Card game:Rook

Parker Brothersca. 1955

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The Strong National Museum of Play

This classic card game was designed by George Parker himself, first introduced in 1906, and initially sold under an offshoot of Parker Brothers named The Rook Co. Rook requires trumps, bids, and taking tricks, just like conventional bridge. Rook, however, requires its own set of cards-four suits (red, green, yellow, and black) each with 14 numbered cards. In addition to the extra cards, the game contains a Rook card, always the trump card of lowest value. Two to six players can play at a time; the instruction booklet describes 16 variations of the game. The game has remained popular since its introduction.

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  • Title: Card game:Rook
  • Creator: Parker Brothers
  • Date Created: ca. 1955
  • Location: Salem, MA
  • Subject Keywords: Rook
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, printed cardboard
  • Credit Line: Gift of Charles Courtsal and Lisa Gwinner in memory of Frances Chase Courtsal


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