Monday, November 30, 2009

Finally, a chance to play Rook

During my college years, I played a lot of Rook. I mean a lot of Rook. Pretty much every night until about 2:00 a.m. Since graduating in 1989, I have played very little Rook. It is hard to get a game because few people know how to play and my wife refuses to play with me.

The other day, I was thinking that 3 of my kids might be old enough to understand and play the game. So, on Saturday, I broke out the cards. It took a while but my two oldest daughters and my son learned how to play. After many practice hands, we played our first real game. But, we could not finish it. The kids got carried away with bidding and kept failing to make their bids. It got too late, so we finally said that whoever wins the next hand wins the game. I took the bid and won.

The next day, we played a couple of complete games. The kids are learning more about making realistic bids and how to play their cards. After 20 years, I finally get a chance to play Rook. I am looking forward to many games in the future.