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.
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
• 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.
Solid rendition of the classic Rook game with tons of rule customization options. The UI is fairly clean (if a touch cramped on a phone screen). Unfortunately the AI struggles with certain common sense plays. Your partner understands feeding you points during the trump bleeding stage, but seems to lose track off trump during the late stages—especially if the other team made trump—and won’t feed you high cards before the other team’s last trump cards kick in. For example, there are two trump cards left with three turns to go. East leads, I play the highest card. North, my partner, doesn’t have suit and plays last—they know I’m taking the trick and I know this is the last trick we can take. They throw out a non-point card, then I see them having to play ones and 14s on the opponent’s trumps. While this type of situation is the most egregious and happens pretty regularly, there are other little quirks to their play that suggests the AI lacks any sort of complex strategy. So this is fine for casual time wasting here and there, and may be as good as we can get absent an official Rook app, but it can definitely be frustrating.
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!
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- Robert Wilson
- 18 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2018 Don Wilson
- In-App Purchases
- Independence Day Theme $0.99
- Christmas Theme $0.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.