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At GameColony.com you can play a 2-player canasta against other real players from all over the world. Canasta is played with two standard 52 card packs plus four jokers, 108 cards in all. The goal is to score points by melding cards -- a meld will have three or more cards of the same rank. Wild cards (jokers and twos) can be used in melds.
Every meld must contain at least two natural cards, the number of wild cards should not exceed the number of natural card and be less or equal to 3. A meld of seven cards is called a canasta. If all of the cards in a meld are natural, it is called a natural canasta (500 points). Otherwise, it's a mixed canasta (300 points). Each turn begins by either drawing the top card from the deck or taking the whole of the discard pile if possible. To go out (and thus to end the game) you should have 1 or 2 canastas among melds after melding all of your cards.


Would you like to become a better canasta player?

Official Canasta Strategy and Expert Play is an excellent compilation of canasta topics for both beginners and advanced players. Very useful for online canasta players and local club players. Multiple canasta variations are featured.
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