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Year Published
1906
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(17 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Rook
Alternate Names
200
Eagle
Jogo da Aposta
Rook for 2
Le Tarin
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Rook is a trump-based trick-taking game played with a deck of Rook playing cards. It was first sold in 1906 by Parker Brothers. The Rook deck is similar to a standard deck of cards, but has only numbers from 1-14 in four colors (no face cards or card suits (spades, etc.)).

The standard game is a 4-player partnership game with the 1's, 2's, 3's, and 4's removed for a deck of 41 cards (with the Rook card). Each hand, players bid for Trump, and then the partnership that won the bid must make the amount of points bid in the hand. Play of each trick is similar to Whist games like Bridge. The card led must be followed by a card of the same color. A player may play a trump color if they have none of the color led. The highest card of the color led wins the trick, unless the trick is trumped, and then the highest trump wins the trick. The Rook card can be played at any time, and always wins the trick. Unlike Whist or Bridge, the amount of tricks is not important, but certain count cards (5's, 10's, 14's, and the Rook card) taken in tricks are worth points, which is how the game is scored.

The standard game is 4-player, but there are variants for 2-player and 3-player in the rules, and there also are many variations and house rules used in play.

Rook has also been referred to as Missionary Poker. The Rook deck, with no-face cards or suits from a standard deck of cards, has often been a card game played by religious groups who object to using a standard deck of cards.

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More Information Edit | History

Components:

  • Deck of 57 Cards:
    • 14 x Black Cards (1-14)
    • 14 x Green Cards (1-14)
    • 14 x Red Cards (1-14)
    • 14 x Yellow Cards (1-14)
    • 1 x Rook Card
  • Rules

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Jogo da Aposta
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Hasbro Portuguese edition 2010
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Year: 2010
Size: 2-deck card box (e.g. Coloretto)
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Parker Brothers edition 2008 in tuckbox
Publisher: Hasbro, Parker Brothers
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Year: 2008
Product Code: 02104
Size: 2-deck card box (e.g. Coloretto)
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Parker Brothers 100th Anniversary Edition
Publisher: Parker Brothers
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Year: 2006
Size: 7.90 x 5.30 x 1.90 inches
0.50 pounds
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Parker Brothers Canadian bilingual edition 2001
Publisher: Hasbro, Parker Brothers
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Year: 2001
Product Code: C00714
Size: 5.25 x 4.00 x 0.80 inches
English, French
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Hasbro English edition 2001
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Year: 2001
Product Code: 00714
Size: 5.25 x 4.00 x 1.00 inches
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2 Rook for 2 variant rules
These are the rules to play two player Rook using the racks that come with Rook for 2 edition.
English
2010-05-15
5 Rook - Four-Player Partnerships - Playing Cards
Overview of most popular ways to play four-player partnership Rook with regular playing cards - updated PDF version
2007-06-07
11 Rook - Official Rules for Four-Player Partnerships
Overview summary chart of the official rule variants of four-player partnership Rook - updated PDF version
2007-06-06
5 200 (Deux Cents) - Rules
Rules for 200 (Deux Cents), a common Rook variant with regular playing cards - updated PDF version
2007-06-06
5 NatesKentuckyRook-ver3.exe
Nate's Kentucky Rook software (version 3)
2007-04-14
2 Golf Rook.doc
Golf Rook (Variant game using rook cards)
2007-03-25
5 Rook - Kentucky Discard - Official Rules 1
Rules for Kentucky Discard Rook
2005-05-13
1 Card Box - Rook.zip
Make your own Card Box - "Proteck yer Deck"
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Num Ratings: 1678
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