Kentucky Discard

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39 reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this game

Kentucky Discard is the official tournament version of the card game Rook (sometimes called Blackbird or Crows Nest).

Rook is a trick-taking game played with a specialized deck of cards. There are four players, each paired with a partner. There are 41 special cards numbered 5 thru 14. Cards are colored Black, Green, Red, and Yellow, and there is one special Bird card (called the rook card in rook).

In this free game, play with 12 different AI characters, each programmed with different skill levels and playing styes.

Each "5" card is worth 5 points. The "10" and "14" cards are worth 10 points. The Bird card is worth 20 points.
The other cards are not worth any points.

The deck gets dealt out to all players and five cards are placed into the center of the table called the nest.

After the deal, players bid on how many points they think their team will earn.

The high bidder gets to choose the trump color, pick-up the nest to improve their hand and then discard five unwanted cards.

The player to the left of the dealer goes first, and throws any card they want. The other players must then throw a card of the same color or the Bird card. If a player doesn't have any cards of the same color, they can play any card they want.

The highest card of the leading color wins the trick, unless a trump is played, in which case the highest trump wins. However, when the Bird card is played it always wins.

The player who takes the trick gets the points from any 5’s, 10’s, or 14’s collected, and 20 points for the Bird card if played. The player that takes the last trick in a round also captures the nest and gets any point cards in it.

Points collected by each team in the round get added to each team's total; however, if the high bidding team fails to make their bid, they forfeit any points collected and the full amount of their bid is subtracted from their score.

The first team to reach 300 points wins the game!

Please note: ROOK® is a registered trademark of Hasbro, Inc. This app is not affiliated with or endorsed by Hasbro, Inc.
Updated on
Aug 27, 2023

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Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

35 reviews
Brandon Vise
September 6, 2023
The game mechanics are fine. But the rule set absolutely sucks. When the bird card can be played at anytime (regardless of what color was lead), it takes most of the skill out of the game, and makes it pretty much impossible to bid with out the bird. This game should adopt the house rules many people play with. 1. Don't allow the bird to played anytime. 2. Introduce the 1 cards as the top card of each color, worth 15 points. This would allow for much more strategy and a more enjoyable game.
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Nina Kane
February 4, 2024
It is not like the rook game. There should be an option to play for 180 points using the 1's. You should program the computer to respond to how their partner plays. If your partner takes the bid, and you have the rook, then you should play it on the first trick, so your partner knows where it is. Never hold the rook till last.
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March 19, 2023
Much better free game of rook than the ones before. The ai needs work. Very first hand we were guaranteed to take so my partner was supposed to play some points and what dows he do? He plays the rook bird. The ads come after someone reaches 300 or so total points which ends the entire match so at least it does not interrupt midgame. You can choose ai players with skill level 1-5 but they all seem to play pretty bad.
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Updated SDK to comply with Google policy