Playing Canasta on Yahoo!

United States
December 24, 2006 10:56am CST
I am a competitive person and I love to play games. I became addicted to several online games on Yahoo!--especially Canasta. Canasta on Yahoo! can either be played as a four person game where you have a partner or a two person game where you are heads up. I like playing it both ways. I do have a winning streak that seems to spark a lot of response in whatever lobby I am looking for a game. My winning streak is at 68 games---which is unusually high. Now everyone wants to play me to bust it and I've become a picky player looking for the right person to play with or against. The rules are simple; reach 5,000 points first to be the winner. You get the points be "melding" 3 or more cards or wilds of the same rank (7's for example). You need 7 to make a canasta. 2's and Jokers are wilds and if you use those to make a canasta, you need at least 4 cards to be the same rank. If you do not use any wilds, you will make a natural, or red canasta--and these are worth more points. To me, Canasta reminds me of a glorified Rummy or Gin-Rummy game, but with more cards. If anyone is interested in playing or learning how to play, I'd love to hear from you.
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5 responses
@wvchell78 (564)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I have played Canasta on Yahoo several times. I haven't played lately because I am on mylot or myspace all the time. Seeing your discussion just reminded me of it. Thanks!
• United States
29 Dec 06
You are the first person that has responded that plays on Yahoo! Do you like to play in teams or heads-up? My hubby is on a 68 game winning streak!!
• United States
29 Dec 06
I usually play in teams. My cousin and aunt in New York are usually on there playing so I catch up with them. I am definately not real good at it but it is fun. It sounds like your husband is really good at canasta.
@rmuxagirl (7561)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I haven't played Canasta yet. I used to play spades a lot on Yahoo, but now I play games at gamesville.com I'm not to competative when it comes to online games. I don't think I even know how to play Canasta, is it really like Rummy?
• United States
27 Dec 06
I think so... Here is a link to the Yahoo! games help for Canasta. If you would ever like to play just hollar :-) http://games.yahoo.com/help/ca
• United States
6 Jan 07
I like playing black jack on yahoo and jewel quest on iwon.com I was quite addicted, i also play texas holdem on nlop.com sometimes too.
@momknows (284)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I also enjoy playing Canasta but I play on Pogo. I haven't tried any of the games on Yahoo yet, I'll have to look into them.
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
Bunny2 - Bunny2
I have never played the online version, but we meet regularly with friends and used to play Canasta but now play Bolivia or Samba - variations on Canasta. Love it!