The partner needs a good hand and the person calling nil needs to know proper Spades, which allows you to play 3 random people over the internet. . By our rules, teams bid, not individual players, so single nil is not possible. And finally, we didn't call it nil, we didn't call it mellow, we called it nello.
Knowledge of the rules and game play for regular four- player Spades is assumed in this description. Caution: The uncertainty and individually Missing: nello corporation.
The concept when playing Spades with three people is that each player scores points for themselves, instead of with a partner. Each player makes a bid, and Missing: nello corporation.
3 hand spades rules nello corporation - free
David Parlett in A History of Card Games theorized that modern card-players don't like misere or "null" bids as a bid of "nil" is known in many European games. I think lilserf's suggestion is the best way to go - either eliminate passing altogether or limit it to that one worst case scenario. See Bidding Strategy below. The game I most often play featuring this mechanic is Rage , and bidding nil is by no means game-breakingly good even if you pull it off, since you can score only the bid-and-make bonus that way, and nothing for tricks. This is why sometimes you will refuse a trick, since taking it will give you too many tricks, and you lose points. Apparently I had no idea what bidding nil actually meant. And out of principal I would never blind nil without good reason.