Rook can be a complex game, especially if you have only played a few times. The best way to learn is just to play…but if you don’t have a few friends to play with, watching a how-to video is about the next closest option.
In this video, I deal out a sample game of rook and talk through a complete game from the perspective of each player. Going through the dealing of the cards, the bidding, gameplay, and even some strategy along the way.
The variation I play keeps in the 2s, 3s, and 4s. This variation is common in Loma Linda, CA.
More information on this particular candy colored deck plastic rook deck can be found at:
Other variations of Rook start by removing the 1s, 2s, and 3s and have the rook valued as the highest trump.