Sound like a Spades Pro
We want to cover some of the jargon in Spades, so you can sound the part (even if you don’t necessarily play it well). I’m not trying to cover the generic terms here, more of the ones that the old school pros might say. Are you going to fake it until you make it with this? Maybe.
Game setup is based off the most powerful cards in the game
Joker, Joker, Deuce
King High, No Jokers – when you here this things got real. Bring your A game.
Joker, Joker, Ace
Walking the plank – the bidding process
Mississippi – the majority of your cards are a single suit, and typically this is not Spades
Phone Number – Heavy on number cards (could also be a subset of this – such as Calling Jimmy)
Red Army – almost every card is red (could also be the a Marxists reference)
There are 13 books to be hard you are betting on between the table of 4
Dime: The team wins 10 out of 13 books
Flight: Actually bidding 10
Boston: Team wins 13 out of 13 books
Shooting: Actually bidding 13
Set: You overbid (say you bid 6 and you hit 5)
Sandbag: You were too conservative with your bidding (got 6 bid 5)
Bad-Ass (card name) or Boss (card name) Walking the table- the highest remaining card in the Suit (typically jack and down) – (example: Bad-ass 7 walking the table) – won the book with a 7.
Trump: Play a spade when a non-spade was played