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.

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Last Update: October 12th, 2011