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Posted by Whitefire at Nov 25, 2004 5:11:50 AM
Re: Spades-palooza [Dial-up Warning. Many images within.]
[size=16]Terminology

Bags - Another name for Overage Points

Bag Set - When a team recieves 10 bags (overage points) they lose 100 points.

(to) Break Spades - To break spades, you must play a spade as trump when you are void in the lead suit.

Control - After winning a trick you are given control. You are allowed to play any suit except Spades if it is not broken yet.

Counter - See Winner

High Cards - J, Q, K, A

Lead Suit - The suit of the first card played in a trick. You must play a card of the same suit unless you are void.

Long Suit - When you have 4 or more cards of a given suit

Low Cards - 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Mid Cards - 7, 8, 9, 10

Nil - A special bid where a player says they will not win any tricks

Nil set - When a Nil bid wins a trick

Overage Points - The number of tricks your team wins over your combined bid.

Set - When a team does not win the number of tricks it bid

Short Suit - When you have 1 or 2 cards of a suit.

Sluff - To play a card you don't want on an off suit or when it loses to a higher valued card

Strong Suit - When you have a large proportion of high cards in a suit

Tricks - Each play of 4 cards is one trick. There are 13 tricks total in each hand.

Trump - The suit of Spades is considered trump. When trump is played, the highest one wins the trick.

Void - When you lack any cards of a suit

Weak Suit - When you have a large proportion of low and mid cards in a suit

Winner - A card that you count on to win a trick

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