Spades is one of the most well known, and also one of the highest selling card games, now available in online adaptations. I’m a huge fan of this classic game. Of course, as with all things it is also available in computer adaptation. Now that Spades is available in the digital format it’s really convenient to have on the go. I have the CD versions at my leisure, and they are excellent investments as they can be passed around with ease.
One of the great things about Spades is that it is a game that can be played both solitaire and in a group. If you are unable to find a partner to play with then you can always get in a group game with your friends. It’s so much fun playing the variation with a group of people! I’ve even played it with my wife who is a very competitive woman.
I must say that Spades is one of my favourite games. The new digital adaptation has improved on the formula so much that it’s a pleasure to play. The graphics are excellent, the rules are easy to follow and the new scoring system is just brilliant. We all remember the first time we played Spades and everyone seemed to agree that it was such a neat concept.
The new edition includes new ‘stake’ cards for the game, which I’ve really enjoyed. These cards are a nice contrast to the traditional tiles. They’ve been printed with shiny silver backgrounds to really enhance the gaming experience. The new, shiny cards also mean that Spades is now one of the most colourful games out there.
The new scoring system is quite ingenious. The first time I saw it I was a little confused but then I realised how simple it actually was. You start by laying out the board in a usual fashion. Then you place your starting cards face down next to the numbers. Now you must use the space on the board to lay out your working pile, from your starting number upwards. Lay these stacks across the playing area and as you remove cards, you check the numbers and remove new stacks to replace them.
I’ve played Spades Free over and I can honestly say that it’s one of my favourite games. I love the concept and it’s one of those games that requires a lot of concentration and thought. One of the things I love best about this game is that it’s completely adaptable to a number of players, either one or a number of friends. It’s one of those games that doesn’t get old and keeps you entertained. If you’ve never played it before, I highly recommend it.