Spades was invented in the 1930's and there are different versions of the rule. For this article, we're taking into consideration the original rules.
The original version is played as a partnership game by four players, while in Spades Masters we have a Solo mode and a Partners mode.
But there are also some other differences that you can find below.
♠️Bidding & Scoring
|Bidding NIL and succeeding will give you an extra bonus||No extra bonus for succeeding when bidding NIL|
|Bidding NIL and failing will give you an extra penalty||No extra penalty for failing when bidding NIL|
|You can bid a blind NIL (bidding NIL before looking at your cards)||No blind NIL possible|
|Two decks with two distinct Jokers are needed||Only one deck with no Joker|
|The two Jokers and the 2 of spades are the highest cards||The highest cards are A of spades and K of spades|
If the rules you know don't match with what we have written in this article, it probably means that you have played a version of Spades that is known in your specific country or city.♠️
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