Canasta card game by LITE Games: play the popular game Canasta now for free on your smartphone or tablet.
Canasta is a true classic as it was once one of the most frequently played card games. It is still widely played and enjoyed today as it is easy to learn and can be discovered again and again in many different variations.
The new overhauled version of the famous Canasta app by LITE Games combines intuitive gameplay, pleasing design and advanced customization options to deliver endless fun in this wonderful card game.
When playing offline against the computer, you can alter a large variety of rules and adjust the strength of your opponents and partners to suit your needs. These flexible settings make it easy to relax, to learn the game or to face a challenging opponent when you’re on the go.
For the most exciting experience you can play online against players from all over the world and climb the leaderboards or challenge your friends and family.
- Play offline and online
- Single- and multiplayer mode
- Customize rules and design
- Global leaderboards
- High quality design and animation
- Adjustable difficulty for opponents and partners
- Many exciting achievements
The app is available in high-quality localizations for the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish & Turkish
Canasta is perfect for everyone who loves to play card and puzzle games. If you enjoy Rummy or Bridge, you'll love it.
With the Canasta card game, we are trying to reproduce the classic experience as extensively and realistically as possible on mobile devices. The app is not aimed at children, but is designed for adults. We do not offer real-money gambling: no money or real prizes can be won. Practice and/or success at social casino games does not imply future success at real-money gambling.
Canasta is an advertiser funded app, i.e. ads are presented within the app. If you prefer to use the app without ads we do offer a "no ads" setting as auto-renewable subscription. You have the choice between the following options:
- 1 month for $0.99 or equivalent (subscription renews after 1 month)
- 3 months for $1.99 or equivalent (subscription renews after 3 months)
- 12 months for $4.49 or equivalent (subscription renews after 1 year)
The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
The account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable
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Ratings and Reviews
Hi again. Bernadette beat me last week and almost beat me today.
You have obviously been working on her. She (robot) is more aggressive and doesn't make as many errors... like getting herself locked in by having only one card and needing at least two in order to pick up cards from the discard pile, or in order to make a canasta so she can go out.
Another issue is that sometimes the robot doesn't discard at all. There are others but you are doing well with the tweeks you have made.
If you renamed the robot Maria, I could almost see my grandmother playing with me again.
Love this game
I played Canasta with my Grandmother when I was 4. I'm 72 and play this game most mornings. It's a good game but is amazingly flawed. I've never lost and win in one hand most of the time.
Flaws: computer player:
1. Sometimes doesn't discard
2. Often is fixated with picking up cards and gets down to only one card. You cannot pick cards from the discard pile without at least two cards. The computer has no way of if she hasn't got a canasta on the board.
3. Strategy is missing. Needs to be more aggressive.
Also, I would like to see my stats after fixes are in place. I really would like to lose now and then.
Developer Response ,
Hi Leigh March! Many thanks for your feedback and thanks for listing your issues with the app. We're already aware of some of them and we started working on a complete overhaul of the game, that will not only add new features and functions but should also fix a lot of the issues with the game. However, since this is a really big project in terms of developer power needed, this will probably take quite a bit of time still until we can release it, since we not only have to build the version but also test it extensively before submitting it to the store, in order to provide a good quality. Also we have to keep working on smaller updates for our other games in parallel, especially if urgent issues arise that we cant foresee, which can delay some things too. We're sorry if the experience with the game is currently not optimal for you and hope that the game, until we finish the new version, will remain somewhat fun for you! / Edit 23 April 2018: Hi again, good to see you are still playing! The issues in the current version are not completely fixed yet, you are right. The big update I mentioned in my previous reply is already taking shape and we expect it to be ready in about 2-3 months from now that should fix almost all of the computer behavior too. I know that this is still quite some time to wait but we're positive that it is worth the wait!
I did love this game and spent my time playing it..I get tired of the robot. (Is it a robot?) playing against the rules. Yes I get frustrated, not that I’m going to lose but because the rules are not followed. On several occasions I left the game because of this. Thought you might fix it, but no. Now as I’m getting ready to win the game is closed on me.....I want to play an honest game.......
I love canasta this game is fun, I like it. I use to play big time Canasta with a couple different partners. We were really good. No, we didn’t cheat, never! Even when I was teaching my young children to play cards they were not allowed to cheat. I quit the partner canasta because we got tired of being called cheaters. We were good, not cheaters! I am so tired of cheating by a robot (I think it’s a robot). First hand 6 cards, three wild cards. Happened twice. I played the first game and won. I quit the second game. One day I finished a game, which I lost could not believe the cheating. PLEASE FIX IT. I LOVE THIS GAME.......THANK YOU,
Developer Response ,
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback. In the current version you are playing against bots, that is correct. We also know that the game has some issues but unfortunately we're not able to fix them right now due to our limited resources. We are planning to have a big update for Canasta (even with online multiplayer) after we're through with our current main project (we are currently working on Rummy and Canasta is next on the list). Realistically speaking however, this means that the developer(s) will probably not be able to deliver a new working version before the beginning of the next year. We always try to take care of critical issues (if the game is not starting, crashing, working) right away but adjusting the AI and rules has to be done really carefully and is not an easy task to do in a few days in between projects. I hope you can still enjoy the game and we're definitely on it. We will start working on it as soon as our resources allow us to but don't expect big changes to happen in the next few months. I hope I was able to give you some helpful insights!
Canasta. I hate the new Canasta game it is ruined I wrote this review when it was good and fun
This game is fun and I have played it all my life, it’s fun I can play as fast as I want to play, my problem is I live by myself and have no one to play with, now with my iPad I can play when I want and as fast as I want and It’s like you have a game of 2 or 4 players 💞so I Love this Game it is like I have real Players💞.
I wrote this review because it was fun to play it, now you have changed it and it doesn’t look the same or play the same It is awful and I Hate it. please please fix it back again
Developer Response ,
Hi pizles! Thanks for your feedback. We tried to keep the playing scene as close to the previous version as possible. We are already working on improving the game based on the feedback we receive. Making the cards easier to read is already on the list for example! You can also adjust the layout a little bit in the settings, like hiding the card counter for example or changing animation speed. The only way to play the old version is to use the gold version (http://bit.ly/LG_CanastaGold) which is the ad free variant of the game. However, it is not being supported by us anymore, meaning that the download is at your own risk.
- LITE Games GmbH
- 371 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © LITE Games GmbH
- In-App Purchases
- No Ads 1 Month $0.99
- No Ads 1 Year $4.49
- No Ads 3 Months $1.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.