strategic management spades game assignment

SPADES is an acronym—Strategic Principles Application and Development Educational Supplement; the SPADES exercise uses the card game Spades to illustrate strategic principles.(Please see Appendix A for the game’s instructions taken both from and personal memory of the game as played as a youth.)The SPADES exercise consists of playing the Spades card game and answering a set of questions designed to review the fundamental concepts of strategy.

1. READ:Teaching Strategy with SPADES (see pdf).

2. PLAY: The Spades card game (at

3. WRITE ONE-PAGE ESSAY:What did you learn from this exercise? (MLA format)