The Sevens Rules

The Sevens is a version of Canasta in which the rank of sevens has special significance. The normal Canasta rules apply except for the following:

  • A sevens canasta counts for 2000 points.

  • If a player is stuck with more than three sevens in his hand, his team is penalized 500 points.

  • If a side has a meld of sevens, but not a canasta, they are penalized 1500 points.

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