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Card Games > Canasta


 

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Players:2 - 6
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Canasta is a matching card game in which the object is to create melds of cards of the same rank and then go out by playing or discarding all the cards in your hand.

The distinctive feature of Canasta, as opposed to other Rummy games, is that making a seven-card meld, called a canasta, gives the player a huge bonus, and the number of canastas made usually decides the game. Another distinctive feature is that in Canasta, when a player picks up cards from the discard pile, the player picks up the entire pile, as opposed to only the top card in most other Rummy games (but see also 500 Rum).

These differences in rules produce differences in play. Whereas in ordinary Rummy, the goal is to go out fast, and having cards in your hand is generally bad, the goal in Canasta is to build canastas, which requires many cards, and thus picking up the pile is usually advantageous to the player. [Wikipedia]




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lizzardAus*

posted 2281 days ago

I love this game!!! We play it at the dinner table on new years eve!



froggyggAadminus*

posted 2281 days ago

I also love this game. We like to play with four people in partners. It can be a pretty competitive game once you get started!



TRILLIONAIRE*us*

posted 2280 days ago

FUN!



sarah7Aen*

posted 2280 days ago

I really love this game, haven't played it in a really long time though.



Iggy351Aus*

posted 2203 days ago

I love this game! My 2 cousisns, my uncle, and my dad (and me!) get together once a week to play. We get so competetive sometimes that it usually results in everyone ganging up on the person who just got the blowout discard pile (meaning they're winning by about 3 thousand points).



NATIVENECTORus*

posted 2197 days ago

how do i get into a canasta game on this site???



NATIVENECTORus*

posted 2034 days ago



mir77*us*

posted 1898 days ago





posted 1894 days ago

we play it on the dinner table as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



KLee27*

posted 1892 days ago

How do you start the game?? I don't see a button to start playing??????



brain23tus*

posted 1867 days ago

It's just a demonstration, Klee. Love canasta though!



KiraKatytus*

posted 1716 days ago

When all of us get together, my family plays thisand Pinochle all the time.
Do they have pinochle here? Need to check...



Scorefiretau*

posted 1471 days ago

I was looking for this game My cousin taught me how to play .



kittygirl19cus*

posted 611 days ago

( ゚ Д゚)ノ[ ($) ]





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