Canasta Books

Canasta RulesCanasta is a member of the Rummy family of card games. It was developed in Argentina and Uruguay in the 1940's, exploded onto the public consciousness in the 1950's, and has remained a popular game ever since. The object of the game is to score points by making melds, which is a set of three or more cards of the same rank, regardless of suit. The game uses 108 cards - two 52-card decks plus four jokers. Canasta is usually played as two-on-two partnerships.

The following Canasta books include instruction books, strategy guides, tutorials, and more:

Featured Canasta Books

  • Canasta - How To Play And WinCanasta - How To Play And Win
    A reprint of a vintage book on Canasta, written by Ottilie Reilly. Includes the official rules and pointers for play.

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Note: Most of the previous books are reprints of older titles. New Canasta books are scarce for some reason. Another resource for those who wish to learn Canasta are the Canasta Rules listed on this site, as well as on

Also worth investing in is a general Card Games Rule Book, which contains rules for Canasta as well as numerous other card games.

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Last Update: October 12th, 2011