U3ADenia - Canasta


Email canasta@u3adenia.com 
Group leader:  Shirley Gledhill
Meetings:  Tuesday
Time:  2:30 pm
Venue:  Holandes Errante, Carrer Rap, 5 (Dutch Alley)


Canasta is a matching card game in which the object is to create melds of cards of the same rank and then go out by playing or discarding all the cards in your hand.
The distinctive feature of Canasta, as opposed to other Rummy games, is that making a seven-card meld, called a canasta, gives the player a huge bonus, and the number of canastas made usually decides the game. Another distinctive feature is that in Canasta, when a player picks up cards from the discard pile, the player picks up the entire pile, as opposed to only the top card in most other Rummy games.

Come and join us to play this fascinating game in a relaxed but competitive atmosphere.

If you have never played before, we will soon teach you, but please email to say you will be coming to make sure we have enough tables. Thank you.