Rook card game - 1920s


This is a vintage game of Rook called the "Dixie-Rook Edition with the new game Over the Top and Dixie". It is a trick taking game that gained its patent in March 1910, but we believe this copy dates to the 1920s.

Four players are organised into two teams of two players each, sitting opposite each other. Players must keep their hands secret from all other players, including their teammates. The object of the game is to be the first team to reach 300 points by capturing cards with a point value in tricks. If both teams have over 300 points at the end of a round, the team with the higher point total wins.

Only certain cards have a point value. These are known as counters. Each 5 is worth 5 points, each 10 and 14 is worth 10 points, and the Rook Bird card is worth 20 points.


The cards are in excellent, unbent condition. The box is complete but has suffered a bit to the corners. Grade 3 under Hoyle's Vintage Grading System.