Canasta, a game of the Rummy family was the most popular American game in . The rules for Canasta can be found at the link below – Thanks, The Bicycle Team . KEM ® , and Hoyle ® are registered trademarks of The United States Playing. Die Datei "arkestra.eu" auf dieser Website lässt nicht zu, dass eine Beschreibung für das Suchergebnis angezeigt wird. These are the Canasta rules as defined by " Hoyle's Rules of Games". Diamonds A canasta is a meld of at least seven cards of the same rank. Each player. If you are dealt any threes, red or black, in your initial hand, you should normally begin your first turn by placing all your threes face up in the space that will be used for your team's melds. Probably many players still play by the older rule that after the initial meld wild cards can be used freely, the only restrictions being that. However, it is possible for both teams to meld the same rank. If all of the cards in it are natural, it is called a natural or pure or clean or red canasta; the cards are squared up and a red card is placed on top. However, if the opponents have not yet melded, they must still meet the requirement in order to begin melding. If the top discard matches the rank of one of your partnership's existing melds, you can take the pile if you have a pair of cards of the same rank in your hand and your existing meld has three or four cards. If a player has a red 3 in his or her hand, it must be laid on the table at the start of his turn, and the player draws a replacement card from the draw pile in addition to the regular draw of two cards he or she just made. In some versions including Modern American , the initial meld must be made entirely from your hand; in others including Classic you are allowed to use the top card of the discard pile along with cards from your hand to satisfy the minimum count, before picking up the remainder of the pile. This carries a penalty of 50 points. If this card is a Red Three or a wildcard, the procedure is repeated until the top card of the discard pile is neither a Red Three nor a wildcard. When there are no more cards on the stock a special situation occurs: When you are ready to go out, you may, if you wish, ask your partner permission to go out. Asking your partner to go out is sometimes a good way to find out whether your partner can make more canastas. When a player goes out in one turn 'goes out concealed' , this requirement does not apply. Since a special hand cannot use cards taken from the discard pile this does not prevent dead cards from being safe to discard. Tips A number of rule variations for playing Canasta exist. If I do have 2 sevens in my hand, I can add them and the discarded seven to our meld making a canasta , and take the pile.