Question by  Teresa24 (28)

What are the rules to canasta?

I am new to the card game canasta and am having a hard time understanding the rules.


Answer by  mediajunkie (592)

Look at what your player has melded (exposed cards) and avoid throwing them out. Keep 3s for the very end as it prevents the other player from melding and hence taking the entire deck. 2s and jokers are wild cards use them to form mixed canastas.


Answer by  nupsmommy (375)

If you want to win canasta, you have to get rid of all the cards in your hand. First you need 3 of a kind to lay them down. When you have all 6 cards, you get a canasta and 100 points.


Answer by  katherine (161)

Each player is dealt eleven cards and the dealer puts the next card face up for the discard pile. The rest is put face down to make the stock pile.

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