Spades is traditionally a game for four players, played in partnership (with the partners sitting opposite each other). The players take turns playing out one card from their hands clockwise around the table. You must play a card in whichever suit is played first (or led) if you can, which is called following suit.
When playing Spades, the play of the cards goes clockwise, starting with the player to the dealer’s left. He puts a card face-up in the middle of the table, and then .
Card Games For Dummies, 2nd Edition Spades is traditionally a game for four players, played in partnership (with the Playing Spades: Bidding Your Hand.
Each card represents its face value, with the ace being the highest card. The first dealer is chosen by draws for a high card or the first spade. The order of dealing in subsequent plays proceed clockwise. All the cards, face down, are dealt out by the dealer such that everyone has an equal number of cards.