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Aces Spades

by Concrete Software, Inc.
Rated: All Ages
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (811 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.0.14
  • Now supports the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9!

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006PKQQSE
  • Release Date: December 23, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (811 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,902 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • 11 animated characters with unique play styles
  • Leaderboards and Achievements
  • Sophisticated computer controlled opponents
  • Different levels of difficulty to challenge you
  • Fully customizable bidding options

Product Description

Want quality card games? Aces® has them in Spades!

The team that brought you Aces® Hearts, Aces® Cribbage, and Aces® Solitaire is back with a new offering in the Aces® line of quality card games.

Aces® Spades brings the classic card game to mobile with gorgeous graphics, intuitive AI, and fully customizable gameplay. You’ll team up with one of 11 beautifully rendered Victorian-era characters to test your skill against a variety of colorful opponents, each with their own unique styles of play.

Take tricks, bid nil, and pass to your partner in the most complete Spades experience available for mobile: Aces® Spades!

Technical Details

  • Size: 22.3MB
  • Version: 1.0.14
  • Developed By: Concrete Software, Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stellar card game October 8, 2012
I got this as an Amazon App Store Free App of the Day and am very happy with it. Yes there are other spades game out there, but this one was built exceedingly well, with lots of little touches. For example, the sound effect when "breaking spades" is a nice touch that almost subliminally creates a feel for what "breaking spades" is like.

Nice sound effects, effective tutorial, hint button--this is a great card app! I even have my 9-year-old loving it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 30 day DRM clock December 22, 2012
By twidget
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Interesting app. 1 star because of the 30 DRM clock. If you don't get on the internet at least once every 30 days, the app stops working. Not good when you're deployed and CAN'T get on the internet every 30 days.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ace of all card games October 8, 2012
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If you enjoy card games and who doesn't you should really try this game that makes you plan your next move without hurting your partner and destroy your victims :-).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Resolution issues, developer not updating on Amazon June 14, 2013
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First off, it's a decent game of Spades with great graphics. Excellent time waster. But...

The Amazon version is two versions behind the free version on Google Play (1.0.14 vs. 1.0.16). I don't ordinarily care what version I'm running as long as it works well, but this older version doesn't properly support the screen resolution of my two devices, HTC One and Asus TF700. It only uses approximately 65% of the screen, making it difficult to see what suit has been led, etc. The two latest updates on Google Play don't have this issue.

I contacted Concrete Software on May 30th and got a very quick response, essentially saying they'll look into it. Good customer service. But since that time, no update on Amazon, BUT the Google Play version was updated again on June 7th.

I suppose Amazon may have an unusually complicated update process, but I doubt it. Feels like they've just abandoned Amazon's app store.

I'm posting screenshots of both versions for comparison purposes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay to Kill Time, but not Challenging June 21, 2013
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The app works. I can say that... For "serious" or experienced Spades players, you will be horrified at the poor quality of play. For example, nil bids (by the computer) or nil coverage (if YOU go nil) are almost laughable. Also, there is no sense whatsoever of bag management. Not for use in terms of improving your game against Spades players with any skill.

I DO play the game simply for entertainment... sometimes to see how many blind nils I can make in a row, or to see if I can pull off a regular nil with a ridiculous hand... but the folks who designed and programmed this app are NOT experienced Spades players.... or are not ale to program the nuances of serious Spades play.

I haven't found any GOOD spades games out there.

As a side note, the book "How Not To Lose At Spades" (two editions) are available from Amazon, and are fantastic for improving your Spades game.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most played game on my android October 9, 2012
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I really enjoy this game if I have down time I typically spend it playing this game there are different types of game play and u can make the game last as long or short as u wish. I I just wished they had more characters.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars unplayable on droid turbo with 4.4.4 November 11, 2014
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This was my favorite short game to play but it is no longer usable on my new Droid Turbo with Android 4.4.4 - the graphics are corrupted for key information. Examples:

Help screen shows the box, but the help information is all strange green squiggles
In the game, the buttons for blind nil vs bid are unreadable
Bidding - numeric value of bid is unreadable. Interestingly, the word "hint" is readable
Names of the other players are unreadable
Scoring - total score for either team along with bag count are unreadable.

At this point the game is unplayable.

Also, a long-time quibble independent of device - even when the sound is turned off in the game, it still makes a fairly annoying sound when starting up (like something falling and then hitting). This is very annoying and should be turned off when sound is off in the game.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Force closes September 12, 2012
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Starting to learn to play. At one point used all my cards, then a dialogue box comes up but before I can read it the game is gone. FC is my guess. Happens every time too. ASUS Transformer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars doesn't work on Fire xhd
doesn't work on fire xhd.
Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Very confusing even checking how to play the game.
Published 24 days ago by Donna Hollander
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
The game is as advertized and very fun to play.
Published 29 days ago by dennis j hopkins
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Graphics are scrambled, unable to play. Delete on reload did not fix.
Published 1 month ago by Nowhere man
3.0 out of 5 stars Is a good game, but the fonts are not compatible with ...
Is a good game, but the fonts are not compatible with the Galaxy S6. You can still play, but you can't see any text, including the scores.
Published 2 months ago by SJL
1.0 out of 5 stars Have downloaded it many times and still can't get it ...
Have downloaded it many times and still can't get it to work on my new kindle fire. Can not read the writing it is just a blurred area.
Published 2 months ago by chris
4.0 out of 5 stars Very well made game. (just get the free version)
Love the game. Graphics are great and sounds are good. It's nice that it isn't easy to see an obvious pattern of playing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Spades Game
The AI players are very good, they avoid taking bags and work hard to set you if you've been nil.
Published 4 months ago by Craig Brummer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I enjoy this game alot
Published 4 months ago by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars This Spades game is Aces!
I have played many Spades games on my phone and tablet, this one is the best by far! Thank you!
Published 5 months ago by Volleydolly
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