Questions tagged [canasta]

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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Picking up a pile

We play by the old fashioned (original) canasta rules (not the American). Question is: if your opponents make a canasta, and you hold two cards in that suit, and the opponent to your right discards ...
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Is there a penalty for forgetting to draw?

In a 2 player game, if a player forgets to draw from the stock and tables their first meld (without needing to draw the top discard), would there be a penalty? Or, once noticed could they then draw ...