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Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
3:36 pm
blitzqueen Hi! So excited to find a Dutch Blitz following online. I wish someone would organize a club or tournament.

To the old man (you know who you are): you can join as many forums as you want, you'll still never beat me in Blitz! Ha, ha! xoxo

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2006
9:43 pm

A Dutch Blitz community?! Too good to be true.

My brother learnt it whilst living in England and when he came home last year he taught it to me and I've been hooked since, He even bought me my own set.

I've since taught quite a few of my friends how to play and I must say that people have really taken to it.

And does anyone else absoloutely hate it when you have to stop a game before it's really finished? So frustrating.

current mood: shocked

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Thursday, December 1st, 2005
5:40 pm - Question..

Does anyone know any good rules for playing with only two people? Sometimes when Creig and I play we get stuck not being able to play (usually because too many 1's are in the blitz piles and we can't get to them). Anyone know how to make the game fun with just two?

current mood: curious

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Saturday, November 26th, 2005
10:45 am - You might be addicted to Dutch Blitz

You might be addicted to Dutch Blitz if...

5. You debate about whether one of the colors is really red or orange.
4. You are unphazed by repeated loses, as long as you can keep playing!
3. You create and post in an LJ community all about Dutch Blitz.
2. You do exercises to a) increase your reflects, or b) lengthen your reach.
1. You can't wait long enough for a real deck of Dutch Blitz to be shipped, so you made your own homemade version to tide you over.


Guilty, anyone?

current mood: giggly

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10:12 am - Handicap version

Hey, speaking of different versions, I forgot to share one that my family made up yesterday. Since one person usually wins (hehe me) we came up with a way to slow me down a little. Normally we start with 10 cards in the Blitz pile. Well everytime someone said Blitz, they had to add one to their Blitz pile in future rounds. This only works well if you are required to say Blitz when empty your Blitz pile. I got up to 14 cards in my Blitz pile. I was still having fun with the added challenge and my family got more playing time and a few more chances to say Blitz themselves, so it was a good idea for us.

current mood: cheerful

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9:50 am - Woohoo!

I love Dutch Blitz! I remember when I was first introduced to the game. I was an exchange student in Germany when I was 16. I was babysitting four children and the youngest showed me the colorful cards and asked me to play. First I watched the four children play it together. Man they were fast! It looked like a lot of fun, so I jumped in next time they played. I got beat by a five-year-old. :/ Haha.

Turns out that my parents also were taught the game from some church friends. When I came back to America they had a deck. My playing seemed to improve a LOT as I appeared unstoppable against my parents. Then the power shifted. My little brother wanted to play. Ah, victory was nice while it lasted. He's got awesome refects and is a real challenge to play against.

On Thanksgiving we introduced the game to my husband, pastorcreig, who started this community. He immediately got super excited about the game (although he came in last every time we played!) hehe. He is hilarious to play with because he bursts out with "OOhhh ooohh ahhh yes whahaha ahhhahhaa" and other odd noises randomly as he plays. Whenever he gets on a roll and can play a few cards in a row he bubbles over with excitement and speeds up, usually making broad piles of cards, rather than stacks.

It reminds me of one Christmas when I got my mom the new Uno, where you push the button and the machine spits cards at you. EVERY time the machine spit out cards, Mom burst out laughing. It was awesome.

Speaking of Moms, I got so tickled last night when we showed the game to Creig's mom. She spent all her time building up the three cards in front of her, instead of emptying her blitz pile and getting cards out in the middle. Then she had a run of 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and she just grabbed the 4 out of the middle of it and played it on a stack. LOL. When I told her that she could only play the 2, she said, "Where?!?". Hehe. Fun times.

Anyway, I hope anyone reading this will join and share how you were introduced to the game and some fun memories. If you've got any new variations, let us know! :D

current mood: chipper

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