Chilean Canasta Rules

Chilean Canasta is a version of Canasta using either three or four decks, plus sequence melds and wildcard melds as in Samba and Bolivia.

Chilean Canasta (sometimes called just "Chile") may be played with either three decks (162 cards) or four decks (216 cards, including 8 jokers).

In addition to standard mixed and natural canastas, Chilean Canasta allows you to create sequence melds (3 to 7 cards of the same suit in consecutive sequence, with no wildcards) as in Samba, and wildcard melds (three or more, any combination of jokers and twos) as in Bolivia.

Chilean Canasta Links

  • Copag - This site refers to the game as "Tranca"

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