DUTCHBLITZ and NERTZ
Dutch Blitz is a fast-paced card game that was created
by a German immigrant from Pennsylvania Dutch country.
The family oriented game plays very quickly, and is easy
to learn. It has proven to be very popular with the
Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish community, as well as with
Christians around the world.
The game consists of four decks of 40 cards each, and can be played by two, three or four persons. Each of the four decks has a different design: pump, carriage, pail and plow. Each player chooses one of these deck designs and keeps it for the duration of the game, regardless of the number of hands played. The faces of these decorative cards are printed in red, blue, yellow and green. The red and blue cards carry a Pennsylvania Dutch Boy illustration. The yellow and green cards carry a Pennsylvania Dutch girl illustration. Each player builds three basic groups of cards in front of him from which he will play the game. The groups of cards placed in position are referred to as the Post, Blitz and Wood Piles (Fig.A). Prime object of the game is to build as many cards in sequence - 1 through 10 - in the same respective colors in the center Dutch Piles, for points toward game, using as many cards from the Blitz Pile as possible. The first player to exhaust his Blitz Pile has "Blitzed" his opponents and ended the hand. Cards for placement in the Dutch Piles can also be drawn from a player's Post and Wood Piles. Several hands, or rounds, must be played until a total of 75 points is accumulated by any one player who then wins the game (See scoring Section). Speed is essential in winning since everyone plays at the same time! Dutch Blitz is a fast-moving, exciting game for everyone.
The game of Nerts is also known as Pounce, Racing Demon, Peanuts or Squeal. It is a competitive patience game for two or more players, using a pack of cards for each player (or team). The players race to get rid of the cards from their "Nerts piles" (also kown as "Pounce piles", etc. - depending on what you call the game) by building them from the ace up onto common foundations.
There can be two or more players. It is a very good two-player game, a fun game for three or four. With five people playing as individuals it begins to get out of hand but with an even number of players from six upwards you can play a partnership version; partners sit next to each other and share a pack.
Each player or team needs a standard 52-card pack - the cards ranking A(low) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 J Q K(high). Each deck must have a different back design. There is a variation in which two jokers are added to each deck.
DUTCH BLITZ $10.99
Dutch Blitz is a friendly family game where players try to compose sets of cards out of the deck in such a way as to get rid of their Blitz pile as soon as possible. This game was created by a German immigrant from Pennsylvania Dutch country, and this game is very popular with the Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish community even today. This is a simple game that is easy to learn, and fun for everyone!
Contents of Dutch Blitz:
Nertz is a fast-paced card game played with two Nertz decks by opposing teams of one or two people. While playing cards from their own deck to a team play area, each team is continually trying to first move their cards to a common scoring area. Play is often furious, and collisions frequently happen in the common scoring area while competitors try to be the first to end the hand with a loud and proud "Nertz!"