Spades - Scoring Errors in Single Player Mode

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Spades - Scoring Errors in Single Player Mode

Post by Calufraxis » Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:28 pm


My mother has been playing spades offline for about 20 hours over this holiday break, but she is about to swear off my 360 altogther because it can't add. :)

Here is the deal, 5 out of the last 6 games she has been in first place with a score in the 140s to 180s out of a 300 point game. She wins a hand, and then her score inexplicably drops by 100 points.

Options are 4 singles, standard, no nill, and the default for the last choice.

This is very repeatable, as it occurs in almost every game. The only reason that she puts up with it is that she still seems to win depsite the 100 point reset.

Is there some hidden rule of spades that we might not know of or does the 360 play favorites :).


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Post by grandmaS » Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:38 pm

In spades there is what is called bags........ you get a bag for each trick took, more then you said (bid) you would take. If you at any point accumulate ten bags you go backwards in score 100 points (ten points for each bag you took)

Have your mom watch her bag count and see if this happens to be what is happening to her. :)

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