Canasta is the popular card game of the rummy family also known as Argentine Rummy. Use of joker cards makes the game unpredictable and very challenging.
You play as a team with computer opponent against computer team. Pick up cards and fit them into groups (melds). Group of seven cards called canasta and allows team to finish the round. Points go for the melds, the first team scoring 5000 points wins.
Improvements for compatibility.
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The best version!!! I’m not deleting this one!!!
I haven’t played canasta since I was in high school... so I forgot all about it. Then when I received my IPad, I fell in love with it all over again. I have tried many canasta games available in the app’s, but wasn’t to thrilled about them until I found this one. I love the background and card back varieties that are available to me. The most astonishing thing is I love the way they represent their canasta game. The asking "can I go out?". The placement of your cards. The order of the cards is automatic. If you are a beginner it even helps you to learn better. Need I say more.... For me this is the best one. All I can say is try it for yourself... it depends on what your looking for! I’m keeping this one!
Game went haywire.
I was having trouble with the game in that my partner computer seemed to be weird and was playing against me rather than with me so I unloaded the game and reloaded it and at first the partner computer was doing well. Then it changed. My opponents were getting 7 or more cards dealt to them in the initial deal so that they were playing complete sets of 2 or 3 numbers off of the initial deal and two games in a row my partner only laid down cards that the opponent team could use with 2 and 3 black threes in its hand. I can play with a dumb computer partner but when the computer partner is playing every card it shouldn't be I get really upset. If this is supposed to make me want to spend money on the upgraded version it's not working. Before I found that if I aborted the game and restarted that I could sometimes get a computer partner that wasn't so dumb but when the game keeps reverting to a partner that plays against me I just want to delete the app.
Previous review pasted here
I was really enjoying this game and was playing it all the time then the programming seemed to go haywire and my computer partner started acting will it was partners with the right opposing partner. It was throwing only cards that would play on the opposing team and the opposing partner on my left was only throwing cards that I needed. Went from a 95% win rate to 45% wins. Weird.
Crazy Wild Plays
This game is fine when I’m waiting somewhere and want something to do. BUT, there are some extremely irritating things that happen over and over. If I have laid down say, 5 Queens and my partner lays down a Queen, then a wild and then another Queen all in one hand. They dump wilds and if they had just played the two Queens first it would be a 500 meld vs the 300 they just made by playing the wild before the two natural cards! I hate that! The next one is if the partner starts getting low on hand cards and they have a card that would make a 500 or even a 300 meld- they HOLD the cards. So irritating. Next, your partner picks up EVERY pile, even if would make sense to leave it. Last, but not really, just the only other one I will mention: your partner, on a locked pick up pile (two has been played) will start discarding cards that would make a meld vs other cards in their hand. Literally, the deck is locked, you have 6 Kings down and with 7 cards in your partners hand they will discard the King!!!
One other thing- I should be able to see my partners left over hand when the play is over but it’s mostly covered up by the running points. It should be placed somewhere else.
- Sergey Skosyrev
- 37.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- In-App Purchases
- Advanced Features $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.