Card game similar to Rummy, played with two packs of cards. Usually with four players in two partnerships who seek to 'meld' sets of seven cards of the same rank to clear their hand. Variants exist for other numbers of players.

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Frozen prize pile in canasta when all but one player has only 1 card in hand?

What happens when the prize pile is frozen in canasta, and all but one player has only 1 card in hand, assuming no players have a canasta yet, and the player with more cards has already melded-in? ...
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In Canasta, may I discard a card of a rank I have melded?

If you are playing Canasta with two players, and you have 9's down in your meld, can you discard another 9 from your hand?
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When is it beneficial to freeze the discard pile?

I started playing Canasta this past weekend with some of my relatives. We played with four people, two teams of two. I understand most of the strategy for the game, but freezing the pile generally ...
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Is there another good 3 player variant of Canasta?

The only 3 player variant of Canasta that I know is Cutthroat Canasta. Are there any other good 3 player variations?