This game is similar to the classic ROOK® card game*.
Compete against the computer in this classic trick-taking game. Bid aggressively for the chance to declare trump. Take tricks with pointers to reach your bid or you’ll get set!
Play with two widely different rule sets (Kentucky Discard or Western Wyoming) or create your own set of rules to play with any of these options that can be on or off:
• Include 1's worth 15 points
• Low/high/10.5 Blackbird card
• Remove the Blackbird card
• Allow Blackbird card to be played anytime
• Winning bidder leads the first trick
• Red 1 worth 30 points
• Adjustable game winning score
• Bonus for taking most tricks
• and more!
Get awarded when you complete achievements and challenge your friends to complete them. Have fun looking at all of the statistics that are tracked so that you can analyze how you play.
* This is not in any way endorsed by or affiliated with Hasbro, Inc. ROOK® is a registered trademark of Hasbro, Inc.
• Restore the size of the cards.
• Add support for iPhone X
• The multiplayer button has been removed.
I feel really bad that multiplayer has been disabled for so long and that so many people just saw a message saying it was "coming soon". I really did intend to fix it well before now. But my life has gotten more busy than it was before and I don't want to promise it's coming soon. It is still on my list of things to add. I'd love to have a single device multiplayer mode. I'd love to have it work over bluetooth so you can play with nearby friends when you don't have an internet connection. And more. Aside from multiplayer, there are still requests to support more variations of the rules that I'd love to implement and many other features. I do plan to add more features. Multiplayer will take some time and I can't promise when it's coming. Thanks for your support!
Ratings and Reviews
Fun to play but big issues
I love Rook so this is definitely a fun app to play. Thanks for creating it.
HOWEVER, there are major issues with game play that will have you pulling your hair out, namely:
YOUR PARTNER WILL NEVER PLAY THE BIRD OR THE 1 SO YOU CAN STOP FISHING FOR THEM. They’ll throw away a 14 to an opponent’s 1 rather than throw the bird. INFURIATING
I’m not sure how dealing works, but I go through long stretches where opponents are dealt the bird and high cards in every color. Your opponents will frequently have complementary hands and will frequently point each other. Your partner will sometimes have a complementary hand to yours and may point you, but it’s much less frequent.
Your partner cannot be trusted to bid smartly and will frequently get y’all set. It’s VERY RARE that opponents behave the same way. It’s also a fairly accurate indication of who has the bird since I don’t think I’ve ever seen opponents bid above 125 without it.
This could all be because I love the game so much and hate losing, but I wish the dealing seemed a little less stacked and my partner played a little more strategically. That being said, thanks for creating this game that I spend WAY too much time playing.
Just a few more enhancements needed...
This is a great app but the level of excitement could be raised with the following options: (1) being able to choose your partner's level of aggressiveness. "Conservative" would eliminate complaints that your partner overbids you, the more aggressive settings would not let the bid go to the opponents for under 125 points & THROW POINTS when it's obvious you might take the trick; (2) allow your partner to call trumps when you take the bid and have an equal number of cards in each color. The penalty is that the bid is automatically raised by 5 points; (3) allow the option to "Shoot the Moon" and win the game if you play a perfect hand (perfect being defined as either taking every point, or to make it even more difficult, taking every trick). The last two options are popular in East Tennessee where I grew up playing Rook. Thanks again for developing this app!
Really a lot of fun but needs work
First of course is multiplayer but until that is worked out needs to be customizable. Lots of variations on this game. My family in NC don’t even play with the Rook card. We always considered that adding too much luck. Instead whoever takes the last trick gets 20points and also the cards in the kitty. Also, playing to 300 is too short. Need to play to 500. We play “shoot the moon” for 240points plus a last gasp blind “shoot the moon” for 480. Still right now this is a lot of fun, but frankly Zeus is not a very good partner. He doesn’t live by our motto “you can’t them to the bank”
- Robert Wilson
- 17.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2018 Don Wilson
- In-App Purchases
- Christmas Theme $0.99
- Independence Day Theme $0.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.