Canasta Junction 9+

The Official App of the CLA‪™‬

Canasta Junction, LLC

    • 4.6 • 6.8K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases




The #1 Modern Canasta app!

Play now for free the most exciting and competitive variation of the card game Canasta!

If you know what Canasta is, you’re aware that there are different Canasta variants: Modern Canasta (also known as American Canasta), Classic Canasta, Hand and Foot Canasta, Samba, Buraco, Canastra, Burraco, Tranca, and more.

While the mechanics are similar to Gin or Rummy, Modern Canasta is the ultimate version of the original Canasta, an exciting card game created in Uruguay in the 1930s. If you already know how to play Gin, Rummy, or any other variant of Canasta, you’ll love Modern Canasta! If you are not yet a card player, you just found the perfect card game to start with!


You can play Canasta Junction by downloading the application from the App Store, or you can play it using any web browser on your computer.

Canasta Junction is for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or an expert!

You choose the type of play: Live Play (multiplayer), Duplicate, or Solitaire:

◆ Live Play: play and chat with friends or sit at a random table and make new ones! You may also create your own table for a private game and decide what the house rules will be. And if a player is late, you can start with a robot!

◆ Duplicate: compete with other participants by playing the very same hands! Here is how it works: in each duplicate tournament you play six hands against our robots, and then your final score gets ranked against many other players. Tournaments are held daily. Rule out luck and show you are the King/Queen of Canasta Junction!

◆ Solitaire: play a match of Canasta with three robots. You can practice at any time of the day for free! All completed hands give you experience points. The more you practice and play, the higher your Canasta Junction Rank will be!


Just like Bridge, Gin, or Rummy, Canasta Junction has a big community of passionate players where you can make new friends!

Download our Canasta Junction app for free and start practicing with robots. Then, subscribe to Live Play and play with real people.

A newsletter is sent every week to the community, with product and community news, game strategy tips, charity fundraisers, cruise and retreat opportunities, and more.

Also, Canasta Junction has a Facebook page, so don’t hesitate to subscribe to access the latest news about the game!

To join the Facebook Canasta Junction page, visit


Canasta Junction is made available under the standard Apple Terms of Use (EULA):

What’s New

Version 4.9.2

Dear Canasta Junction community, CJ 4.9.2 is now available:

- Sign In & Sign Up improvements for more clarity
- Bug fixing: App freezes when getting a special hand

Update now and enjoy Canasta Junction!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.8K Ratings

6.8K Ratings

Glassbygayle ,

Reverse technology

Help! I feel like I’ve gone back in time…the new version of CJ is awful. Print is too small, cards are too small. (You know these are mostly boomers playing this game. )
Game cards fly around too fast. The analog clock was better, it was easier to get a quick view of remaining time. At the conclusion of a hand you can’t see your partner or opponent’s left over cards so you can’t see if you would have made that wild card canasta or 7s canasta.
The opening screen has no aesthetic value at all, but makes it feel like some guy did the layout in his basement without knowledge of current technology. Really, I don’t think anyone likes the new version better. I may stop playing because I find the changes annoying.
First Murphy law; Don’t fix what is not broken!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. CJ 4.1 is now available and you can update it on the App Store. Many of the topics you named are included in this version. In case you need further support, please contact and our team will be happy to assist you.


Game Freezing

I have been using the Cansta Junction Ap for at least 2 years. I pay yearly for it. About 6 weeks ago the ap stopped working. I was able to reach the developer who was able to restore it after about an hour of trying. It was put on my apple computer because we couldn’t get it on the iPad, which is how I usually play. We also couldn’t get it on my iphone. I paid a second subscription fee that was to be removed after two weeks if it was running well. It was.
It came back to both my iPads and phone.

Now, it has stopped working again! I’ve reached out to the developer twice, and left a message on the ap service site. Still
NO CANASTA JUNCTION! This is not just my problem now, but the other players who have set aside time for our games. I’ve contacted Apple and everything is fine from their vantage point on my iPad.

To pay twice for something that still is freezing up, makes no sense. If this is not fixed soon, I’ll let many more people know about this issue.

Has anyone else had this problem and how did you resolve it??

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry your experience is not going well. Please notice we have a new version available that solves the issues you reported.

In case you need support, please contact us at and our team will be happy to assist you.

Vhcyaa ,

Not loving it

A few issues with this game. First, since it automatically pulls the threes, it takes away at least one splash hand. The straight. My biggest issue is the computer constantly gives the robot opponents unbelievable hands. It’s not uncommon for an early play of three aces by the competitor on the left, and then the one on the right is immediately able to take it to six cards. There are multiple other examples. I’ve had multiple hands without getting any wild cards. The robot opponent is provided the cards that takes it to a win. When trying to play with live opponents, there are multiple joining errors. No explanation other than an error occurred. Another issue is it’s tough to find live players that allow newer CJ players, due to low rank as a newbie. Overall it’s frustrating.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback! We are committed to making the AI side of the app work much better, and your input is so valuable to us to identifiy what we should review. We will definitely work on make fairer game conditions. If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate in contacting us at:

App Privacy

The developer, Canasta Junction, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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