Dutch Blitz

Dutch Blitz rules

Dutch is a card game that combines memory and tactics and is very popular in the evening for 2 to 6 players. Played in several rounds, the aim is to get rid of the strongest cards to finish the game with the fewest points possible.


  • Packs of 52 cards, without jokers.

Set up

  • Shuffle and mix the cards.
  • Each player receives 4 cards; this is their deck.
  • Be careful! Do not look at the cards.
  • Line up your cards face down in front of you.
  • At the beginning of the game, each player is allowed to look at and memorise 2 cards from their deck.
  • The rest will form the deck.
  • Discard the first card from the deck.
  • Play clockwise.

How do you play?

  • During his turn, the player is entitled to one of the following actions.
  • Discard one or more cards
  • Each player can discard one or more cards from their hand at any time.
  • Any discarded card must be of the same value as the first card in the discard pile.
  • If you make a mistake, you must draw a penalty card and add it to your hand, and drink 2 sips.

Drawing a card

  • Draw a card.
  • If it doesn’t suit you, you can discard it.

Draw a card and exchange it for a card from your deck

  • Draw a card.
  • Look at a card from your deck.
  • You must keep the card you drew and discard the card you looked at.

Take the first card from the discard pile

  • Take the first card from the discard pile.
  • Swap it with one of the cards in your deck.

Special cards

  • Some cards have a special effect.
  • When they are discarded, their effect is applied.
Red KingAll players take 5 sips.
QueenLook at a card from your deck.
JackAll players take 3 sips.
7Swap one of your cards for an opponent’s card without looking at them.

End of a round

  • As soon as a player feels that he has fewer points than his opponents, he announces “Dutch”.
  • A final round is played and the cards are revealed.
  • The points are counted and the player with the fewest points wins the round.
  • The role of first player is passed to the player to the left of the winner.

The points

2 à 10 The value shown
Black King13
Red King0

End of the game

  • As soon as a player scores 100 points, the game ends.
  • The player with the fewest points wins the game.