Scoring in a game of Spades follows a predictable path — but beware the sting in the tail that comes from going set, or from underbidding, and racking up the .
In this game, the spade suit always trumps. The player to the dealer’s left starts the bidding and, in turn, each player states how many tricks he expects to win. No suit is named in the bid, for as the name of the game implies, spades are always trump.
Games are played to 500 points and the team with the highest score wins. The Deal. Spades is commonly played with a standard 52-card deck, 2 through Ace of each suit. Bidding. Following the deal, each player bids by declaring the number of tricks they believe they can take. Play. Scoring.
In Spades, all four players bid a number of tricks. Each team adds together the bids of the two partners, and the total is the number of tricks that team must try to win in order to get a positive score. The bidding begins with the player to dealer’s left and continues clockwise around the table.
Printable Score Sheet for the card game Spades Click here to print this Spades score sheet. Click the How to Play Spades link to return to the Spades card game .