Spades is a trick-taking card game for four players, playing as partners. The object is to win as many tricks as you can during each hand. Spades features simple rules and fast-paced play, and is an increasingly popular game, particularly in America.
The following Spades books include instruction books, strategy guides, tutorials, and more:
Featured Spades Books
- How Not To Lose at Spades
Written by one of the most highly regarded Spades players on the Internet, How NOT to Lose at Spades identifies 80 common mistakes that players make which cause them to lose games that they could have won. Through the use of over 100 bidding and playing examples, the author shows readers how to avoid these mistakes, and in a very structured approach teaches readers how to think and play like a winning Spades player.
- Win at Spades: Advanced Play and Strategy
Higher level competition demands an understanding of advanced techinques. Joe Andrews now digs in and teaches the finer points of the game to the experienced player. Among the topics: advanced bidding strategies, play of hand, partnership conventions, agressive defense, protecting your partner's "nil" bids, "bagging" opponents, duplicated Spades techniques, and individual games for three and four players.
Note: You may also want to consider investing in a general Card Games Rule Book, which contains rules for Spades as well as numerous other card games.