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!