#2 BEST FAMILY CARD GAME

DUTCH BLITZ - FASTEST CARD GAME

Developed in Pennsylvania Dutch country, Dutch Blitz is a card game that’s exciting to play and easy to learn! Perfect for family game nights, or to play with a group of good friends, you’ll enjoy spirited competition as you try to get rid of your 10-card Blitz pile before anybody else.

Is It Easy? 

Not as easy as it sounds, though, because players don’t take turns! You have to be the fastest to place your cards in sequence and in the same respective colors on the center Dutch piles while using as many cards from your Blitz Pile as possible. When your Blitz Pile has been exhausted, you’ve won! 

The Dutch Have A Vonderful Goot Game

By: Stephen spelled with a ph

DUTCH BLITZ FAST PACED FUN FOR EVERYONE

   Indeed I received an email last week asking if I was really a doctor. Actually, those who have earned their doctorates use PHD, not PH.  I enjoy brevity and have noticed people do not always know how to pronounce my first name, some saying Steve. As a result, I play upon the PH sound because it makes my life a little less complicated. Now for a night of fun, I highly recommend Dutch Blitz.  Most importantly, once you get the hang of slapping cards down quickly, and adjusting normal card play with a fast and unbridled movement of the hands, you will find Dutch Blitz an incredible card game.  One with all the marks of what we at Best Family Card Games call the “best”.  Moreover, easy to learn and competitive.  Furthermore, all ages can participate.

BLITZ HAS A HISTORY  

    There seems to be a long history with this game originating in Pennsylvania.  Their website indicates it was the Amish who enjoyed playing the game so much, it resulted in a commercial product that was sold to mom and pop stores throughout the Dutch country as they liked to call it.  Then it spread to church groups outside the Amish community.  Thus word of mouth became the driving force behind this game leading to what is now sold nationwide via the internet and specialty stores coast to coast. 

   Try it….4 people are best and can be quite challenging when keeping score.  It can take some skills where certain players seem to have that magical ability to manage their cards and play what is needed. But in my experience, once all players develop a rhythm, the game of speed involves all and can be one crazy time. 

THE DUTCH PLAY 

    Think about it….you have the early stages of solitary.  One must quickly play cards in the middle of the table starting with a 1, then a 2, then a 3, and so on….while they can build downward in their own piles, starting with any number, for example, a 10, then a 9, then an 8, and so on….but like solitary, instead of red and black, you have boy and girl.  With the objective to get rid of your cards first.  Points are tabulated based on the cards slapped down by all players and the first person to yell “blitz” is not always the person with the most points.  Love to hear your opinion after you have played the game.

SPEED IS NOT MY TALENT