These are the Canasta rules as defined by "Hoyle's Rules of Games". Diamonds You cannot meld sequences like Four- Five -Six. A player can only finish a hand when he has at least one or two canastas, depending on the setting of the.
Players. Any number can play. The game is best played with 5 to 7 players.
The rules to Canasta may seem a little cockeyed, but after you acquaint Four players: You can also play Canasta with five players (two against three, with one. Failing this requirement, he must keep at least one card in his hand. A range of Card Trays is also available. If the canasta contains only natural cards, it is worth more points. There are many versions of Canasta such as Samba, Bolivia, Burraco and it is sometimes spelled Canaster or Kanasta in european. Black Threes may not be melded, except when the player can go out by melding a column of three or four Black Threes. To meet the minimum, a player may make two or more different melds.