Canasta For Two Players

Canasta for two players is the same as four-handed Canasta except for the following:

  • Each player plays for himself.

  • Each player is dealt fifteen cards.

  • A player cannot go out unless he's complete two canastas.

  • If the player draws from the stock, he draws two cards, but only discards one.

  • If there is only one card remaining in the stock, the last player can draw it and continue as though he drew two cards (i.e. it is a legal play).

  • The penalties for exposed cards and insufficient melds do not apply.

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