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Kenny VenOsdel
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I know most card games like this include a "kitty." The bird theme of Rook demands that it be called the "Nest." It's even in the rulebook. I love creating pointless debates about this. The end.
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'Bernard Wingrave'
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In Sheephead, we called it "the blind" (or sometimes "the blinds"). This transferred over into Rook frequently.
 
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Garry Rice
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Every game group I've ever played with has always without exception always called it the "kitty"...therefore "kitty" is the correct term...regardless of what the rules say! Besides, maybe the "kitty" ate the nest, so there is no more nestshake
 
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garry_rice wrote:
Every game group I've ever played with has always without exception always called it the "kitty"...therefore "kitty" is the correct term...regardless of what the rules say! Besides, maybe the "kitty" ate the nest, so there is no more nestshake


'kitty' didn't realize that was an eagle's nest - now kitty is breakfast.angry
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We generally call it the "nest", although sometimes it's the "kitty"

My mom is from Blacksburg, VA, (where I learned to play it) and all my relatives from that area of the world call it the "widow." Sounds like "wida" actually LOL

Totally the best four-hand card game....complex enough to have to think, but you can still have conversation and beerz.

Tom in NJ
where Very Few know Rook.
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Hehe. Our family always called it the "pot" (a la poker). My grandma hated when we called it that, though, so whenever we were playing it with her we had to call it the nest.

Grandma: "A pot's something you cook in or squat over!"
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TallThomas wrote:
My mom is from Blacksburg, VA, (where I learned to play it) and all my relatives from that area of the world call it the "widow."


I think this is a regional thing. My wife was a Carolina country girl through and through, and all of her family called it the "widow" as well.

I learned to appreciate this fine game from playing with them. The whole family loves games, but they almost always played only card games because my dad-in-law was a country preacher, and if he got a phone call that a member or family in the church needed him, they could simply lay their cards face down on the table and wait until he returned home to resume play.

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Gambiteer wrote:
TallThomas wrote:
My mom is from Blacksburg, VA, (where I learned to play it) and all my relatives from that area of the world call it the "widow."


I think this is a regional thing. My wife was a Carolina country girl through and through, and all of her family called it the "widow" as well.

I learned to appreciate this fine game from playing with them. The whole family loves games, but they almost always played only card games because my dad-in-law was a country preacher, and if he got a phone call that a member or family in the church needed him, they could simply lay their cards face down on the table and wait until he returned home to resume play.

meeple


I'm very late to the discussion, but I'm from South Carolina and I've never heard it called a "widow". We used kitty mostly, although sometimes nest.
 
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