What does the term "books made" mean in regards to the card game spades? The King...

Spades is a plain-trick game in which spades are always trumps. "Books made" are actually the number of tricks bid in each hand.

In this game, all four players bid a number of tricks. Each team adds together the bids of the two partners, and the total is the number of tricks that team must try to win in order to get a positive score.

Sources suggest that the bidding begins with the player to dealer's left and continues clockwise around the table. Everyone must bid a number, and in theory any number from 0 to 13 is allowed. Unlike other games with bidding, there is no requirement for each bid to be higher than the last one, and players are not allowed to pass. There is no second round of bidding - bids once made cannot be altered.

A side that takes at least as many tricks as its bid calls for receives a score equal to 10 times its bid. Additional tricks (overtricks) are worth an extra one point each.

For more details, check out Spades – Card Game Rules at Pagat.com.

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Friday, January 06 2017
Source: https://www.pagat.com/boston/spades.html

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