Canasta is a rummy-like card game in which the objective is to create melds of cards of the same rank. You form Canastas by melding at least seven cards in the same meld.Can 5 people play Canasta?
To play Canasta, you need the following: Four players: You can also play Canasta with five players (two against three, with one player sitting out each hand) or with six players (three against three, with one of each trio sitting out in rotation).What does La Canasta mean in English?
"Canasta" is the Spanish word for "basket", and presumably was used in reference to the card tray that is commonly used to hold the stock and discard piles. In it's earliest versions it was known as "Uruguayan Basket", and the game is still sometimes referred to as "Basket Rummy".What does Ponytail Canasta mean?
Ponytail Canasta is a variation of the card game Canasta. The rules for Canasta were standardized in North America around the 1950s, it was this version of the game that gained worldwide popularity. In many countries, Classic Canasta is still played in more or less its original form, sometimes alongside a number of variations.