
HORRIBLE
by Ranstylz on 2019/12/17 14:08
I am tempted every time I play to just delete the entire app!! Partner configurations are horrible! Often times my partner plays as if it is playing for the other team to win. Under bidding, cutting me out, EVERYTHING YOU DO NOT DO IN SPADES
Seriously
by RobCroberto on 2019/12/17 09:58
It's 50% about your partner not screwing up and 60% you not going for a ridiculous nil. The math doesn’t lie!
More Friend & Chat Options Please
by Are You Kidding?????????????? on 2019/12/17 02:59
I have to say this game is by far the best when it comes to AI play and dealing algorithms. I think it would be better if it had more creative gameplay and interface with other players, such as being able to friend request someone you’ve played with and the option to get rid of ads!
Nil Bid
by Lots234 on 2019/12/16 04:50
When I toggle nil bid off it is still allowed in game. Nil bids are a disadvantage especially when playing against computer. Please resolve. I will download app again once resolved.
Wonderful mind game
by lilliemr on 2019/12/16 04:02
Challenge is fun
Spades4
by MS ANNGLASS on 2019/12/15 11:44
Fun gages
Spades
by Dany D Money on 2019/12/14 05:35
I love it! Period🎉
Partner doesn’t back you up.
by rediculous ads on 2019/12/14 03:33
It’s like they are playing against you instead of with you.
Boot adds
by ole bub on 2019/12/12 15:30
Was a good app now you will be booted for inactivity while commercial is playing makes playing very frustrating
AI partner seems to intentionally lose
by AshTheEmoBoy on 2019/12/12 04:33
The multiplayer option is fine, but single player has an AI partner for you to play with who seems to be the worst Spades player in history.. If you go nil, it plays low cards forcing you to take tricks even though it plays a higher card later.. It constantly bids higher than what it takes.. The AI opponents on the other hand seem to always have an advantage.. If it's nearing the end of the game and the score is close, they'll successfully go nil and beat you.. If they get close to taking 10 over books they magically have great hands so they only end up 20 or so points lower.. It's like the AI work together to make you want to pull your hair out playing this game.. Update: Was just playing a hand with the AI. The score was 472 to 246 in our favor. All we needed was 30 points to win without taking 8 bags (basically, the game was a sure thing to win.) My AI partner bids nil (which nobody should ever do in this scenario.. It’s the only way to make a loss possible in this case..) I throw out three hearts, and on the third my AI partner throws a club. Great, it has no more hearts! I throw another low heart, and my partner throws a spade and takes the book. “How is it already out of other cards that all it has left is spades? Why would it bid nil?!” I ask myself. Since it took the book, it’s next to lead and it throws a 5 of diamonds. I take back what I said in the original title. The AI doesn’t SEEM to intentionally lose, it literally has no excuse for that type of game play decision. It was intentionally throwing the game, no question.
Great Game but Solo Playing Partner Horrible
by Zetta1994 on 2019/12/11 22:07
I agree with some of the other reviews I have seen. Game is addicting and good game, but playing solo is aggravating to say the least. The computer players you are playing against are smart, but your partner is a complete idiot. So often does not make his bid or takes 2-3 bags a hand. Most frustrating part is when the computer partner does not make his hand while leading off with highest spade in their hand (ex wins with a 2 spades when they don’t have any diamonds and then leads out with queen of spades next hand. Then does not make hand and you get set) Very frustrating part is also computer partner covering you for going nil. Partner always trumps/covers with large spade in hand (so don’t go nil if you have a large spade) To win you almost always have to take unnecessary chances to go nil/blind because your computer partner is awful.
Better games
by rfthdgv on 2019/12/10 22:43
Games need to go to 500 . 250 score not enough chance to win if an opponent gets zero bid. Have option to play either 250 if looking for quick game or 500 for a better longer game.
Great set up
by SabreeNeek on 2019/12/10 21:41
I like the way the app looks and works it probably the best spades app in the store only thing is the time penalty for leaving games. When ppl play restarted you should be penalized for leaving the table.
Great game and enjoy the competition!!!!!!
by Sassy555550000kingkong on 2019/12/10 05:25
Sassy555550000kingkong
Horrible AI for partners
by Super duper fun time on 2019/12/10 05:00
When playing solo with the AI as your partner the game is basically unplayable because your partner makes the dumbest choices that makes you lose hand after hand. If I spent 5 minutes explaining the game to my 4 year old daughter she would make equal to better choices than the AI makes. Time to find another Spades game to play, this one is getting deleted.
Almost perfect.
by GPBurdell on 2019/12/09 16:41
Really needs to add the 100 bonus pts for 10 tricks or more.
computer partner is an idiot
by Zimzamman on 2019/12/08 22:11
When playing with the computer as a partner, it always leads back with a spade after it trumps a trick. Also it fails to cover a nil bid on my part. Perhaps the programmer has never actually playd spades with real people
Don’t go Nil!!!
by Qualls40 on 2019/12/08 04:01
I just went Nil, partner leads off with the 7 of clubs, player to my right the 6 of clubs, I play the only club I have the 9, and partner to my left plays the 5. So I’m set...well the VERY NEXT TRICK, a club is led, and my partner plays the KING OF CLUBS!!!!! This is just the most recent example. My partner also is a terrible bidder, like going 1 with the Ace and King of spades! I know you developers can program this game to cover/protect a nil bid by your partner. You’re better than this, fix it.
Spades
by lindalswain on 2019/12/07 07:51
I love this game . I can play for hours
Suggestion
by mickiegirl67 on 2019/12/07 07:33
As far as your rules of the game are concerned , the games are having a lot of people that are able to leave games? Leaving partners in the hole . They quit too much the problem is overwhelming more and more? Since the App decided this ? It’s created
Spades
by meats1 on 2019/12/06 18:43
I wish you could get a different partner other than shark
Addictive
by Eagles and Ravens on 2019/12/05 17:05
Play probably twenty times a day. Love it!
Nice app
by elias zaman on 2019/12/05 13:09
Like it
Fun but not fun
by poncho240 on 2019/12/05 02:05
Great game and entertaining but your AI partner plays so stupid it makes the game more irritating at times than fun. I will be looking for a different version.
Don’t bother.
by 15KC15 on 2019/12/05 00:17
Every game ends with bots because someone leaves. The multiplayer game is a joke. Constant nil bids and 13 bids. The play is garbage. I can’t find a worse spades game.
Review
by Bad kitty # 2 on 2019/12/04 20:15
Love this game I just wish people would not start the game and quit in the middle of game. Love this game but I want it to let me know when there is enough players while I’m playing or in another game because waiting for players takes to long.
HORRIBLE GAME
by czqwpoaslk on 2019/12/04 16:48
There are people who play this game just to annoy others. They will bid 13 tricks and then not win any. The MOST annoying thing? When a player bids nil, his strategy fails, and then he leaves the game. The other 3 have to sit and wait for a “dummy” player who is always horrible. Furthermore, if you quit a game because another player is being malicious YOU ARE PENALIZED. A ban of up to 24 hours because you refuse to play with an nasty person for a partner. I AM DONE WITH THIS GAME.
Bot partner is a moron
by EasedStarling on 2019/12/04 11:09
I love the game, but my bot partner is a complete moron. It bids nil, and then plays a spade when it doesn’t need to do so. It also has a tendency to underbid even after changing the settings.
Love this app!
by PDXtx on 2019/12/03 18:58
I grew up playing spades and hearts both. I love both these apps!
Not bad but...
by mdwest5587 on 2019/12/03 17:47
I originally rated this app at 4 because it is the best I have used for online play. It still is, with 10 free plays per day, nice graphics, and a large user community that makes it easy to get into a game just about anytime. However, the solo version is just getting too frustrating to play. My two main gripes are below. I’m no developer or AI expert, but I am hoping that these issues can be addressed in future updates. 1) Partner (north) consistently racks up bags, and one of the main reasons I see is that it undervalues its spade holding. Even low spades have truck-taking value if you have enough of them (typically 4 or more). Too many hands, north is taking bags with low spades that didn’t seem to be included in its bid. 2) North’s defense against nils is deplorable. First, it regularly violates the maxim to lead low to the nil to force out the nil bidder’s lowest cards. By the time partner gets around to defending against the nil, it’s too late. The second way that partner gives away nils is by just not giving me a chance to set it. As the hand progresses, you gets clues as to the opponent ‘s vulnerable suits where you may be able to force the nil bidder to take a trick. And then, just when it looks you’re successful, north goes and plays a high card or trump when it had a lower card or a throw-off that would have allowed us to set the nil. Thanks for letting me vent.
Joker
by cajun canon on 2019/12/03 17:25
Most difficult opponent is partner bids1 with 2 aces and king and 4 spades
Shay I’m Izzy
by shaybizzy on 2019/12/03 03:39
Great Game
Great fun for free
by mounter187 on 2019/12/03 00:46
Been playing this for almost 5 years. It is a great little set up. They have ads, but they are usually only before the game starts, not each hand. Plus the ads are short so they are tolerable.
=D
by SnowGames on 2019/12/02 23:42
Great game 100/10
Partner
by Pixie 339 on 2019/12/02 21:46
Do you have the automated partner programmed to always get 1 less book than what they bid? I normally don’t write reviews but I’m starting to see a pattern.
Awful computer players
by Yellowvioletsred on 2019/12/02 20:33
I was enjoying this game for a while. But my partner in single player mode became incredibly dumb. It bid a nil then played a Spade when it ran out of one suit even though it had plenty of other cards. I don’t think playing on the hardest difficulty should mean that your partner sabotages you. That was the last straw before deleting the game.
Game could not be worse.
by Gfsuj on 2019/12/02 15:46
Programmers are a bunch of crooks(probably all pedifiles because they enjoy abusing people that can’t get back at them) Single player is 1 on 3.( partner throws 90% of hands) Either mode, playing against the “computer”, AI knows what is in everyone’s hand so it can play BETTER than perfect. It can play their cards knowing what you have to play. 4.8 is a total scam too. Reviews show it should be about a 2. I put a 1 because there was nothing lower.
My Partner - Shark
by moshepaul on 2019/12/02 14:50
Can I ask you a simple question? If I nil, and my partner decides to spade the hand, why would he use his highest spade? Wouldn’t common sense say to hold onto that spade and use it in the future in case I, too, have a higher spade?? And another point - if I’m ever up with a commanding lead and decide to play conservative, my partner, Shark, will purposely call a high number and not make it, just to level the game - why??
Ad time
by grandmasly on 2019/12/02 11:39
Ads are short and sweet
Good spadds
by spadesrfun on 2019/12/02 01:58
An improvement on most spade games in that you are punished less for quitters- you still get points and they avoid little by quitting. Still need a way to more strongly punish constant quitters. Real champions play with anyone. Also minimized chatting means minimized sniping, and thus less quitting.
Really?
by Slicrider on 2019/12/01 18:03
The AI on this game is absolutely whack. Your partner plays like someone who was beaten with a baseball bat and left for dead only to recover with only a third of their brain intact. Example, if you bid nil, they’ll set you by playing low to high or covering with a K of spades when they have lower. On the other hand, the opponent AI knows exactly what you have, so they’ll play like they know what you have. You guys need to learn how to program separate partitions into the memory of the game so they don’t know what you have or what each other have.
Glitchy
by 😶🤐😐 on 2019/12/01 16:22
This app is very glitchy. It freezes mid play and would sometimes black out completely. The ads are also getting ridiculous.
Review
by 3:talks on 2019/11/30 13:21
You should allow people to type text in rated games.
Bad players
by Extracrispy101 on 2019/11/30 11:31
Everyone on this app gets angry swears and yells and cuts cards no one can enjoy a game and you can’t report a person or do anything about it super annoying. I just wanted to play cards not get yelled at.
Fun
by kayjay daydreamer on 2019/11/30 05:07
Challenging
Strange
by 239lhsm on 2019/11/29 02:57
I still have a TON of ads even though I bought the game?
Spades
by Spin2WinMel on 2019/11/28 17:56
Best Game Ever ! Fantastic Players! Amazing How Nice most Players are.. I Personally have never Experienced Poor Sportsmanship! Ty Pogo
The worst of the bad games
by Brian46064 on 2019/10/12 13:00
I have played all of this developers games and this is clearly the worst of all of them. The new fleecing of America is your apps and this developer is strictly about the $$$. You can go nil back to back and or even shoot the moon two hands in a row in this developers world. It’s all about others loosing at the table! The algorithm is pre set at the start of the first hand to get the losers and get the $$$. Back to back loners, no problem with this developer. Maybe your on the loser side and get 5 or 10 hands in a row of 9’s, 10’s, or queens. If it’s going to squeeze out another dime, it’s all good with these guys. All these apps make gambling at the casino’s look like a child games. The real money is in these apps. Just another company fleecing America with pre determined losers. Hope people start deleting these apps and stop feeding these companies pockets. I figured it out and hit delete.
horrible partners!
by easkamm on 2019/01/23 20:40
the game itself is great and addicting but it gets very aggravating because the partners in solo mode are absolute idiots. I bid nil and invariable my partner leads a two or four. the opponents bid nil, and my partner plays his highest cards. he plays a higher card or overtrumps my tricks when he plays last and then we don't make our bid because he has used up his good cards to take tricks I would have won. he always plays his highest trump the first chance he gets, even when he is the last player and a low trump would win the trick. doesn't matter if you configure your partner conservative, regular, or aggressive--they don't know how to play the game! UPDATE: This game gets NO stars! Rather than improving the AI partners, they get worse and worse. They have no idea how to bid--often bid 1 with 2-3 aces--and seem to think the goal of the game is to get as many bags as possible. They wait until the other team makes it's bid, then grab as many extra tricks as possible. Can't make it through a whole game without losing at least 100 points for 10 bags. I'm so aggravated by the poor play, this app will be uninstalled as soon as this review appears.
Throw The Whole App Away!!!!
by ButterlySheFlies on 2018/01/16 23:50
I downloaded this app less than 24 hours ago and will be uninstalling. My partner and I were winning and there was a racist jerk on the team who became upset he was losing. He than began to tabletalk actually telling his partner what to play and harassing me. I clicked on his profile trying to report the issue and/or block the player and there was not an option to do either. I emailed the developer detailing the experience and suggesting the option be added to the app to report, block players etc. I received a response from the developer whose name is Jason. His response consisted of thanking me for emailing about the AI of the game and that he was sorry I had a bad experience with the "AI". My email had nothing at all to do with the AI of the app. It seems like he just clicked a random auto response and used it to reply to me without even taking the time to read the actual email I sent. I know that developers cannot control actions of other players but they do have control of the level of appreciation(or lack thereof) that they show their supporters. This has been a terrible experience and I refuse to support an app(rather free or not) whose developers show no appreciation or concern for their users.
Who taught the developers how to play Spades?!
by H-3-K on 2019/10/01 03:47
Run this game by 100 Black people then make some enhancements. I’d give this app 5 stars if the computer partner wasn’t so dumb. The absolute worst thing about this app is when my partner just starts playing spades in the middle of a hand, wasting my spades and causing us to get set. Who would ever lead with an 8 of spades in the middle of the hand when we don’t have our books?! The name of the game is SPADES. Spades are valuable. That’s why when I have them, I bid them because if my partner isn’t a moron, I can cut with them and get books. If I assume my partner is gonna do something stupid and underbid, I always guess wrong and end up with a bunch of bags. If I bid like a normal person, and pray I can cut some hands before my moron partner starts wasting spades, then I’m wrong again and get set. The developers need to change the computer to recognize that playing spades in the middle of a hand before we have out books is asinine and moronic. Stop it. Fix that. It’s inexcusable. I can handle almost all the other dumb stuff the computer partner does but not the wasting of spades before we have our books. Spades have value and the name of the game is SPADES. No player can be this dumb.
Artificial Stupidity
by TylerWest on 2018/01/02 04:23
I don't play multiplayer. I just play the computer. And I'm a bit thrown at how well the opponent AI plays yet my partner is a complete moron. If I set my partner to conservative it regularly underbids and we accumulate bags quickly. If I set my partner to normal it regularly overbids and can't catch its bid. In either case when our bid is met it won't throw off to force the other team to catch bags. The worst is it's behavior when I bid nil. I just played a game where I bid blind nil in a desperate attempt to win the game and I watched the cards very carefully. We were just a few tricks into the hand when my partner led with a 7 of diamonds and set me as I had an 8 as my lowest. I had already played a lower diamond in response to my opponent and my partner covered it. If my partner had no other diamonds it should have played a higher card in another suit (which it had). But just a few tricks later it played both a 10 and Jack of diamonds. If I played like that in real games I would never find a partner that would want to play with me. It's still the best one out there so far but it doesn't set a very high bar.
Best spades app, but that’s not saying much.
by CoolRobG87 on 2018/01/17 11:37
From what I’ve seen this is the best spades app as far as visually and game play but there are just some really bad ones out there. What kills me about this app is there is no real accountability for players conduct. Most people are good but there are some that are just terrible and if you quit you get punished like children. You should be able to have a “friends list” and be able to play with or against those friends. You should be able to choose who you want to play with or against by looking at stats such as how many quits they have and their ranking. Also the ranked game has only one type of game, first to 250 and no double nils, you can’t freely chat, only has stupid phrases to choose from that don’t make sense. MSN Zone website did it best. Unfortunately that is no longer around, but please find out what they did and try to duplicate. The app would be so much better. I’ll be back in 24 hours after my punishment is over because I quit after my opponent kept bidding 13 and wasting my time, once again.
Feedback
by nilmaster on 2019/10/21 01:40
A few suggestions... - If someone bids nil or 10+, have the system do a quick check to see if that is even possible. If it isn’t, don’t allow the bid and then kick them out of the game. They are probably just being a jerk to their partner. You could even have the system keep track of how many times they do this and then prevent them from playing for 1 day after bidding an outrageous amount and then losing by a significant amount. - Give more “speech” options. I understand needing to limit to avoid table talk but I think you could allow some more options.
AI is terrible
by Don't want to out in a name on 2018/07/08 14:33
I’ve tried the single and multiplayer games multiple times. On single player, the AI is terrible. It constantly leads with spades that more often than not results in the opponent “running spades” and eliminating my ability to cut. Why is it programmed to lead with spades EVERY TIME if all the AI has are low level spades or only a couple? Also, when the opponent goes nil... the AI partner never tries to set them. There have been a few times that I’ve set it up to where the opponent has to play a high card in a suit just to have the AI cut the book. I’ve played spades a long time. There are few people that I know that make nil such a big part of the rules. Where are the blind 6, 10 for 200, 4 book minimum bid, and jokers as wild cards options? Those are bigger displays of skills than the nil... which is just trying to go lower than the cards played. On multiplayer, not sure what you can do but it’s annoying to play with folks that stall/take too long to play. Either be in a position to devote your attention to playing or don’t play.
Convinced this game manipulates outcomes
by AmityOrca on 2019/09/19 22:49
I have played countless games, as I enjoy spades, so if you are entertained this could work for you. But the intelligence of the other players is poor, especially when I bid nil. I have countless times where my partner plays a high spade to win a trick that was not needed and is then left with a low spade (or no spade) to cover me. In addition, I am fully convinced that the program just wants the game to continue on to show more ads. The computer will often bid nil when it has over 400 points, and it is way to easy to bust that nil than earlier bid nils. My partner will often bid just enough to get us to 490 so the bags add up and potentially lose the game (but get another 2-3 hands of ads to watch). I don’t even worry if I get down by 400 points, as I believe the program wants to prolong the ads. I have come back several times from that far down (especially after my unintelligent partner can’t properly cover a blind nil), it’s all fun but I can’t play this any longer knowing that it’s just manipulating for increased ads.
Fixes have made this a better App
by Mr_Spitzohr on 2019/09/17 02:49
Some of the low reviews are before the fix to the rated game. Now, the rated game is only 250 points, and no comments other than the 5 pre-programmed responses are allowed. There are still some bad players who will always bid nil, and then when they get set, bid 13 and leave, but that will always happen - Not a problem with the app, but with other players. Strange though. Each time I get up over 1950 points in my rating, I start getting horrible partners and will lose as many as 20 games in a row (a statistical impossibility) - that will take me down into the 1600s. I believe the apps matching is far from random - that when you reach a certain point level, you start getting paired up with historically bad bidders - ones who get set more often, or who don't understand team play.
Computer partner bids nil, then trumps tricks unnecessarily
by annamariaD on 2018/07/22 06:36
This game would be a lot of fun if not for the fact that your computer partner frequently spades tricks—even when it has other suits available to play—after it has bid nil, thereby costing your team 100 points for absolutely no good reason whatsoever. I have complained to the support staff about this, and received a totally lame reply: “I’m sorry you’re frustrated with how the AI chooses to play sometimes. Please know that the AI works very hard to make the best play it can, but sometimes doesn’t see the same moves a human would.” But this is not a case of an AI “not seeing the same move a human would”—this is a flat-out flaw in the programming. If the AI can’t play a nil hand the way a nil hand should be played, it shouldn’t be able to bid nil, plain and simple. In short, your computer partner will shoot you in the foot, because it is not programmed to play the game properly, making this game very frustrating to play.
Not bad but...
by mdwest5587 on 2019/12/03 17:47
I originally rated this app at 4 because it is the best I have used for online play. It still is, with 10 free plays per day, nice graphics, and a large user community that makes it easy to get into a game just about anytime. However, the solo version is just getting too frustrating to play. My two main gripes are below. I’m no developer or AI expert, but I am hoping that these issues can be addressed in future updates. 1) Partner (north) consistently racks up bags, and one of the main reasons I see is that it undervalues its spade holding. Even low spades have truck-taking value if you have enough of them (typically 4 or more). Too many hands, north is taking bags with low spades that didn’t seem to be included in its bid. 2) North’s defense against nils is deplorable. First, it regularly violates the maxim to lead low to the nil to force out the nil bidder’s lowest cards. By the time partner gets around to defending against the nil, it’s too late. The second way that partner gives away nils is by just not giving me a chance to set it. As the hand progresses, you gets clues as to the opponent ‘s vulnerable suits where you may be able to force the nil bidder to take a trick. And then, just when it looks you’re successful, north goes and plays a high card or trump when it had a lower card or a throw-off that would have allowed us to set the nil. Thanks for letting me vent.
Blocking good honest players
by Kudzudawg on 2017/10/03 16:05
Multiple quits in this game and from experience it's like an epidemic. Option of all bots or multiplayer. I always choose multiplayer as no fun playing with bots. So, if your Partner quits, or for that matter any player quits early in multiplayer, DEVELOPERS shouldnt you only dock the first quitter in limiting time next time they can play?? Once someone quits it's no longer full multiplayer. You also have those players who get a kick out of stalling game....you should alter how you boot those players more quickly as no one wants to play a 1-2 hr game. The way it's set up, players that just want to get in a descently paced ALL multiplayer game get docked for quitting AFTER someone else quits early. You will see more stalling also as those players will not quit now but stall the game instead, hoping you quit because of it and get penalized. Been playing 5 years+ and cannot play for 24hrs because someone else quit?? Change it up kids!
Great Game but Solo Playing Partner Horrible
by Zetta1994 on 2019/12/11 22:07
I agree with some of the other reviews I have seen. Game is addicting and good game, but playing solo is aggravating to say the least. The computer players you are playing against are smart, but your partner is a complete idiot. So often does not make his bid or takes 2-3 bags a hand. Most frustrating part is when the computer partner does not make his hand while leading off with highest spade in their hand (ex wins with a 2 spades when they don’t have any diamonds and then leads out with queen of spades next hand. Then does not make hand and you get set) Very frustrating part is also computer partner covering you for going nil. Partner always trumps/covers with large spade in hand (so don’t go nil if you have a large spade) To win you almost always have to take unnecessary chances to go nil/blind because your computer partner is awful.
This app is now very bad
by TheGloworm on 2018/02/06 12:45
I used to love this app. I would play it almost every day. Now, however, I cannot stand it. Believe me or not, I don’t care, this game is designed to cheat. Every single time that I put the AI in a position to have something negative happen, there is always something to counter act the negative. If the AI is going to have 10 bags, it gets either a really big hand for its partner or an actual 10 to make the negative mean nothing. When my AI partner bids a 0, I can back it up and hold up on my end. BUT, if I bid a 0 my AI “partner” can NEVER seem to back me up. There have even been times where I bid 0 and my partner bids high and we get set as well as I make a book. We lose 150+. This has happened MANY times. It is almost like clockwork. This used to be an enjoyable app. Not anymore. Every time I play it is almost a guaranteed disappointment because of the AI always being slanted to win. It wasn’t like this before. I don’t even feel like I have a chance to win. The random things that happen are absolutely ridiculous and make the game very frustrating to say the least. This is the longest review I have ever written as well as one that I never thought I would have to write. But it IS warranted. This app is one of the apps I always made sure was installed on my phone. NOT ANYMORE. I don’t need the frustration and disappointment.
Computer is an idiot
by ELR1913 on 2017/12/14 03:38
I thought computers were supposed to be smart. The computer for this app is an absolute idiot. I’ve seen them take unnecessary bags, cut with the ace as opposed to a lower spade when their partner bid nil, play a 2 of club instead of the ace of club when trying to cover a nil, et cetera. They do not seem to understand the concept of throwing off, so they don’t accumulate unnecessary bags. Instead, they play as if the goal is to earn as many bags as possible. Also, I’ve seen the computer nil and throw off the 2 of clubs when they had to throw off the ace of clubs. The computer also doesn’t know how to bid! Both teams could be tied at 499 with 8 bags. If the computer is the last to bid, they will not bid to win the game and they will not play “more” or “less” aggressive, in trying not to get bags or force the other team to get bags. This app could be great but the computer leaves a lot to be desired... wish that I could rate it zero stars...
10 games already Quitters
by Iknowreal on 2017/11/24 06:55
I'm an experienced spades player I compete at tournaments so when I started playing around the 1600 rating they where obviously no match. It was still fun some thoughts. There should be more experience granted for repeatedly beating people down I should not be winning 8-9 matches in a row and getting such small experience. I like the game but I would rather pay than see ads every second. Next the skill pairing is way off I'll have a 1500 player playing with me versus two 1800 + players we still won but I had good hands. Next people stall and quit with bad hands. It's so annoying. If two people leave it should be a auto win and a penalty extra points for the winning team.
This is my favorite spades version
by Shelltoomuch on 2019/07/11 13:45
I have played this daily for years. It is only getting better. This game has the best computer players out of any of them. It is the closest to reality thus far and I am the queen of spades. It is not perfect, but other versions do not compare. The only dislike I have is the new layout is visually hard to see. I prefer the other layout before this new update. Suggestions- I do wish I could play varying rules though, like 10 for 200 or blind any number... Have a kitty. Have jokers wild. Stuff like that. July 2019 update- I still love the game, but there should be no sandbags if your computer partner cannot recognize that you are dumping high cards.. A human can (who plays alot)
Stupid, ultra stupid AI
by ripoff2x2 on 2018/09/10 21:35
Spades is a game I enjoy to kill the time BUT, the Artificial Intelligence, is definitely sub par. When you go for a zero hand, your partner doesn’t always play a card to beat yours. Just happened to me again...... The sandbags are something that happen from time to time but Come On!!!!! When I bid zero my “partner” should ALWAYS throw a card to beat mine when it is available...that definitely needs fixed....I do seriously question the deals also, it seems that most of the time I find the cpu opponents consistently get better hands. It makes the game challenging but unfair nonetheless. Fix the zero hand issue and the game would be immensely better, then at least you can make up for getting weaker deals consistently. Two stars, no more without an update that fixes the problem.
Ads don’t have an exit option so you are then booted from the game
by Zander54321 on 2018/06/24 00:07
I PAY for tokens on this app instead of using the free option and there have been multiple times after each round an ad comes up that doesn’t let you exit out of it. Since I can’t exit out of the ad I have been booted from multiple games due to the inactivity. I understand that there are ads, but why isn’t there an option to exit out of them? It wastes my tokens that I paid for and I can’t play the game that I signed up for. Some ads you can exit out of but others you cannot. This is really disappointing and I hope that the game developers get other complaints about this so that they will change it. This major inconvenience that costs me paid tokens have caused me to change to a different spades app. Really disappointed about this.
Worst AI Partners & Miscounting Books
by MissEbony2U on 2019/10/29 22:50
This probably sounds like a review by a sore loser, but I promise it’s one of a frustrated player. The game is easily addictive but also very frustrating. The AI users are mostly not the greatest players. They either underbid or overbid, cut your plays, or simply just play poorly. They sometimes play as if they are your opponents. I guess it makes sense because you can’t win every time but it’s making me lose hair. Additionally, there are times that the computer is miscounting books. Either I won a book or my partner but the count doesn’t change. It happens often. The first couple of times I thought it was me, but now I have seen it too many times to know that it wasn’t me. My suggestion is if you are easily agitated or frustrated, then stay away.
Best Spades Game on the App Store
by JDB828 on 2018/07/28 07:35
I really like the game, it’s good that you can adjust the difficulty settings for the AI when you play against the computer and you can set how aggressively you want your AI partner to play so you can basically make it as hard or as easy as you want it to be. Multiplayer is also good but sometimes the people you are matched with like to trash talk and be toxic but you can just turn the chat off if you don’t want to see it. All in all I like the app a lot and would definitely recommend it.
Awful partners but good opponents. Frustrating
by Lowe55 on 2018/09/27 20:05
Great game if you’re a beginner but if you play spades often and play well, then this is not the app for you. Your partner will consistently play over you, even though you’ll notice that they didn’t have to play that card. They don’t protect nil hands well either. On the other hand, it will seem like your opponents have been partners for years, covering each other nils beautifully and never trumping the other when they have clearly won the trick already. This game could be so good but will only happen if they improve the playing partner. They should have a characteristic setting for the partner that just says, “smart.” Unfortunately l, I’ll just keep playing candy crush until they come out with a better version.
The best but...
by A.Catesby on 2019/05/11 01:59
I’ve played my share of spades apps for years, back to Pogo. This is definitely one of the best, but if you can’t pick partners in rated games you definitely need to be able to ban some. Some people just can’t play, they are just jerks who bid 13, or they just quit because they think you made a bad decision. It can be majorly frustrating. The ability to see the last trick taken would also be nice. Also I’d really like to see a 500 and no double rated. 250 has quite a bit more luck. 2 good hands and the game is done. 500 and getting exact bids is more important since bags come into play. Just give the option to create a ban list and this goes from 1 to a 5. Also I’d love to see some more pre written phrases in the rated games. “Nice Nil,” “Thanks,” “lol,” “I could play better with the AI,” “WTH.”
It’s a problem
by regnastterb on 2018/05/28 20:31
Not big into leaving reviews but I need to get this off my chest. The AI, that is your partner, in this game is a complete idiot. I mean REALLY?!? The way this “computer” plays the hand is absolutely obnoxiously ignorant!! The game itself is fun and easy to play but when I have to consider the idiotic plays that my partner will make when bidding then it truly takes away from all the good the game has to offer. Fix this please!! This AI is driving me nuts. The game plays well but the stupidity of the computer is overwhelming and ruins the game completely!!! I can’t say enough negative things about the computer play!! UPDATE: I just deleted this App!!! The Stupidity!! of the AI takes ALL the fun out of this game. Thank You to the developers for not charging $$ for any part of this game because that would have been a legit CRIME!!
Enjoy the game but need more penalties for quitters
by Ama0207 on 2019/03/29 03:29
I really love this game. The part of the game that I don’t enjoy are the people who quit so quickly. Every game I play almost one person in the mix quits because of the bad hand. The reason that I feel that it’s so easy for them to quit is because there really isn’t much penalty to quitting. I would really recommend putting something in place to where their rating changes a bit more drastically by quitting. I’ve seen people quit and because their partner ended up winning they did not lose any points at all from their rating. Definitely needs to be A penalty of some sort automatically just for quitting the game.
Partner from hell!
by Xdjrgb on 2018/10/04 13:11
Your partner in this game will make you lose over and over and over! It’s really you against 3. It makes the stupidest card choices. Bags like hell. And if all else fails, it will call deuce and play the high card to trump a round even tho it has a few lower cards. If you have called deuce, it will lead with a 5 or a 6 even tho it has aces. It’s just your worst enemy. And no matter which partner type you chose in the settings, you will wanna erase this god for saken app every time you play. F- for sure!
Great but a couple issues and possible improvements
by I Understand on 2018/11/03 03:53
Great game, but periodically some of my cards are blacked out when I play on the iPad. That’ll make bidding tricky. I also think when playing up to 250, it would make sense to have you go down in bags at 5 bags instead of 10, and to lose 50 points instead of 100. Bags are seldom an issue in rated games which makes it less strategic. I also would like a “my bad” chat option, some way to indicate that I realize I made a mistake. Though I’m guessing most of the bros I’m playing with won’t be utilizing that a whole lot. Overall, this is a great app and of course a great game.
Fun but can be better
by Alpha Anna on 2019/09/10 19:49
I play often but I hate going to the casual games because people are nasty and there is no way to report the harassment. Also- the game glitches and won’t let a player who “leaves”/quits the game to be removed easily. This is literally happening right now and the reason I decided to write this review. Been sitting for 5 minutes so far waiting for the app to remove a player that left the game and there is no method for me or the other players to boot them to continue the game in the rated room. I still play, it is fun, but the unmonitored rude behavior and the glitches make it less than fully enjoyable
The Game CHEATS!
by aemoore2love on 2019/06/19 03:12
I love this game, but this app cheats the individual players. I can have a hand of no spades and all low face cards, and somehow a 7 of hearts will walk the board. Which means, if I bid 0 and the 7 of hearts walked, then I loose 100 points. Once, I bid 0 and my partner made his hand of 5, the other team bid 4 collectively. My team still lost the round because the app didn’t give us the bonus 100pts- essentially causing us to loose the game. I’m not sure if cheating is the standard issue for all levels, but it sure is for the hard level. Wish the app had an option to play as an individual and not as a team, because my partner is clueless most times, again, causing us to loose the game.
Horrible computer partner play
by KayyyySm00th on 2018/12/15 16:27
I love spades have been playing this game my entire life. The computer that plays as your partner is horrible. The moves and plays that the computer plays make no sense. For example the computer on my last game. Help a Ace of hearts and did not play it when he could. Also the computer threw off instead of cutting a book and we ended up loosing the hand. It seems like the computer that plays with you is built and programmed to make you lose based on the bad decisions it makes. The computers you play against play extremely well make smart decisions. I would not recommend this game. You are better off playing with another human online. This game needs some serious improvements
Bot Issue
by Abbabula on 2018/12/29 00:36
I don’t enjoy playing on multiplayer, so using the bots is most of my use with this app. The gameplay is great, though you’ll definitely need to set your opposing team to the “hard” difficulty. The issue, though, is no matter how high the difficulty of your opposers, the bot on your own team remains horrible. On several occasions, the bot on my team has bid 0, yet played their highest trump on a trick in the beginning of the round! Then afterwards they’ll continue to try and win tricks, though having the option to lose them, despite already having several bags. It is incredibly infuriating and I will be looking for another app that doesn’t have this issue.
Worst partner EVER
by ahdhshajdxxe on 2019/10/14 22:09
Why does the partner bid one so much when it clearly has 3-4 books every time? Especially towards the end of the game? Even at the aggressive setting, the partner isn’t as smart as Watson and Qweenpin. Also, once we clearly make our books, why does the partner keep the highest cards in his hand versus throwing them off to prevent the MANY over books in his hand that he NEVER bid? The other computer players tend not to do that, just the partner. Also, the partner will bid a zero with an ace or high card in his hand. There is NO way for it to have zero books with an ace or a king in the hand. If I set it at not so aggressive, the partner bids 1 pretty much every hand with at least 6 spades in hand. SMH. Other than that, it would be fun!
Find another spades game!
by GeoFern1982 on 2019/07/29 21:38
The functionality and aesthetics of this game are great. However, they incorporate algorithms that take winning and losing out of your control, and it is very obvious, because it happens every 100 games. Your winning % will fluctuate astronomically because the developers designed it this way in order to incorporate more parity among players. Its incredibly annoying and obvious. E.g., you will be matched up with high caliber partners and be given favorable hands for the majority of the 100 game span and then the next 100 games it will be the exact opposite; I.e., you cannot find a good partner to save your life and every hand is slightly in your opponents’ favor. I recommend finding another spades game unless these developers change this.
Spades app review
by Where'sthe2 on 2019/05/10 13:57
I really like the Spades AI version. I rarely play the multiplayer version because folks tend to leave, and/or play too slowly. I have had a couple of occasions to email the developers. Without fail I have received prompt, courteous replies. The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is twofold: 1. there’s a random ‘glitch’ where a spade gets played by the person bidding nil, for no reason, which then sets the nil - which is a bummer - 2. when I’m bidding nil (e.g.) too often my partner will play a high spade before I’ve played to trump a trick, which can (and has) led to my being set in a subsequent trick. My partner could easily have trumped w/a low spade and saved the higher one for when I could have thrown off a mid-level spade. Overall, I really enjoy this game. I’ve played spades for 40 years. They’re doing an overall excellent job.
Spades - All - Star Software
by MUMMIDUKE on 2018/01/08 21:56
I’ve been playing Spades with this app for a long time and cannot tell you how much I’ve learned just playing “single player”Spades. The few times I’ve played with other online people, I’ve been intimidated by some comments so have stayed away from playing with others online. But the app is great! There have been times when my virtual “partner” has played differently than I think a real partner might have, but all in all it’s been great!
Worst Spades app
by Hbkshsbejeysg on 2019/01/20 08:17
The PvP is terrible with many quitting. Don’t even bother just trying to play a game against the computer. The partner you’re matched up with will consistently take unnecessary books, help the other team get their nil or whatever else they bid, will bid 1 but have a hand full of aces, kings and spades. You think you’re winning. Miraculously the opponents will get back to back to back nil bids with other partner having 6 or more books. When I messaged the developers about it they responded with a bogus answer of “sometimes the computer doesn’t see it like a real player would”. It seems like the opponents see it correctly, just not the computer partner. Don’t waste your time here. Much better spades apps out there
New ad format ruins it
by Paj2 on 2019/08/22 00:18
Used to love this app - played it so much I finally had to delete from my phone. Definitely WAS a five star. Then recently I weakened and downloaded again. To my great disappointment discovered developers had inserted a new in-hand ad format to supplement their existing format that displayed only after a hand was finished. With this new format a blinking shrieking obnoxious ad displayed on top of screen all through the hand you are trying to bid or play is constantly distracting you. Sometimes it’s so bad I literally start to get a headache. If the developers were secretly trying to cure my addiction it worked! I’ve moved on to other games. If I could rate this a negative five stars I would from sheer heartbreak.
Good......and bad.....
by Yak1967 on 2017/11/28 13:49
Great app to pass some time, but whoever programmed the “auto” players doesn’t know how to play Spades. When you play single player, be prepared for your “partner” to ALWAYS overbid, ALWAYS cut with the highest Spade he has when throwing last (instead of the lowest spade that will win), ALWAYS keep throwing spades long after the opposing team has no more, etc. Additionally, it seems like the opposing team has a legitimate Nil bid EVERY hand. This would be a 5star game easily if these things were fixed.....
Love Hate Debacle
by CodenameBeauty on 2017/11/10 07:21
Definitely had to come write a new review after having to quit games with ppl who purposely try to make you quit by blowing the game, rather your partner or opponent does it it’s very annoying and now I can’t play for 24 hours? Who the heck’s idea was that? I mean the minute or so wasn’t enough but a whole day is extreme. Y’all tripping I’ll find a new Spade game if this isn’t corrected. I loved the app because I like spades but I won’t be waiting a day to pay a game.
The admin cheats
by JayBo69696969 on 2018/09/18 11:14
I never believed in this before when people say it. Especially when they get bad hands but whoever is running this will fix games (for no apparent reason -of course). It tends to happen on weekends and early mornings (east coast time in US). S/he boots players as they are winning or about to win! You will notice the card play font really slow (as if they are stuck) that’s when you know the admin is in your game. You may even see a table mate “empty” but name still there, that’s about he sign. Then the freezing cards then BOOM BOOTED FROM GAME. (Not the official boot - just bounced out). I will stop buying tokens after these 2000+ runs out. Sad! However, I found a few new spade games I will use. Buh-bye to my good money!!!!
Idiot partner!!!
by Shoeless1966 on 2018/03/12 21:39
The partner they give you is an ABSOLUTE IDOT!!! The opponents play very well, sometimes a little better than can be believed, but at least they play well. Just a small list of the ridiculous plays my partner has done. Bids 1 then leads with two Aces & a King. First trump is with the Ace Continues taking tricks with no chance of setting other team. Leads low spades causing me to lose trumps Leads low cards when I go nil. Plays high cards for no reason when I bid nil. Covers other team when they bid nil. Oh, opponents consistently cover near impossible nils. Example. I bid a few Opp 1 (to my left) bids nil Partner bids a few Opp 2 bids a few. 1st trick, I play a low club (I have the Ace) Opp 1 plays the King (I’m thinking he is set) Partner plays low Opp 2 trumps. What are the odds anybody would go nil with only one card in a suit that’s a King and at the same time the partner trumps. PLEASE! You can’t tell me they don’t know each other’s cards. This could be a Great game to play but instead it is very frustrating knowing it’s already set who will win. What a waste!
Spades
by Wino98765 on 2017/08/27 02:17
I love playing spades but the strategies (if any) of the other players is awful. They overbid and take their partner's tricks when they have lower cards. They use high cards when partner is bidding Nillo and then they go down! They make moves that would make their partner SLAP them! Get in touch with me if you want better strategies! Now it is frustrating but I still enjoy playing and adjust my bid to cover my partner's overbidding and crappy playing! But I love the game anyway!
Good spades game, only one thing
by G. Rowsick on 2018/06/28 13:06
I really enjoy this spades game for they keep it simple to adjust the settings to make it as you wish. But, the most common spades I play are takin out the red 2s and putting in the jokers(Big joker, little joker, duece of spades, Ace of spades and so forth). That is quite literally the only way I have ever seen it played. Also add the 10 for 200 with no 9 bids and make minimum team bid 4. So if you could just add those settings I would then make it a 5stars and recommend it to all of my friends.
Computer Cheats
by B@nanaH3ad on 2017/12/28 05:50
Having been in the military I played a TON of spades and I can tell you this game cheats. The computer plays based on what’s in your hand. It’s like the high school football coach always told our practice squad “don’t play the play” well this game plays the play. You can tell by the moves it makes. Second, the computer constantly reneges. I caught it so many times and it’s frustrating. Third, your automated partner plays against you. It is kind of like having a newbie at the table with you. Jokers should be in the game and they’re not and the “2” in real Spades is higher than the ace. Not here. This game is not fun to play. There are way too many mistakes. Find another one.
Deleting the App
by Teki81 on 2018/12/11 16:13
I downloaded this app a couple of months ago, but recently I was just able to delve into the game. I do not play multi player, so I use single player when I do indulge. I am completely shocked at the “lack of knowledge” that the COMPUTER player that is my partner presents. It often cuts me out, under bid, and over bid. I am amazed considering the other COMPUTER opponents that we are playing with seem to play phenomenally. They play so well, that I am almost it “seems” like they know the cards in my hand (which I’m sure they do). Any seasoned Spades player would be appalled at how this app operates. I am deleting this today. It’s not even worth the ONE star that it forces you to put.
AI Somehow Usually Gets Advantage
by Cheleshocked on 2018/04/07 15:27
This game cheats hands down! I was well ahead before my AI partner went rogue and bid a whole 7 books that it didn’t have!!! Not even close! The AI partner’s hand in no way supported 7 books. Needless to say I was left powerless limited to a piddly 1 book and couldn’t make the difference! If that isn’t enough the AI partner is constantly racking up extra books to set us back 100 points! That’s a bunch of crap!!! I get to play with an AI idiot while the AI opponents get awesome hands most of the time and even know what’s in each other’s hand!!! This game is a CHEAT not AT ALL a challenge!!! It’s great to play 3 against 1! Just super! NOT!!!
Dumb AI partner
by OldMSgt on 2019/07/06 20:49
AI partner will allow opponents to complete a nil bid by trumping tricks they would’ve taken even though it’s not necessary to complete your bid. If you don’t overbid your hand you’ll almost always end up with bags because your AI partner trumps tricks or plays high cards even though it has low ones thus adding to your bag count. You can “customize “ your partner (normal, conservative, aggressive) but I didn’t notice any difference in its behavior. A mediocre human player would perform better than your AI partner. Additionally, prepare for ads between every hand. 2 stars because at least the interface is simple and without clutter.
The A.I. on this game is TERRIBLE!!!
by Windy City Boss on 2019/01/12 04:54
I’ve been playing spades a long time. I’ve never seen a partner make the terrible decisions the A.I. makes in this game. It’s almost like you’re playing by yourself. On the other hand the A.I. that you’re facing never makes mistakes. It’s like they know your hand and make the perfect plays every time. I’ve also noticed when the game is close they’ll always give them nil hands. That’s like a free 100 points because it’s hard to set a nil. I’ve played games where they got 3 or 4 nil hands. That’s almost impossible to beat. I switched to Spades Plus. I like their online mode better anyway.
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Description
The top-ranked Spades card game with: Live online multiplayer • Achievements • Statistics • Game options • Smart AI opponents • Frequent updates • Lots of happy players • Play Spades now! Spades+ is the premier free Spades card game for iPhone and iPad! Spades+ has been in development for years by a dedicated team and has seen countless new features, improvements, and bug fixes. It's fast, stable, always improving, and, above all, fun! Features: * Play spades online with your friends and everyone else! * Extensive Statistics * Achievements, some easy, some hard, can you get them all? * Challenging and competitive artificial-intelligence opponents * Realistic look and feel * Automatic game saving, just in case you get a call right before you achieve your blind nil bid * Simple tutorial to help beginners get in the game fast * Game options * Free! What players are saying ***** "Superb! Very well programmed. Excellent and challenging for every phase of the game!" ***** "Love this game! It's an awesome app!" ***** "Best card game interface for iPad. This is a great game that features pleasing high-def graphics that look especially good on the iPad screen. The deal and trick pickup animations enhance the game playing experience. Card games are simple, but they don't have to be dull and this one is fun without resorting to cheesy animated 'characters'..." ***** "Awesome. Love it! stimulating beautiful graphics, challenging. well done." ***** "Great!! I love this game!! I play it all the time! Highly recommend!" ***** "Downloaded this after I began to teach my kids to play spades for Family Night. Thought it couldn't hurt to brush up my skills! I find myself playing this for hours! Great app." ***** "LOVE THIS GAME! I play everyday!" ***** "Hooked. If you like spades, this is a great game. Plays like the real thing." ***** "My favorite game!" ***** "Addicting. Great fun!"
Take of the solitaire AD
by asiakid4 on 2020/01/21 14:23
Love the game. I understand the advertisement. But I’m absolutely tired of getting booted every time that solitaire advertisement comes on. There is no way to exit out of it unless you close the app down which results in the same things... getting booted.
Spades
by Cudlynsft on 2020/01/21 04:30
Only thing that I see wrong is being able to talk a little bit. No cussing. Total silences it’s ridiculous.
Love the game.
by Bwebjr on 2020/01/19 23:59
Easy to play. I love it.
Even the good reviews are bad reviews
by Googizzo on 2020/01/19 18:19
The gameplay is okay but every 4 or 5 hands adds come up between rounds where you play like a mini game before the next round or a add for another game ... we’ll some of these hide the x so long or require you to click through it whatever windows start poping up by the time you get past the add you have been booted from the game for inactivity ... really annoying when ur winning and it drops you... from someone who pays for their apps but deletes every app that breaks its self with adds to annoy you into paying ... just Create a quality product and people would pay ..
Periodtttt poohhh
by miss nanas on 2020/01/19 01:09
It’s wonderful
Awesome
by CJLilard on 2020/01/19 00:33
Awesome
Fun
by sonofthunder2021 on 2020/01/18 11:12
Challenging
The worst players and cards
by teee2020 on 2020/01/17 00:00
I don’t know where to begin. The system does a horrible job of pairing you with players that have a significant rating difference and deals unrealistic hands. There needs to be a block feature so that you don’t end up with the same idiotic partner.
John
by Fairlane57 on 2020/01/15 23:44
Excellent game
Ads while playing
by Wildnromantic on 2020/01/15 02:14
Some you get back them booted. If it continues, I’m deleting App
Should be able to TURN CHAT OFF
by qwqqqqdghg on 2020/01/15 01:14
If you’re just learning this game, don’t use this app. The people who play this game and are advanced will definitely let you know that you as a beginner are wasting their time. And they do not let you know in a nice way. Many are extremely rude. There should be a way to turn the chat off. I’m using a different app now where that can be done.
Love this specific game of Spades.
by #1Padre Pat on 2020/01/14 00:03
I've been playing this game for years; and prefer it to the other Spades games offered! I thank you, and will continue enjoying it. Sincerely, Patti
Too many ads
by khfryjcb on 2020/01/13 22:19
I hate the ads they drive you crazy
Unrealistic
by reider15 on 2020/01/13 13:28
Your bot partner is the worst. Takes tricks from you when could have sluffed. Under bids almost every round by 2 or 3 tricks. Goes nil when it has high cards and gets stuck about 1/2 the time. The bot opponents however get great hands and rarely lose a nil hand.
CPU AI is terrible
by Lose 40 by 40 on 2020/01/11 16:47
CPU cannot cover a nil. It throws off spades at the worst situations possible. Leads spades constantly after first break. No customization of partner accept for there name and bid style. Any experienced player will hate this app in single player mode.
Yes
by jimnasty77 on 2020/01/11 12:55
Love it🛑🔥😂
Love
by aburr33 on 2020/01/10 20:28
Love this game! Hate the ads between each hand, and that you can’t choose to go high or low/switch cards on blind nil
Please fix how the computer plays
by scam. stral people money on 2020/01/10 19:03
So every time I play single player my partner is the computer obviously but the computer makes me loose most of the time because it either bids to high and don’t make all the books or it bids to low and then we end up loosing points for underbidding. Sometimes it goes for zero and then still makes a few books and it makes me not want to play because I do good but the computer makes me loose. I hate this game now. Besides that the graphics are good and everything else is good.
To many ads
by toddmw51 on 2020/01/10 00:53
Is there any way to buy the app.
Seriously?
by Jt1425des on 2020/01/09 18:02
Fun but if you’re playing the AI, it’s the most obviously and pathetically rigged game out there.you can play 100 perfect hands and never win.
No point/Extremely aggressive/Not playable/No stars
by Scammedbyautomaticdownload on 2020/01/08 21:02
This game has critical flaws that make it unplayable. Apparently, there is no interest in improving the app. There is no game here. It’s totally rigged. The same plays happen over and over. The opponents are dealt the high spades, and at least one suit is omitted or has only one card. The partner is a bumbling idiot who sabotages every opportunity. Not worth playing!
Is a great game
by 55dol on 2020/01/07 02:58
It is a
Solitaire
by press time on 2020/01/07 00:09
I love it but the problem is that quite a few of the game ads you can’t get rid of you have to go out of the program and wait quite awhile before you can play again
Do not play this game
by algibbs12:455789 on 2020/01/06 23:53
This game is made terribly and is extremely frustrating. I do not recommend this game to anyone.
Get rid of bad players
by AlashOnly on 2020/01/06 21:52
I only wish that I could block bad players!!!
Stop Political Ads
by Texaspayne on 2020/01/06 21:34
Love the game...Hate the anti-Trump ads! Will have to delete this game if I ever see one again
Unbelievable
by Cdexs on 2020/01/06 12:02
I go nil. Have 6 & 2 of diamonds. Partner bids 6. I lead the 6 of diamonds. Partner has the Ace of diamonds but plays the 4. I take the trick. Unbelievable!!!! Partner does stuff like this all the time. Over bids his hand and continually gets set. Goes nil after my bid of 2 with big cards in his hand. Leads the K of trump into other team’s Ace which takes away a trick from my hand. Basically playing the competition’s hand for them. If other team leads a J or Q, partner will always play his K into the other team’s Ace. Unbelievable!!!
Bad Partners!!!
by RetrogL09 on 2020/01/06 08:03
In solo mode it gives you horrid partners. Can’t ever win a game because if the stupid plays. Off my game list!
Good games with an Ad problem
by Buster 1958 on 2020/01/06 03:23
I don’t mind ads, since they pay for the games. But currently there is one ad that keeps hanging the game up. You cannot get out of it. All you can do is quit the game and restart it later. I’ve been booted from two games because of this ad. Now when I see it, I just shut the game down.
The AI is horrible!!!
by mscompton25 on 2020/01/05 02:45
This game is horrible. The AI doesn’t not know how to play spades. It is almost impossible to win a game because the AI is not programmed to play correctly. 🤦🏾‍♀️
Great but cmon
by Whoawhoayup on 2020/01/04 17:05
Great game but solo mode .. cmon . Why does my partner play its spades right away no matter what mode you configure your partner too . Aggressive and conservative are polar opposites but either way my CPU partner will throw the spades . Change that ASAP bc it’s getting absolutely ridiculous.
Badly set up
by /):&6274:,&5($8&94 on 2020/01/04 06:34
There is a large ad cross the top of the screen during play. It obscures the name of your partner during single play. There are ads between rounds, too. The cards are set up backwards, compared to how all others have it: low cards on the right, and spades on the left. This wa disorienting.
Spades
by fantasychild71 on 2020/01/04 05:18
Been playing this game for years never get tired of it 🌈
Terrible solo play
by GIJoeDaddy on 2020/01/04 05:08
The AI on solo play is by far the worst out there.
Why 3 star
by the preather on 2020/01/04 00:17
I do not understand The way The game is scored.
DITTO !!! Horrible Partners!!!
by hgtfdjoibff on 2020/01/03 22:32
Whenever I Play Solo my “partner” is my ONLY undoing 85% of the time. Biggest offense is bidding: over, under, repeat - until I am bagged dead. And when going nil my “partner” is my undoing once again, making completely unnecessary moves to go under the trick so i have to take it—then throwing a hi card, same suit after!! I wish “Shark” would end up on someones DINNER PLATE...soon. The single player has a bias against them that needs to be tweeted to be fair. I have to play single most of the time in order to pause the game as life necessitates.
Stupid Ads
by shdjdiajxjdnwj on 2020/01/03 15:27
Sometimes the ads prevent you from playing and you get booted. There’s no way to close the ad. So stupid.
Spades
by Dean34567890 on 2020/01/02 20:54
Great app
Please Ban
by From97Til on 2020/01/02 19:50
There is a player by the name HOOD-XXX that notoriously throws games if he’s down. This in turn messes up the game and other players quit. Really poor sport and sore loser. Please Ban this player from continuing to use this app and ruin games.
I Quit
by Kameel11 on 2019/12/31 19:57
I fair a pretty good spades player...but, this scoring is absolutely ridiculous...I just got fed up and deleted the app!
Booted
by Drjcrodriguez on 2019/12/27 16:26
I have in multiple occasions got booted for not playing and have not received any cards I think it’s a bug in the system .... fix the game it’s booting people out because of inactivity but no cards are being dealt
Spades
by OSU LK on 2019/12/26 03:07
The bots have no clue how to cover a nil!!!
Spades
by Cindyblue on 2019/12/24 23:21
I really enjoy playing spades, but not everyone is very nice.
I’m,m
by brysonpar on 2019/12/24 21:59
I hate it
2 card pass
by pauletterygiel1 on 2019/12/23 09:49
Love this game but I wish it had 2 card pass!!!
Credits
by nasty gail on 2019/12/23 04:25
I I invite a couple of people that join and I didn’t get my credit
Booted from Game when no cards are dealt?
by DC1853 on 2019/12/21 04:44
Can anyone tell me or people from this app tell me why sometimes no cards are dealt that I can see and we are all waiting & I get BOOTED from the game?? What is going on? Has anyone else had this happen? I love this game but I think this is totally strange. Either I’m only one not dealt with cards or can’t see them - not fair too get booted by the app or is a player doing this to me? HELP PLEASE!
Spades
by Off crunchy on 2019/12/20 20:44
BEST APP EVER
Good but....
by ending this on 2019/12/20 13:07
Good but the game intentionally makes wrong moves when the computer is your team mate. Very frustrating and illogical.
Terrible app. Won’t let you play.
by hallaranvice on 2019/12/19 23:39
I tried playing and after the first round it went to an ad but wouldn’t let me get back to the game. Immediately deleted. Trash.
Idiot AI
by Sailorcrew on 2019/12/18 19:35
The layout is very nice and the options are great. But, the AI is so moronic that it’s no fun to play. The opponents clearly have the ability to count cards, they’re AI of course. It would stand that my partner could as well. Nope. He’s a moron. Overbid, underbid, set his partner, me, on Nil by leading with low cards. Every game I’ve lost has been to my partners inability to play above a kindergartner level. Very disappointed. The developers are not helpful, claim its normal behavior. I guess, if you find normal behavior to be this retarded.
Spades
by Jamerikan on 2019/12/18 13:47
Great game. Sometimes my computer generated partner don’t make the right bids but lol. But great app nonetheless
HORRIBLE
by Ranstylz on 2019/12/17 14:08
I am tempted every time I play to just delete the entire app!! Partner configurations are horrible! Often times my partner plays as if it is playing for the other team to win. Under bidding, cutting me out, EVERYTHING YOU DO NOT DO IN SPADES
Seriously
by RobCroberto on 2019/12/17 09:58
It's 50% about your partner not screwing up and 60% you not going for a ridiculous nil. The math doesn’t lie!
More Friend & Chat Options Please
by Are You Kidding?????????????? on 2019/12/17 02:59
I have to say this game is by far the best when it comes to AI play and dealing algorithms. I think it would be better if it had more creative gameplay and interface with other players, such as being able to friend request someone you’ve played with and the option to get rid of ads!
Nil Bid
by Lots234 on 2019/12/16 04:50
When I toggle nil bid off it is still allowed in game. Nil bids are a disadvantage especially when playing against computer. Please resolve. I will download app again once resolved.
Wonderful mind game
by lilliemr on 2019/12/16 04:02
Challenge is fun
Spades4
by MS ANNGLASS on 2019/12/15 11:44
Fun gages
Spades
by Dany D Money on 2019/12/14 05:35
I love it! Period🎉
Partner doesn’t back you up.
by rediculous ads on 2019/12/14 03:33
It’s like they are playing against you instead of with you.
Boot adds
by ole bub on 2019/12/12 15:30
Was a good app now you will be booted for inactivity while commercial is playing makes playing very frustrating
AI partner seems to intentionally lose
by AshTheEmoBoy on 2019/12/12 04:33
The multiplayer option is fine, but single player has an AI partner for you to play with who seems to be the worst Spades player in history.. If you go nil, it plays low cards forcing you to take tricks even though it plays a higher card later.. It constantly bids higher than what it takes.. The AI opponents on the other hand seem to always have an advantage.. If it's nearing the end of the game and the score is close, they'll successfully go nil and beat you.. If they get close to taking 10 over books they magically have great hands so they only end up 20 or so points lower.. It's like the AI work together to make you want to pull your hair out playing this game.. Update: Was just playing a hand with the AI. The score was 472 to 246 in our favor. All we needed was 30 points to win without taking 8 bags (basically, the game was a sure thing to win.) My AI partner bids nil (which nobody should ever do in this scenario.. It’s the only way to make a loss possible in this case..) I throw out three hearts, and on the third my AI partner throws a club. Great, it has no more hearts! I throw another low heart, and my partner throws a spade and takes the book. “How is it already out of other cards that all it has left is spades? Why would it bid nil?!” I ask myself. Since it took the book, it’s next to lead and it throws a 5 of diamonds. I take back what I said in the original title. The AI doesn’t SEEM to intentionally lose, it literally has no excuse for that type of game play decision. It was intentionally throwing the game, no question.
Great Game but Solo Playing Partner Horrible
by Zetta1994 on 2019/12/11 22:07
I agree with some of the other reviews I have seen. Game is addicting and good game, but playing solo is aggravating to say the least. The computer players you are playing against are smart, but your partner is a complete idiot. So often does not make his bid or takes 2-3 bags a hand. Most frustrating part is when the computer partner does not make his hand while leading off with highest spade in their hand (ex wins with a 2 spades when they don’t have any diamonds and then leads out with queen of spades next hand. Then does not make hand and you get set) Very frustrating part is also computer partner covering you for going nil. Partner always trumps/covers with large spade in hand (so don’t go nil if you have a large spade) To win you almost always have to take unnecessary chances to go nil/blind because your computer partner is awful.
Better games
by rfthdgv on 2019/12/10 22:43
Games need to go to 500 . 250 score not enough chance to win if an opponent gets zero bid. Have option to play either 250 if looking for quick game or 500 for a better longer game.
Great set up
by SabreeNeek on 2019/12/10 21:41
I like the way the app looks and works it probably the best spades app in the store only thing is the time penalty for leaving games. When ppl play restarted you should be penalized for leaving the table.
Great game and enjoy the competition!!!!!!
by Sassy555550000kingkong on 2019/12/10 05:25
Sassy555550000kingkong
Horrible AI for partners
by Super duper fun time on 2019/12/10 05:00
When playing solo with the AI as your partner the game is basically unplayable because your partner makes the dumbest choices that makes you lose hand after hand. If I spent 5 minutes explaining the game to my 4 year old daughter she would make equal to better choices than the AI makes. Time to find another Spades game to play, this one is getting deleted.
Almost perfect.
by GPBurdell on 2019/12/09 16:41
Really needs to add the 100 bonus pts for 10 tricks or more.
computer partner is an idiot
by Zimzamman on 2019/12/08 22:11
When playing with the computer as a partner, it always leads back with a spade after it trumps a trick. Also it fails to cover a nil bid on my part. Perhaps the programmer has never actually playd spades with real people
Don’t go Nil!!!
by Qualls40 on 2019/12/08 04:01
I just went Nil, partner leads off with the 7 of clubs, player to my right the 6 of clubs, I play the only club I have the 9, and partner to my left plays the 5. So I’m set...well the VERY NEXT TRICK, a club is led, and my partner plays the KING OF CLUBS!!!!! This is just the most recent example. My partner also is a terrible bidder, like going 1 with the Ace and King of spades! I know you developers can program this game to cover/protect a nil bid by your partner. You’re better than this, fix it.
Spades
by lindalswain on 2019/12/07 07:51
I love this game . I can play for hours
Suggestion
by mickiegirl67 on 2019/12/07 07:33
As far as your rules of the game are concerned , the games are having a lot of people that are able to leave games? Leaving partners in the hole . They quit too much the problem is overwhelming more and more? Since the App decided this ? It’s created
Spades
by meats1 on 2019/12/06 18:43
I wish you could get a different partner other than shark
Addictive
by Eagles and Ravens on 2019/12/05 17:05
Play probably twenty times a day. Love it!
Nice app
by elias zaman on 2019/12/05 13:09
Like it
Fun but not fun
by poncho240 on 2019/12/05 02:05
Great game and entertaining but your AI partner plays so stupid it makes the game more irritating at times than fun. I will be looking for a different version.
Don’t bother.
by 15KC15 on 2019/12/05 00:17
Every game ends with bots because someone leaves. The multiplayer game is a joke. Constant nil bids and 13 bids. The play is garbage. I can’t find a worse spades game.
Review
by Bad kitty # 2 on 2019/12/04 20:15
Love this game I just wish people would not start the game and quit in the middle of game. Love this game but I want it to let me know when there is enough players while I’m playing or in another game because waiting for players takes to long.
HORRIBLE GAME
by czqwpoaslk on 2019/12/04 16:48
There are people who play this game just to annoy others. They will bid 13 tricks and then not win any. The MOST annoying thing? When a player bids nil, his strategy fails, and then he leaves the game. The other 3 have to sit and wait for a “dummy” player who is always horrible. Furthermore, if you quit a game because another player is being malicious YOU ARE PENALIZED. A ban of up to 24 hours because you refuse to play with an nasty person for a partner. I AM DONE WITH THIS GAME.
Bot partner is a moron
by EasedStarling on 2019/12/04 11:09
I love the game, but my bot partner is a complete moron. It bids nil, and then plays a spade when it doesn’t need to do so. It also has a tendency to underbid even after changing the settings.
Love this app!
by PDXtx on 2019/12/03 18:58
I grew up playing spades and hearts both. I love both these apps!
Not bad but...
by mdwest5587 on 2019/12/03 17:47
I originally rated this app at 4 because it is the best I have used for online play. It still is, with 10 free plays per day, nice graphics, and a large user community that makes it easy to get into a game just about anytime. However, the solo version is just getting too frustrating to play. My two main gripes are below. I’m no developer or AI expert, but I am hoping that these issues can be addressed in future updates. 1) Partner (north) consistently racks up bags, and one of the main reasons I see is that it undervalues its spade holding. Even low spades have truck-taking value if you have enough of them (typically 4 or more). Too many hands, north is taking bags with low spades that didn’t seem to be included in its bid. 2) North’s defense against nils is deplorable. First, it regularly violates the maxim to lead low to the nil to force out the nil bidder’s lowest cards. By the time partner gets around to defending against the nil, it’s too late. The second way that partner gives away nils is by just not giving me a chance to set it. As the hand progresses, you gets clues as to the opponent ‘s vulnerable suits where you may be able to force the nil bidder to take a trick. And then, just when it looks you’re successful, north goes and plays a high card or trump when it had a lower card or a throw-off that would have allowed us to set the nil. Thanks for letting me vent.
Joker
by cajun canon on 2019/12/03 17:25
Most difficult opponent is partner bids1 with 2 aces and king and 4 spades
Shay I’m Izzy
by shaybizzy on 2019/12/03 03:39
Great Game
Great fun for free
by mounter187 on 2019/12/03 00:46
Been playing this for almost 5 years. It is a great little set up. They have ads, but they are usually only before the game starts, not each hand. Plus the ads are short so they are tolerable.
=D
by SnowGames on 2019/12/02 23:42
Great game 100/10
Partner
by Pixie 339 on 2019/12/02 21:46
Do you have the automated partner programmed to always get 1 less book than what they bid? I normally don’t write reviews but I’m starting to see a pattern.
Awful computer players
by Yellowvioletsred on 2019/12/02 20:33
I was enjoying this game for a while. But my partner in single player mode became incredibly dumb. It bid a nil then played a Spade when it ran out of one suit even though it had plenty of other cards. I don’t think playing on the hardest difficulty should mean that your partner sabotages you. That was the last straw before deleting the game.
Game could not be worse.
by Gfsuj on 2019/12/02 15:46
Programmers are a bunch of crooks(probably all pedifiles because they enjoy abusing people that can’t get back at them) Single player is 1 on 3.( partner throws 90% of hands) Either mode, playing against the “computer”, AI knows what is in everyone’s hand so it can play BETTER than perfect. It can play their cards knowing what you have to play. 4.8 is a total scam too. Reviews show it should be about a 2. I put a 1 because there was nothing lower.
My Partner - Shark
by moshepaul on 2019/12/02 14:50
Can I ask you a simple question? If I nil, and my partner decides to spade the hand, why would he use his highest spade? Wouldn’t common sense say to hold onto that spade and use it in the future in case I, too, have a higher spade?? And another point - if I’m ever up with a commanding lead and decide to play conservative, my partner, Shark, will purposely call a high number and not make it, just to level the game - why??
Ad time
by grandmasly on 2019/12/02 11:39
Ads are short and sweet
Good spadds
by spadesrfun on 2019/12/02 01:58
An improvement on most spade games in that you are punished less for quitters- you still get points and they avoid little by quitting. Still need a way to more strongly punish constant quitters. Real champions play with anyone. Also minimized chatting means minimized sniping, and thus less quitting.
Really?
by Slicrider on 2019/12/01 18:03
The AI on this game is absolutely whack. Your partner plays like someone who was beaten with a baseball bat and left for dead only to recover with only a third of their brain intact. Example, if you bid nil, they’ll set you by playing low to high or covering with a K of spades when they have lower. On the other hand, the opponent AI knows exactly what you have, so they’ll play like they know what you have. You guys need to learn how to program separate partitions into the memory of the game so they don’t know what you have or what each other have.
Glitchy
by 😶🤐😐 on 2019/12/01 16:22
This app is very glitchy. It freezes mid play and would sometimes black out completely. The ads are also getting ridiculous.
Review
by 3:talks on 2019/11/30 13:21
You should allow people to type text in rated games.
Bad players
by Extracrispy101 on 2019/11/30 11:31
Everyone on this app gets angry swears and yells and cuts cards no one can enjoy a game and you can’t report a person or do anything about it super annoying. I just wanted to play cards not get yelled at.
Fun
by kayjay daydreamer on 2019/11/30 05:07
Challenging
Strange
by 239lhsm on 2019/11/29 02:57
I still have a TON of ads even though I bought the game?
Spades
by Spin2WinMel on 2019/11/28 17:56
Best Game Ever ! Fantastic Players! Amazing How Nice most Players are.. I Personally have never Experienced Poor Sportsmanship! Ty Pogo
The worst of the bad games
by Brian46064 on 2019/10/12 13:00
I have played all of this developers games and this is clearly the worst of all of them. The new fleecing of America is your apps and this developer is strictly about the $$$. You can go nil back to back and or even shoot the moon two hands in a row in this developers world. It’s all about others loosing at the table! The algorithm is pre set at the start of the first hand to get the losers and get the $$$. Back to back loners, no problem with this developer. Maybe your on the loser side and get 5 or 10 hands in a row of 9’s, 10’s, or queens. If it’s going to squeeze out another dime, it’s all good with these guys. All these apps make gambling at the casino’s look like a child games. The real money is in these apps. Just another company fleecing America with pre determined losers. Hope people start deleting these apps and stop feeding these companies pockets. I figured it out and hit delete.
horrible partners!
by easkamm on 2019/01/23 20:40
the game itself is great and addicting but it gets very aggravating because the partners in solo mode are absolute idiots. I bid nil and invariable my partner leads a two or four. the opponents bid nil, and my partner plays his highest cards. he plays a higher card or overtrumps my tricks when he plays last and then we don't make our bid because he has used up his good cards to take tricks I would have won. he always plays his highest trump the first chance he gets, even when he is the last player and a low trump would win the trick. doesn't matter if you configure your partner conservative, regular, or aggressive--they don't know how to play the game! UPDATE: This game gets NO stars! Rather than improving the AI partners, they get worse and worse. They have no idea how to bid--often bid 1 with 2-3 aces--and seem to think the goal of the game is to get as many bags as possible. They wait until the other team makes it's bid, then grab as many extra tricks as possible. Can't make it through a whole game without losing at least 100 points for 10 bags. I'm so aggravated by the poor play, this app will be uninstalled as soon as this review appears.
Throw The Whole App Away!!!!
by ButterlySheFlies on 2018/01/16 23:50
I downloaded this app less than 24 hours ago and will be uninstalling. My partner and I were winning and there was a racist jerk on the team who became upset he was losing. He than began to tabletalk actually telling his partner what to play and harassing me. I clicked on his profile trying to report the issue and/or block the player and there was not an option to do either. I emailed the developer detailing the experience and suggesting the option be added to the app to report, block players etc. I received a response from the developer whose name is Jason. His response consisted of thanking me for emailing about the AI of the game and that he was sorry I had a bad experience with the "AI". My email had nothing at all to do with the AI of the app. It seems like he just clicked a random auto response and used it to reply to me without even taking the time to read the actual email I sent. I know that developers cannot control actions of other players but they do have control of the level of appreciation(or lack thereof) that they show their supporters. This has been a terrible experience and I refuse to support an app(rather free or not) whose developers show no appreciation or concern for their users.
Who taught the developers how to play Spades?!
by H-3-K on 2019/10/01 03:47
Run this game by 100 Black people then make some enhancements. I’d give this app 5 stars if the computer partner wasn’t so dumb. The absolute worst thing about this app is when my partner just starts playing spades in the middle of a hand, wasting my spades and causing us to get set. Who would ever lead with an 8 of spades in the middle of the hand when we don’t have our books?! The name of the game is SPADES. Spades are valuable. That’s why when I have them, I bid them because if my partner isn’t a moron, I can cut with them and get books. If I assume my partner is gonna do something stupid and underbid, I always guess wrong and end up with a bunch of bags. If I bid like a normal person, and pray I can cut some hands before my moron partner starts wasting spades, then I’m wrong again and get set. The developers need to change the computer to recognize that playing spades in the middle of a hand before we have out books is asinine and moronic. Stop it. Fix that. It’s inexcusable. I can handle almost all the other dumb stuff the computer partner does but not the wasting of spades before we have our books. Spades have value and the name of the game is SPADES. No player can be this dumb.
Artificial Stupidity
by TylerWest on 2018/01/02 04:23
I don't play multiplayer. I just play the computer. And I'm a bit thrown at how well the opponent AI plays yet my partner is a complete moron. If I set my partner to conservative it regularly underbids and we accumulate bags quickly. If I set my partner to normal it regularly overbids and can't catch its bid. In either case when our bid is met it won't throw off to force the other team to catch bags. The worst is it's behavior when I bid nil. I just played a game where I bid blind nil in a desperate attempt to win the game and I watched the cards very carefully. We were just a few tricks into the hand when my partner led with a 7 of diamonds and set me as I had an 8 as my lowest. I had already played a lower diamond in response to my opponent and my partner covered it. If my partner had no other diamonds it should have played a higher card in another suit (which it had). But just a few tricks later it played both a 10 and Jack of diamonds. If I played like that in real games I would never find a partner that would want to play with me. It's still the best one out there so far but it doesn't set a very high bar.
Best spades app, but that’s not saying much.
by CoolRobG87 on 2018/01/17 11:37
From what I’ve seen this is the best spades app as far as visually and game play but there are just some really bad ones out there. What kills me about this app is there is no real accountability for players conduct. Most people are good but there are some that are just terrible and if you quit you get punished like children. You should be able to have a “friends list” and be able to play with or against those friends. You should be able to choose who you want to play with or against by looking at stats such as how many quits they have and their ranking. Also the ranked game has only one type of game, first to 250 and no double nils, you can’t freely chat, only has stupid phrases to choose from that don’t make sense. MSN Zone website did it best. Unfortunately that is no longer around, but please find out what they did and try to duplicate. The app would be so much better. I’ll be back in 24 hours after my punishment is over because I quit after my opponent kept bidding 13 and wasting my time, once again.
Feedback
by nilmaster on 2019/10/21 01:40
A few suggestions... - If someone bids nil or 10+, have the system do a quick check to see if that is even possible. If it isn’t, don’t allow the bid and then kick them out of the game. They are probably just being a jerk to their partner. You could even have the system keep track of how many times they do this and then prevent them from playing for 1 day after bidding an outrageous amount and then losing by a significant amount. - Give more “speech” options. I understand needing to limit to avoid table talk but I think you could allow some more options.
AI is terrible
by Don't want to out in a name on 2018/07/08 14:33
I’ve tried the single and multiplayer games multiple times. On single player, the AI is terrible. It constantly leads with spades that more often than not results in the opponent “running spades” and eliminating my ability to cut. Why is it programmed to lead with spades EVERY TIME if all the AI has are low level spades or only a couple? Also, when the opponent goes nil... the AI partner never tries to set them. There have been a few times that I’ve set it up to where the opponent has to play a high card in a suit just to have the AI cut the book. I’ve played spades a long time. There are few people that I know that make nil such a big part of the rules. Where are the blind 6, 10 for 200, 4 book minimum bid, and jokers as wild cards options? Those are bigger displays of skills than the nil... which is just trying to go lower than the cards played. On multiplayer, not sure what you can do but it’s annoying to play with folks that stall/take too long to play. Either be in a position to devote your attention to playing or don’t play.
Convinced this game manipulates outcomes
by AmityOrca on 2019/09/19 22:49
I have played countless games, as I enjoy spades, so if you are entertained this could work for you. But the intelligence of the other players is poor, especially when I bid nil. I have countless times where my partner plays a high spade to win a trick that was not needed and is then left with a low spade (or no spade) to cover me. In addition, I am fully convinced that the program just wants the game to continue on to show more ads. The computer will often bid nil when it has over 400 points, and it is way to easy to bust that nil than earlier bid nils. My partner will often bid just enough to get us to 490 so the bags add up and potentially lose the game (but get another 2-3 hands of ads to watch). I don’t even worry if I get down by 400 points, as I believe the program wants to prolong the ads. I have come back several times from that far down (especially after my unintelligent partner can’t properly cover a blind nil), it’s all fun but I can’t play this any longer knowing that it’s just manipulating for increased ads.
Fixes have made this a better App
by Mr_Spitzohr on 2019/09/17 02:49
Some of the low reviews are before the fix to the rated game. Now, the rated game is only 250 points, and no comments other than the 5 pre-programmed responses are allowed. There are still some bad players who will always bid nil, and then when they get set, bid 13 and leave, but that will always happen - Not a problem with the app, but with other players. Strange though. Each time I get up over 1950 points in my rating, I start getting horrible partners and will lose as many as 20 games in a row (a statistical impossibility) - that will take me down into the 1600s. I believe the apps matching is far from random - that when you reach a certain point level, you start getting paired up with historically bad bidders - ones who get set more often, or who don't understand team play.
Computer partner bids nil, then trumps tricks unnecessarily
by annamariaD on 2018/07/22 06:36
This game would be a lot of fun if not for the fact that your computer partner frequently spades tricks—even when it has other suits available to play—after it has bid nil, thereby costing your team 100 points for absolutely no good reason whatsoever. I have complained to the support staff about this, and received a totally lame reply: “I’m sorry you’re frustrated with how the AI chooses to play sometimes. Please know that the AI works very hard to make the best play it can, but sometimes doesn’t see the same moves a human would.” But this is not a case of an AI “not seeing the same move a human would”—this is a flat-out flaw in the programming. If the AI can’t play a nil hand the way a nil hand should be played, it shouldn’t be able to bid nil, plain and simple. In short, your computer partner will shoot you in the foot, because it is not programmed to play the game properly, making this game very frustrating to play.
Not bad but...
by mdwest5587 on 2019/12/03 17:47
I originally rated this app at 4 because it is the best I have used for online play. It still is, with 10 free plays per day, nice graphics, and a large user community that makes it easy to get into a game just about anytime. However, the solo version is just getting too frustrating to play. My two main gripes are below. I’m no developer or AI expert, but I am hoping that these issues can be addressed in future updates. 1) Partner (north) consistently racks up bags, and one of the main reasons I see is that it undervalues its spade holding. Even low spades have truck-taking value if you have enough of them (typically 4 or more). Too many hands, north is taking bags with low spades that didn’t seem to be included in its bid. 2) North’s defense against nils is deplorable. First, it regularly violates the maxim to lead low to the nil to force out the nil bidder’s lowest cards. By the time partner gets around to defending against the nil, it’s too late. The second way that partner gives away nils is by just not giving me a chance to set it. As the hand progresses, you gets clues as to the opponent ‘s vulnerable suits where you may be able to force the nil bidder to take a trick. And then, just when it looks you’re successful, north goes and plays a high card or trump when it had a lower card or a throw-off that would have allowed us to set the nil. Thanks for letting me vent.
Blocking good honest players
by Kudzudawg on 2017/10/03 16:05
Multiple quits in this game and from experience it's like an epidemic. Option of all bots or multiplayer. I always choose multiplayer as no fun playing with bots. So, if your Partner quits, or for that matter any player quits early in multiplayer, DEVELOPERS shouldnt you only dock the first quitter in limiting time next time they can play?? Once someone quits it's no longer full multiplayer. You also have those players who get a kick out of stalling game....you should alter how you boot those players more quickly as no one wants to play a 1-2 hr game. The way it's set up, players that just want to get in a descently paced ALL multiplayer game get docked for quitting AFTER someone else quits early. You will see more stalling also as those players will not quit now but stall the game instead, hoping you quit because of it and get penalized. Been playing 5 years+ and cannot play for 24hrs because someone else quit?? Change it up kids!
Great Game but Solo Playing Partner Horrible
by Zetta1994 on 2019/12/11 22:07
I agree with some of the other reviews I have seen. Game is addicting and good game, but playing solo is aggravating to say the least. The computer players you are playing against are smart, but your partner is a complete idiot. So often does not make his bid or takes 2-3 bags a hand. Most frustrating part is when the computer partner does not make his hand while leading off with highest spade in their hand (ex wins with a 2 spades when they don’t have any diamonds and then leads out with queen of spades next hand. Then does not make hand and you get set) Very frustrating part is also computer partner covering you for going nil. Partner always trumps/covers with large spade in hand (so don’t go nil if you have a large spade) To win you almost always have to take unnecessary chances to go nil/blind because your computer partner is awful.
This app is now very bad
by TheGloworm on 2018/02/06 12:45
I used to love this app. I would play it almost every day. Now, however, I cannot stand it. Believe me or not, I don’t care, this game is designed to cheat. Every single time that I put the AI in a position to have something negative happen, there is always something to counter act the negative. If the AI is going to have 10 bags, it gets either a really big hand for its partner or an actual 10 to make the negative mean nothing. When my AI partner bids a 0, I can back it up and hold up on my end. BUT, if I bid a 0 my AI “partner” can NEVER seem to back me up. There have even been times where I bid 0 and my partner bids high and we get set as well as I make a book. We lose 150+. This has happened MANY times. It is almost like clockwork. This used to be an enjoyable app. Not anymore. Every time I play it is almost a guaranteed disappointment because of the AI always being slanted to win. It wasn’t like this before. I don’t even feel like I have a chance to win. The random things that happen are absolutely ridiculous and make the game very frustrating to say the least. This is the longest review I have ever written as well as one that I never thought I would have to write. But it IS warranted. This app is one of the apps I always made sure was installed on my phone. NOT ANYMORE. I don’t need the frustration and disappointment.
Computer is an idiot
by ELR1913 on 2017/12/14 03:38
I thought computers were supposed to be smart. The computer for this app is an absolute idiot. I’ve seen them take unnecessary bags, cut with the ace as opposed to a lower spade when their partner bid nil, play a 2 of club instead of the ace of club when trying to cover a nil, et cetera. They do not seem to understand the concept of throwing off, so they don’t accumulate unnecessary bags. Instead, they play as if the goal is to earn as many bags as possible. Also, I’ve seen the computer nil and throw off the 2 of clubs when they had to throw off the ace of clubs. The computer also doesn’t know how to bid! Both teams could be tied at 499 with 8 bags. If the computer is the last to bid, they will not bid to win the game and they will not play “more” or “less” aggressive, in trying not to get bags or force the other team to get bags. This app could be great but the computer leaves a lot to be desired... wish that I could rate it zero stars...
10 games already Quitters
by Iknowreal on 2017/11/24 06:55
I'm an experienced spades player I compete at tournaments so when I started playing around the 1600 rating they where obviously no match. It was still fun some thoughts. There should be more experience granted for repeatedly beating people down I should not be winning 8-9 matches in a row and getting such small experience. I like the game but I would rather pay than see ads every second. Next the skill pairing is way off I'll have a 1500 player playing with me versus two 1800 + players we still won but I had good hands. Next people stall and quit with bad hands. It's so annoying. If two people leave it should be a auto win and a penalty extra points for the winning team.
This is my favorite spades version
by Shelltoomuch on 2019/07/11 13:45
I have played this daily for years. It is only getting better. This game has the best computer players out of any of them. It is the closest to reality thus far and I am the queen of spades. It is not perfect, but other versions do not compare. The only dislike I have is the new layout is visually hard to see. I prefer the other layout before this new update. Suggestions- I do wish I could play varying rules though, like 10 for 200 or blind any number... Have a kitty. Have jokers wild. Stuff like that. July 2019 update- I still love the game, but there should be no sandbags if your computer partner cannot recognize that you are dumping high cards.. A human can (who plays alot)
Stupid, ultra stupid AI
by ripoff2x2 on 2018/09/10 21:35
Spades is a game I enjoy to kill the time BUT, the Artificial Intelligence, is definitely sub par. When you go for a zero hand, your partner doesn’t always play a card to beat yours. Just happened to me again...... The sandbags are something that happen from time to time but Come On!!!!! When I bid zero my “partner” should ALWAYS throw a card to beat mine when it is available...that definitely needs fixed....I do seriously question the deals also, it seems that most of the time I find the cpu opponents consistently get better hands. It makes the game challenging but unfair nonetheless. Fix the zero hand issue and the game would be immensely better, then at least you can make up for getting weaker deals consistently. Two stars, no more without an update that fixes the problem.
Ads don’t have an exit option so you are then booted from the game
by Zander54321 on 2018/06/24 00:07
I PAY for tokens on this app instead of using the free option and there have been multiple times after each round an ad comes up that doesn’t let you exit out of it. Since I can’t exit out of the ad I have been booted from multiple games due to the inactivity. I understand that there are ads, but why isn’t there an option to exit out of them? It wastes my tokens that I paid for and I can’t play the game that I signed up for. Some ads you can exit out of but others you cannot. This is really disappointing and I hope that the game developers get other complaints about this so that they will change it. This major inconvenience that costs me paid tokens have caused me to change to a different spades app. Really disappointed about this.
Worst AI Partners & Miscounting Books
by MissEbony2U on 2019/10/29 22:50
This probably sounds like a review by a sore loser, but I promise it’s one of a frustrated player. The game is easily addictive but also very frustrating. The AI users are mostly not the greatest players. They either underbid or overbid, cut your plays, or simply just play poorly. They sometimes play as if they are your opponents. I guess it makes sense because you can’t win every time but it’s making me lose hair. Additionally, there are times that the computer is miscounting books. Either I won a book or my partner but the count doesn’t change. It happens often. The first couple of times I thought it was me, but now I have seen it too many times to know that it wasn’t me. My suggestion is if you are easily agitated or frustrated, then stay away.
Best Spades Game on the App Store
by JDB828 on 2018/07/28 07:35
I really like the game, it’s good that you can adjust the difficulty settings for the AI when you play against the computer and you can set how aggressively you want your AI partner to play so you can basically make it as hard or as easy as you want it to be. Multiplayer is also good but sometimes the people you are matched with like to trash talk and be toxic but you can just turn the chat off if you don’t want to see it. All in all I like the app a lot and would definitely recommend it.
Awful partners but good opponents. Frustrating
by Lowe55 on 2018/09/27 20:05
Great game if you’re a beginner but if you play spades often and play well, then this is not the app for you. Your partner will consistently play over you, even though you’ll notice that they didn’t have to play that card. They don’t protect nil hands well either. On the other hand, it will seem like your opponents have been partners for years, covering each other nils beautifully and never trumping the other when they have clearly won the trick already. This game could be so good but will only happen if they improve the playing partner. They should have a characteristic setting for the partner that just says, “smart.” Unfortunately l, I’ll just keep playing candy crush until they come out with a better version.
The best but...
by A.Catesby on 2019/05/11 01:59
I’ve played my share of spades apps for years, back to Pogo. This is definitely one of the best, but if you can’t pick partners in rated games you definitely need to be able to ban some. Some people just can’t play, they are just jerks who bid 13, or they just quit because they think you made a bad decision. It can be majorly frustrating. The ability to see the last trick taken would also be nice. Also I’d really like to see a 500 and no double rated. 250 has quite a bit more luck. 2 good hands and the game is done. 500 and getting exact bids is more important since bags come into play. Just give the option to create a ban list and this goes from 1 to a 5. Also I’d love to see some more pre written phrases in the rated games. “Nice Nil,” “Thanks,” “lol,” “I could play better with the AI,” “WTH.”
It’s a problem
by regnastterb on 2018/05/28 20:31
Not big into leaving reviews but I need to get this off my chest. The AI, that is your partner, in this game is a complete idiot. I mean REALLY?!? The way this “computer” plays the hand is absolutely obnoxiously ignorant!! The game itself is fun and easy to play but when I have to consider the idiotic plays that my partner will make when bidding then it truly takes away from all the good the game has to offer. Fix this please!! This AI is driving me nuts. The game plays well but the stupidity of the computer is overwhelming and ruins the game completely!!! I can’t say enough negative things about the computer play!! UPDATE: I just deleted this App!!! The Stupidity!! of the AI takes ALL the fun out of this game. Thank You to the developers for not charging $$ for any part of this game because that would have been a legit CRIME!!
Enjoy the game but need more penalties for quitters
by Ama0207 on 2019/03/29 03:29
I really love this game. The part of the game that I don’t enjoy are the people who quit so quickly. Every game I play almost one person in the mix quits because of the bad hand. The reason that I feel that it’s so easy for them to quit is because there really isn’t much penalty to quitting. I would really recommend putting something in place to where their rating changes a bit more drastically by quitting. I’ve seen people quit and because their partner ended up winning they did not lose any points at all from their rating. Definitely needs to be A penalty of some sort automatically just for quitting the game.
Partner from hell!
by Xdjrgb on 2018/10/04 13:11
Your partner in this game will make you lose over and over and over! It’s really you against 3. It makes the stupidest card choices. Bags like hell. And if all else fails, it will call deuce and play the high card to trump a round even tho it has a few lower cards. If you have called deuce, it will lead with a 5 or a 6 even tho it has aces. It’s just your worst enemy. And no matter which partner type you chose in the settings, you will wanna erase this god for saken app every time you play. F- for sure!
Great but a couple issues and possible improvements
by I Understand on 2018/11/03 03:53
Great game, but periodically some of my cards are blacked out when I play on the iPad. That’ll make bidding tricky. I also think when playing up to 250, it would make sense to have you go down in bags at 5 bags instead of 10, and to lose 50 points instead of 100. Bags are seldom an issue in rated games which makes it less strategic. I also would like a “my bad” chat option, some way to indicate that I realize I made a mistake. Though I’m guessing most of the bros I’m playing with won’t be utilizing that a whole lot. Overall, this is a great app and of course a great game.
Fun but can be better
by Alpha Anna on 2019/09/10 19:49
I play often but I hate going to the casual games because people are nasty and there is no way to report the harassment. Also- the game glitches and won’t let a player who “leaves”/quits the game to be removed easily. This is literally happening right now and the reason I decided to write this review. Been sitting for 5 minutes so far waiting for the app to remove a player that left the game and there is no method for me or the other players to boot them to continue the game in the rated room. I still play, it is fun, but the unmonitored rude behavior and the glitches make it less than fully enjoyable
The Game CHEATS!
by aemoore2love on 2019/06/19 03:12
I love this game, but this app cheats the individual players. I can have a hand of no spades and all low face cards, and somehow a 7 of hearts will walk the board. Which means, if I bid 0 and the 7 of hearts walked, then I loose 100 points. Once, I bid 0 and my partner made his hand of 5, the other team bid 4 collectively. My team still lost the round because the app didn’t give us the bonus 100pts- essentially causing us to loose the game. I’m not sure if cheating is the standard issue for all levels, but it sure is for the hard level. Wish the app had an option to play as an individual and not as a team, because my partner is clueless most times, again, causing us to loose the game.
Horrible computer partner play
by KayyyySm00th on 2018/12/15 16:27
I love spades have been playing this game my entire life. The computer that plays as your partner is horrible. The moves and plays that the computer plays make no sense. For example the computer on my last game. Help a Ace of hearts and did not play it when he could. Also the computer threw off instead of cutting a book and we ended up loosing the hand. It seems like the computer that plays with you is built and programmed to make you lose based on the bad decisions it makes. The computers you play against play extremely well make smart decisions. I would not recommend this game. You are better off playing with another human online. This game needs some serious improvements
Bot Issue
by Abbabula on 2018/12/29 00:36
I don’t enjoy playing on multiplayer, so using the bots is most of my use with this app. The gameplay is great, though you’ll definitely need to set your opposing team to the “hard” difficulty. The issue, though, is no matter how high the difficulty of your opposers, the bot on your own team remains horrible. On several occasions, the bot on my team has bid 0, yet played their highest trump on a trick in the beginning of the round! Then afterwards they’ll continue to try and win tricks, though having the option to lose them, despite already having several bags. It is incredibly infuriating and I will be looking for another app that doesn’t have this issue.
Worst partner EVER
by ahdhshajdxxe on 2019/10/14 22:09
Why does the partner bid one so much when it clearly has 3-4 books every time? Especially towards the end of the game? Even at the aggressive setting, the partner isn’t as smart as Watson and Qweenpin. Also, once we clearly make our books, why does the partner keep the highest cards in his hand versus throwing them off to prevent the MANY over books in his hand that he NEVER bid? The other computer players tend not to do that, just the partner. Also, the partner will bid a zero with an ace or high card in his hand. There is NO way for it to have zero books with an ace or a king in the hand. If I set it at not so aggressive, the partner bids 1 pretty much every hand with at least 6 spades in hand. SMH. Other than that, it would be fun!
Find another spades game!
by GeoFern1982 on 2019/07/29 21:38
The functionality and aesthetics of this game are great. However, they incorporate algorithms that take winning and losing out of your control, and it is very obvious, because it happens every 100 games. Your winning % will fluctuate astronomically because the developers designed it this way in order to incorporate more parity among players. Its incredibly annoying and obvious. E.g., you will be matched up with high caliber partners and be given favorable hands for the majority of the 100 game span and then the next 100 games it will be the exact opposite; I.e., you cannot find a good partner to save your life and every hand is slightly in your opponents’ favor. I recommend finding another spades game unless these developers change this.
Spades app review
by Where'sthe2 on 2019/05/10 13:57
I really like the Spades AI version. I rarely play the multiplayer version because folks tend to leave, and/or play too slowly. I have had a couple of occasions to email the developers. Without fail I have received prompt, courteous replies. The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is twofold: 1. there’s a random ‘glitch’ where a spade gets played by the person bidding nil, for no reason, which then sets the nil - which is a bummer - 2. when I’m bidding nil (e.g.) too often my partner will play a high spade before I’ve played to trump a trick, which can (and has) led to my being set in a subsequent trick. My partner could easily have trumped w/a low spade and saved the higher one for when I could have thrown off a mid-level spade. Overall, I really enjoy this game. I’ve played spades for 40 years. They’re doing an overall excellent job.
Spades - All - Star Software
by MUMMIDUKE on 2018/01/08 21:56
I’ve been playing Spades with this app for a long time and cannot tell you how much I’ve learned just playing “single player”Spades. The few times I’ve played with other online people, I’ve been intimidated by some comments so have stayed away from playing with others online. But the app is great! There have been times when my virtual “partner” has played differently than I think a real partner might have, but all in all it’s been great!
Worst Spades app
by Hbkshsbejeysg on 2019/01/20 08:17
The PvP is terrible with many quitting. Don’t even bother just trying to play a game against the computer. The partner you’re matched up with will consistently take unnecessary books, help the other team get their nil or whatever else they bid, will bid 1 but have a hand full of aces, kings and spades. You think you’re winning. Miraculously the opponents will get back to back to back nil bids with other partner having 6 or more books. When I messaged the developers about it they responded with a bogus answer of “sometimes the computer doesn’t see it like a real player would”. It seems like the opponents see it correctly, just not the computer partner. Don’t waste your time here. Much better spades apps out there
New ad format ruins it
by Paj2 on 2019/08/22 00:18
Used to love this app - played it so much I finally had to delete from my phone. Definitely WAS a five star. Then recently I weakened and downloaded again. To my great disappointment discovered developers had inserted a new in-hand ad format to supplement their existing format that displayed only after a hand was finished. With this new format a blinking shrieking obnoxious ad displayed on top of screen all through the hand you are trying to bid or play is constantly distracting you. Sometimes it’s so bad I literally start to get a headache. If the developers were secretly trying to cure my addiction it worked! I’ve moved on to other games. If I could rate this a negative five stars I would from sheer heartbreak.
Good......and bad.....
by Yak1967 on 2017/11/28 13:49
Great app to pass some time, but whoever programmed the “auto” players doesn’t know how to play Spades. When you play single player, be prepared for your “partner” to ALWAYS overbid, ALWAYS cut with the highest Spade he has when throwing last (instead of the lowest spade that will win), ALWAYS keep throwing spades long after the opposing team has no more, etc. Additionally, it seems like the opposing team has a legitimate Nil bid EVERY hand. This would be a 5star game easily if these things were fixed.....
Love Hate Debacle
by CodenameBeauty on 2017/11/10 07:21
Definitely had to come write a new review after having to quit games with ppl who purposely try to make you quit by blowing the game, rather your partner or opponent does it it’s very annoying and now I can’t play for 24 hours? Who the heck’s idea was that? I mean the minute or so wasn’t enough but a whole day is extreme. Y’all tripping I’ll find a new Spade game if this isn’t corrected. I loved the app because I like spades but I won’t be waiting a day to pay a game.
The admin cheats
by JayBo69696969 on 2018/09/18 11:14
I never believed in this before when people say it. Especially when they get bad hands but whoever is running this will fix games (for no apparent reason -of course). It tends to happen on weekends and early mornings (east coast time in US). S/he boots players as they are winning or about to win! You will notice the card play font really slow (as if they are stuck) that’s when you know the admin is in your game. You may even see a table mate “empty” but name still there, that’s about he sign. Then the freezing cards then BOOM BOOTED FROM GAME. (Not the official boot - just bounced out). I will stop buying tokens after these 2000+ runs out. Sad! However, I found a few new spade games I will use. Buh-bye to my good money!!!!
Idiot partner!!!
by Shoeless1966 on 2018/03/12 21:39
The partner they give you is an ABSOLUTE IDOT!!! The opponents play very well, sometimes a little better than can be believed, but at least they play well. Just a small list of the ridiculous plays my partner has done. Bids 1 then leads with two Aces & a King. First trump is with the Ace Continues taking tricks with no chance of setting other team. Leads low spades causing me to lose trumps Leads low cards when I go nil. Plays high cards for no reason when I bid nil. Covers other team when they bid nil. Oh, opponents consistently cover near impossible nils. Example. I bid a few Opp 1 (to my left) bids nil Partner bids a few Opp 2 bids a few. 1st trick, I play a low club (I have the Ace) Opp 1 plays the King (I’m thinking he is set) Partner plays low Opp 2 trumps. What are the odds anybody would go nil with only one card in a suit that’s a King and at the same time the partner trumps. PLEASE! You can’t tell me they don’t know each other’s cards. This could be a Great game to play but instead it is very frustrating knowing it’s already set who will win. What a waste!
Spades
by Wino98765 on 2017/08/27 02:17
I love playing spades but the strategies (if any) of the other players is awful. They overbid and take their partner's tricks when they have lower cards. They use high cards when partner is bidding Nillo and then they go down! They make moves that would make their partner SLAP them! Get in touch with me if you want better strategies! Now it is frustrating but I still enjoy playing and adjust my bid to cover my partner's overbidding and crappy playing! But I love the game anyway!
Good spades game, only one thing
by G. Rowsick on 2018/06/28 13:06
I really enjoy this spades game for they keep it simple to adjust the settings to make it as you wish. But, the most common spades I play are takin out the red 2s and putting in the jokers(Big joker, little joker, duece of spades, Ace of spades and so forth). That is quite literally the only way I have ever seen it played. Also add the 10 for 200 with no 9 bids and make minimum team bid 4. So if you could just add those settings I would then make it a 5stars and recommend it to all of my friends.
Computer Cheats
by B@nanaH3ad on 2017/12/28 05:50
Having been in the military I played a TON of spades and I can tell you this game cheats. The computer plays based on what’s in your hand. It’s like the high school football coach always told our practice squad “don’t play the play” well this game plays the play. You can tell by the moves it makes. Second, the computer constantly reneges. I caught it so many times and it’s frustrating. Third, your automated partner plays against you. It is kind of like having a newbie at the table with you. Jokers should be in the game and they’re not and the “2” in real Spades is higher than the ace. Not here. This game is not fun to play. There are way too many mistakes. Find another one.
Deleting the App
by Teki81 on 2018/12/11 16:13
I downloaded this app a couple of months ago, but recently I was just able to delve into the game. I do not play multi player, so I use single player when I do indulge. I am completely shocked at the “lack of knowledge” that the COMPUTER player that is my partner presents. It often cuts me out, under bid, and over bid. I am amazed considering the other COMPUTER opponents that we are playing with seem to play phenomenally. They play so well, that I am almost it “seems” like they know the cards in my hand (which I’m sure they do). Any seasoned Spades player would be appalled at how this app operates. I am deleting this today. It’s not even worth the ONE star that it forces you to put.
AI Somehow Usually Gets Advantage
by Cheleshocked on 2018/04/07 15:27
This game cheats hands down! I was well ahead before my AI partner went rogue and bid a whole 7 books that it didn’t have!!! Not even close! The AI partner’s hand in no way supported 7 books. Needless to say I was left powerless limited to a piddly 1 book and couldn’t make the difference! If that isn’t enough the AI partner is constantly racking up extra books to set us back 100 points! That’s a bunch of crap!!! I get to play with an AI idiot while the AI opponents get awesome hands most of the time and even know what’s in each other’s hand!!! This game is a CHEAT not AT ALL a challenge!!! It’s great to play 3 against 1! Just super! NOT!!!
Dumb AI partner
by OldMSgt on 2019/07/06 20:49
AI partner will allow opponents to complete a nil bid by trumping tricks they would’ve taken even though it’s not necessary to complete your bid. If you don’t overbid your hand you’ll almost always end up with bags because your AI partner trumps tricks or plays high cards even though it has low ones thus adding to your bag count. You can “customize “ your partner (normal, conservative, aggressive) but I didn’t notice any difference in its behavior. A mediocre human player would perform better than your AI partner. Additionally, prepare for ads between every hand. 2 stars because at least the interface is simple and without clutter.
The A.I. on this game is TERRIBLE!!!
by Windy City Boss on 2019/01/12 04:54
I’ve been playing spades a long time. I’ve never seen a partner make the terrible decisions the A.I. makes in this game. It’s almost like you’re playing by yourself. On the other hand the A.I. that you’re facing never makes mistakes. It’s like they know your hand and make the perfect plays every time. I’ve also noticed when the game is close they’ll always give them nil hands. That’s like a free 100 points because it’s hard to set a nil. I’ve played games where they got 3 or 4 nil hands. That’s almost impossible to beat. I switched to Spades Plus. I like their online mode better anyway.
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