Canasta is a classic card game that originated in Uruguay in the 1940's. It became immensely popular in the United States of America during the 1950's and was at one time the most popular of all card games. But even today Canasta is still played a lot in Europe. Canasta is a card game that is suitable for both beginners and advanced players because Canasta is such an easy to learn card game and because there are so many variations.
Canasta Playing Cards
Canasta is an adult card game that can be played with a minimum of two and a maximum of six players. Canasta is played with two decks bridge size playing cards with 54 playing cards each, 52 cards plus 2 Jokers. If you are going to play Canasta with 6 players, you need 3 decks of Canasta playing cards.