Here are the rules of Spades for Two Players.) This is a fun card game that was invented in the 's and became very popular in the 40's. Spades Rules. These are the rules I use for Spades. I got them from John McLeod's eurotwenty20.eu, which has rules for pretty much all card games. (C) John McLeod. Spades is played by four people in two partnerships. The cards rank ace (the highest) to the 2 (the lowest). Spades are always trumps. Each player receives 13.