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Championship Spades All-Stars is a single-player, trick taking, card game in which spades are always the trump suit.

Spades is a classic card game for four people. A game consists of several hands of cards and the goal of the game is to score as many points as possible in each hand. A hand consists of two phases, the bidding phase in which each player evaluates their hand and says how many tricks they think they can take, and the playing of the cards.
Points are scored by making the number of tricks stated, similarly points are lost if the pair fail to hit their target. The scoring system has a penalty system, BAGS, to discourage deliberate underbidding and special bonus cases such as extra points for bidding and taking no tricks at all. The game is played until one pair exceeds a predetermined score.

In this game there are five pre-set variations of Spades:
  • Standard - where the game is played in pairs with partners helping each other.
  • Cutthroat - a three player variant where everyone plays for themselves.
  • Suicide - The same as the Standard game but one player in each pair MUST bid nil on every hand
  • Mirror - where a player's bid must equal the number of spades in their hand
  • Insanity - based on the Suicide variation and involving jokers and blind bidding
The rules of any game can be customised to allow jokers, change the target point count that wins a game, allow bonuses for taking ten, or all, tricks, for making/losing a blind bid and more.

The game has five difficulty settings, twenty four computer players with customisable personalities to play with / against, the card back, card faces, play area can be changed, and new skins, plug-ins and music files can be both downloaded and created.


Championship Spades All-Stars Windows This screenshot shows the game statistics that are available.

Championship Spades All-Stars Windows The game exit screen of the unregistered version reminds the user to buy the game.

Championship Spades All-Stars Windows This early game had the option to play on-line. This function no longer works
Championship Spades All-Stars Windows This is the unregistered trial version so after the sign in-screen there's a reminder to purchase this and other games.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Championship Spades Pro" -- Original title
  • "32-bit Championship Spades Pro" -- Alternate title v4.78

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piltdown_man (151518) added Championship Spades All-Stars (Windows) on Jul 25, 2013
Other platforms contributed by Trypticon (11031)