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 CANASTA
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Canasta is a matching card game in which the object is to create sequences of cards of the same rank called canastas and then go out by playing or discarding all the cards in your hand.

Popularity
The production of countless variations on the original game of canasta somewhat reduced its popularity from what was undoubtedly a craze to just very popular.

Location
The fact that all that is needed is the playing cards, a table and a scoring pad means it can be played virtually anywhere.

Age
Canasta can be played and enjoyed by players of all ages.

Ability
Canasta is a varioation of the game of rummy, in that it is a matching card game. It is fairly easy to get started but strategy and of course luck play a large part.

Description
Canasta can be played by two to six players. For two, three or five player games each player plays by themselves. In four or six player games, players must choose a partner. The initial dealer is chosen at random, and the deal then rotates clockwise after every hand. Canasta uses a pack made of two complete decks of 52 cards plus four jokers - a total of 108 cards. All the twos and jokers are wild cards.

Dedication
There are numersous versions of canasta - the main version is known as classic canasta. Canasta is generally agreed to be best for four players, playing in partnerships as this is the original version. However, there are playable versions for two and three players. The game ends when a team's total score reaches 5000 or above. The team with the highest total score at this point wins. There are also many variations in scoring and rules which make canasta a very interesting game to play and learn.

Closely Related Activities
rummy 105,

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