Canasta Card Game in 5 Steps

February 12, 2024
By: First Games Team

Tired of the usual card games? Dive into Canasta, a social, strategic gem! Join the fun with friends and family in 5 easy steps:

Shuffle & Deal

Gather your crew and grab a deck. Shuffle well! Deal 11 cards each (more players, less cards). Decide on partners - teamwork makes the dream work!

Draw, Meld, Discard Master the Flow

Canasta in a flash: Draw, meld 3+ cards (rank or sequence), build Canastas (7+), and discard strategically to help your team win!

Go Out in Style Clear Your Hand & Win

The goal? Be the first team to discard all your cards! Each meld scores points, with Canastas bringing major bonuses. The team with the highest score wins!

Bonus Round! Wild Cards & Strategy Secrets

Wild cards (red 3s, 2s, Jokers) add flexibility! Use them strategically to boost your melds. Think ahead! Plan your melds, discard cleverly, and work with your partner for unstoppable combos!

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