Friday, February 20, 2009

How To Play Nerts....:)

*This is for you Kristi* ;) LOL

Everybody needs thier own deck of cards. (No 2 decks should have the same design on the back) On go each player counts out 12 cards facedown in a stack, 13th face up on stack then 4 (the cache pile) more card are laid out face up side by side to the right of the 13(the nerts pile). Aces go into the middle for everyone to play on. Cards played on the aces are in same suit, A-2-3 order. whoever finishes the stack with a king takes the pile and puts it off to the side. Anytime during play that you can play a card from your cache, you replace it from your nerts pile. When a card is played from the nerts pile either to your cache or the ace pool, the next facedown card is flipped over. In order to get rid of your nerts pile you can play onto your cache piles as in solitaire black red in the decending order, but beware you must use them from the last card laid down. At the moment that someones nertz pile is gone, they call out NERTZ!! Then each player counts what left of their nerts pile including the face up one, take that number and double it- this is your penalty number. From the ace pool all cards are seperated by their back designs and given to player of that design. This number of cards is counted and the penalty is subtracted from that amount. example: say you have seven cards left in nerts pile including face up card... double it = 14. 14 is your penalty. say from the ace pool, you got back 23 cards. subtract your penalty. 23-14. your score is 9. Obviously, if you called "nerts" you have no nerts pile, therefore you have no penalty to subtract from your ace pool cards.

Score is kept and first person to 500 (or whatever number you decide to play to) wins!

Hope this isnt too confusing to everyone. This is a lot more fun to play than it was to explain. :)


Kristi said...

THanks!!! But you might of lost me in the first!!! j/k!! I will have to try it out..

nertzfan said...

It's cool to see others that know about Nertz. You should definitely check out , the site for the National Nertz Association. There is a bunch of interesting Nertz information, videos, and photos there AND you can play Nertz on-line for free. I recommend it to all Nertz players! So cool. =)