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Card Games Cafe is still in its infancy, but the site has started receiving some search engine traffic. And people who visit websites through search engines are looking for answers to questions. (And in the case of this website, they're looking for answers to questions about card games.) This page serves as a place for us to answer some of the questions people have been asking in order to find the site.
I'll start with the most commonly asked questions that people are looking for, then move on to some of the less frequently asked questions.
I'm not entirely sure of what someone searching for "cutthroat spades" is looking for, but I'd imagine it's something similar to one of these questions:
What is cutthroat spades?
Cutthroat spades is a three player version of spades where each player gets 17 cards and plays for herself. (You don't have a partner in cutthroat spades.) Each player can bid anywhere between 0 and 17 tricks - in that respect, it's pretty much the same as any other spades game.
In fact, the only real difference between cutthroat spades and a normal spades game is that you don't play with a partner; it's every man for himself.
Where can I play cutthroat spades online?
You can play cutthroat spades online at Spadester. Click on the banner for more information about Spadester:
How do you play cutthroat spades?
How DO you play cutthroat spades? Very carefully, of course. Actually, see my answer to "What is cutthroat spades?" above. Cutthroat spades is played almost exactly like regular spades, only you play with 3 people instead of 4 and there are no partners.
People show up here looking for the word "Spadester" in Yahoo pretty often. I can imagine that there are a lot of questions about Spadester that people might be curious about:
Who owns and operates Spadester?
Spadester is owned and operated by Time Control in Cyprus. The company also owns Heartster.com, which operates an online hearts game.
Where is Spadester based?
Spadester is based in Cyprus.
Where can you play games at Spadester from?
People from the USA can play spades for real money at Spadester from most states, but some states have laws in place which forbid playing games for money online (even games of skill). Some of these states include: Arizona,Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Vermont.
How do you play spades on Spadester?
First you have to know how to play spades. Then you download the software and read the rules and how to play sections on the Spadester website. Then deposit some money and start playing. It's really just about that easy. If you can play poker online, or blackjack online, then you can figure out how to play spades online too.
Why would someone play spades at Spadester?
There are lots of reasons why someone would want to play spades at Spadester. For one thing, someone would play spades at Spadester just because they like playing spades. Another reason to play spades at Spadester is the opportunity to meet other people online with similar interests. And a lot of people are naturally competitive and enjoy showing off their superior skills playing spades. And you can win money playing there.
What games are available at Spadester?
Well, spades is the main game available at Spadester. (Duh.) But Spadester does offer 3 different versions of Spades:
I'll be adding more questions and answers related to card games here soon.
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