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.
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Ratings and Reviews
I just started playing and Canasta isn’t the easiest to learn. This app moves fast and for beginners there is no help button but pop ups during the game but some of them don’t help. For example you have to have a Canasta to play last card, but it doesn’t tell you how many cards in a pile constitutes a Canasta because that can vary according to the rules. You can be directed to a set of rules on google, but it’s lengthy and complicated until you start playing. It’s taken me a while to figure out what’s wild and what the red 3’s are in the corner and what black 3’s mean. There is quit a bit to playing this game but it’s fun and fast once you figure out how to play. Don’t forget to go in settings and turn on the “Can I go out?” Message to your partner like I did. My parents played Canasta a lot with friends when they were first married and broke. They loved the game and I always wanted to learn.
Not slow or stupid
If you are at all familiar with Canasta it shouldtake you only a few games to realize how crooked and rigged thisgame is! The opponent team most often makes a canasta of aces in the first or second round. It is so fishy they are 90% of the time dealt so many aces over and over. OR they have 6 cards of the same suit or number and simply add a wild card...BAM another canasta right off the bat. Having played canasta many years I have NEVER seen so many canastas laid out first round.. it just doesn’t happen. 90% ofthe time the opponent onthe left is dumber than a rock but often has almost allthe black threes, aces and wild cards. The opponent on the right always comes up with black 3 discards or repeatedly freezes the pile.
CONSTANTLY. Most of what the opponents do frequently occur
In a real game but these two opponents do it sooooo frequently it becomes majorly irritating. I really feel the opponents whole purpose is just to screw up what should be a thoughtful and enjoyable game. Whoever designed this pathetic version of canasta should consider working counting scales on a fish or counting hangers at a dry cleaners shop....obviously he doesn’t have the skill or intellect to be creator of interesting and/or fair game of canasta. For all the cheating I still managed to win most of the games, but it sure takes the fun out of playing !
Okay, not great!
This game just seems off. I’ve manually counted the cards in the opponents hand and the game doesn’t count correctly at all. 2-tens are 20 points, 2-nines are 20 points, 1-queen is 10 points, 1-jack is 10 points, 1-eight is 10 points, and 1- five is 5 points. That’s 75 points! Yet the score board counts it as -65 points. And when it’s the other way around, I get an extra -10 penalty.
Your teammate is constantly throwing out cards that can be used to go out when it can be used for more points, I’ve played 50 games so far and won 100% of the time. It just seems a bit too easy to win without paying money to buy the medium and hard modes. Another point I have is when you are able to pick up out of the discard pile. It says you need 2 cards or more of the same rank. But same rank is considered by what points the cards are. 3-7 is 5 points, 8-K is 10 points and A is 20 points. Good. But when you have 2 Jacks and your partner has put down Jacks already and you have a King and a Queen, only 70% of the time can you pick up the card from the discard pile. Extremely frustrating when the discard pile has more than 10 cards in it too. This game can be so much better.
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- Sergey Skosyrev
- 37 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
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- © Copyright (c) 2021 Skosyrev Sergey
- In-App Purchases
- Advanced Features $9.99
- 1000 diamonds $0.99
- 4700 diamonds $3.99
- Cards from deck $1.99
- 12500 diamonds $9.99
- Partner difficulty $4.99
- 3400 diamonds $2.99
- Opponents difficulty $4.99
- 2200 diamonds $1.99
- 6000 diamonds $4.99