Finally, an app for Canasta Lovers everywhere!
Compete against players worldwide, old friends you know, new friends you've not yet met, and even the combined experience of many with A.C.E, our Artificial Intelligence player!
Choose to play either 2-player or 4-player modes. Play on-line in person or long distance.
Utilizing the Canasta League of America rules and regulations, compete and track your cumulative score.
* Gameplay feature updates will always be free! *
Unlimited Play for 2 or 4 players
Computer Opponent to practice against or play when internet is unavailable
Create private games to play with your friends with a password
Create a user name and profile to track statistics and rank
Play in an open game with other online players
Spectator mode allows friends or new players to visit and watch games
Live Chat with players & spectators
Automatic scoring for hands and multi-hand games
Score Counter for in-person Canasta games (at a real card table)
Basic Rules explained
Save game feature to return to a multiplayer game whenever you want
Cumulative statistics maintained with your play experience.
Various playing options (to set house rules)
Advanced Canasta artificial intelligence opponent
OFFICIAL APP OF THE CANASTA LEAGUE OF AMERICA
- Fixes for repeating hands
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I’m giving this a three star (neutral) rating for several reasons. Although it’s been a great way to play/practice/learn (using the computer option) during the quarantine and allows me to play with friends when everyone is available, there are several odd glitches when playing with the “computers.” For instance, sometimes the 3’s automatically pop onto the board right after the deal and sometimes they don’t. There are times when I want the 3’s, but once they are placed, you can’t get them back. Second, many times while trying to close a canasta using a natural card, I get an error message that I “can’t close the canasta with a wild card during the initial meld.” It’s frustrating because I’m NOT using a wild card. And then there are other times when I don’t get this message and CAN close the canasta with no error message. Third, and this just happened, I melded first and discarded a king, and when I received my four cards, my discarded king was one of those cards. I know this because there was a six on top of the discard pile instead of my king. Certainly nothing is perfect, none of this is the end of the world, and this is just a game, but I've paid good money for this app and these are issues I’ve tried to address with the developer/founder/owner to no avail. I do appreciate her commitment to the game of canasta.
It’s better than nothing during the COVID crisis
I have several complaints. 1. The worst is you can’t use another application on your phone like checking an incoming text. If you do the game you were playing ends and the app resets to a new game. 2. If you play against the bots you cannot add a wild or joker to a meld that’s has less than 5 natural cards except during the initial meld. 3. There is a pause button but you have to wait the entire 5 mins, you cannot end the pause. 4. There are other oddities and glitches that are annoying.
I do like the ability to play with friends when you can’t get together physically.
While Canasta Junction has been a great way to pass the time I find myself extremely frustrated and want to throw my iPad out the window. I can count on my ACE partner to discard the card that the opponent will pick up immediately upon them melding. I can also count on my ACE partner to not go out when they can leaving the opponent time to close Canastas and go out. I can count on my ace partner to discard an Ace at the end just in time for the other team to pick up the deck and get all aces. When my team does rarely pick up the deck and when my opponent picks up the deck they only lay down a couple of cards until they can pick the deck again. There have been a few times when I’ll play a joker Canasta and then the Ace team also plays the joker canasta. Several times where only two cards are laid down then it’s my turn and we can’t continue because the computer realizes that not enough cards were laid down. Why do I continue? I paid for it and it does pass the time.
- Canasta Junction, LLC
- 167.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2015 Canasta Junction LLC. All Rights Reserved.
- In-App Purchases
- 500 CJ Tokens $4.99
- 150 CJ Tokens $1.99
- 50 CJ Tokens $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.