Hardwood Spades achievements
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Hardwood Spades

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There are a maximum of 12 Hardwood Spades achievements worth 418 (200)

6,011 tracked gamers have this game, 561 have completed it (9.33%)

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Light Packer in Hardwood Spades

Light Packer10 (10)

Complete a game without taking any bags. Earn this in Single Player or Xbox Live play.

  • Unlocked by 5,721 tracked gamers (95% - TA Ratio = 1.02) 6,011  

Achievement Guide for Light Packer

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Danny Dubs 86
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Danny Dubs 86
Achievement won on 04 Aug 10
TA Score for this game: 250
Posted on 04 August 10 at 16:47
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A bag in spades occurs when you've taken more tricks than you had bid - each trick over your bid is called a "bag." So to get this achievement, you can't take any tricks over your bid for an entire game.

Once you get into the groove of playing spades, it shouldn't be too hard to make this happen. It helps either to have a human partner or to be playing by yourself (4 Singles mode), as you can't always predict how the computer is going to behave and your partner can ruin your no-bagging attempt. Set the point limit to 200 and you'll have a fairly short game that you have to survive.

If you're having trouble getting it through normal play, there is another option. Failing to make your bids won't give you bags, which can be easily exploited.

Start up a single-player partners game to 200 points and enable shooting the moon. Then, on the first hand, bid the highest number available. When you and your partner fail to make this 13 bid, you'll lose 200 points, instantly ending the game. In the process, you won't collect any bags, so the achievement will pop after one hand.
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