Jeremy introduced my family to a card game called Nertz after we first started dating. It is basically group solitaire – the first person to deplete their pile yells “Nertz” and you score off cards played with everyone in the common area, minus cards in your individual stack. So the first time we played, my brother Mark could not remember Nertz and just blurts out “Squirtle!” And so it has been named…

      Whenever the cousins stay the night with us, we always try to play whatever games they feel like and on Saturday night it was all about Squirtle. They were pretty amped up to play and there was all sorts of razzing around the table as we furiously tried to each get through our cards. Yeah, try doing anything furiously after a few glasses of wine! We thoroughly enjoyed them and it was a perfect end to our day.