Family Games Day 5 – Nertz

by Kelsey Norwood

in Family Fun,Tutorials

Nertz is our family’s favorite game by far. We learned from another family when I was in high school and have been playing ever since. The rules are simple, it just takes a little practice to get good since everyone is playing at the same time and things can get pretty craaazy.

Watch this short video to learn how to play.

And -16 + 3 is -13, not -15, so my final score would have been -13. Whoops.

You’ll want to sit on the floor in a circle or around a table so there is plenty of space in the middle for the Aces. I like to play on the carpet because it’s easier to pick the cards up, but sitting at a table is more comfortable – whatever you prefer as long as there’s room for everyone.

You can play with as many people as you want, as long as everyone has a deck with a different design – I prefer 3 or 4 people because it’s more manageable for my brain. If you have lots of people who want to play, Team or Double Nertz is perfect. The rules are a little bit different, so I’ll post video instructions on that a little later.

Teach your family how to play and you won’t be able to stop!


1 Nancy January 19, 2009 at 7:15 am

Nertz is a favorite of my family, too. We have been playing it for over thirty years – the more people the better. It does get a little crazy, but it is great for eye-hand coordination.

2 Lisa Rounds January 20, 2009 at 10:00 am

We love this game too. Its like speed solitare. It’s so much fun with lots of people.

3 Lisa Rounds January 20, 2009 at 10:01 am

Have you played Skip-bo? That is one of our family favorites too!

4 Adele January 20, 2009 at 6:59 pm

This is definitely our family’s favorite game to play as well.. My mom hates it though because it is too fast for her.

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