Canasta card game by LITE Games: play the popular game Canasta now for free on iPhone, iPad or iPod.
Canasta is a true classic as it was once one of the most frequently played card games. Canasta is still widely played and enjoyed today as it is easy to learn and can be discovered again and again in many different variations.
The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible by playing cards of equal rank (melds). A meld of seven equally ranked cards is called a canasta.
- Completely free and in English
- Original Altenburger playing cards
- Adjustable difficulty level
- Option for improved readability
- Classic rules (adjustable)
- ‘2 vs 2’ or ‘4 vs 4’
The Canasta mobile card game is available with high-quality localisation in the following languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.
Canasta is a real classic for when you’re on the go and the perfect game for all fans of Rummy, Crazy Eights, Phase10™ and UNO™, providing a strategic challenge for novices and pros alike.
If you require help, visit: https://www.lite.games/support/
With Canasta Card Game, we are trying to reproduce the classic experience as extensively and realistically as possible on mobile devices. The app is not aimed at children, but is designed for adults. The app does not offer real-money gambling: no money or real prizes can be won. Practice and/or success at social casino games does not imply future success at real-money gambling.
The game can be played completely free of charge. However, some optional in-game purchases (for example, ad-free time) are subject to charge. You can also deactivate the payment function completely by disabling in-app purchases in your device’s settings.
Last but not least, we would like to thank all of Canasta’s players! We hope you have fun playing the game.
Ratings and Reviews
I did love this game and spent my time playing it..I get tired of the robot. (Is it a robot?) playing against the rules. Yes I get frustrated, not that I’m going to lose but because the rules are not followed. On several occasions I left the game because of this. Thought you might fix it, but no. Now as I’m getting ready to win the game is closed on me.....I want to play an honest game.......
I love canasta this game is fun, I like it. I use to play big time Canasta with a couple different partners. We were really good. No, we didn’t cheat, never! Even when I was teaching my young children to play cards they were not allowed to cheat. I quit the partner canasta because we got tired of being called cheaters. We were good, not cheaters! I am so tired of cheating by a robot (I think it’s a robot). First hand 6 cards, three wild cards. Happened twice. I played the first game and won. I quit the second game. One day I finished a game, which I lost could not believe the cheating. PLEASE FIX IT. I LOVE THIS GAME.......THANK YOU,
Developer Response ,
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback. In the current version you are playing against bots, that is correct. We also know that the game has some issues but unfortunately we're not able to fix them right now due to our limited resources. We are planning to have a big update for Canasta (even with online multiplayer) after we're through with our current main project (we are currently working on Rummy and Canasta is next on the list). Realistically speaking however, this means that the developer(s) will probably not be able to deliver a new working version before the beginning of the next year. We always try to take care of critical issues (if the game is not starting, crashing, working) right away but adjusting the AI and rules has to be done really carefully and is not an easy task to do in a few days in between projects. I hope you can still enjoy the game and we're definitely on it. We will start working on it as soon as our resources allow us to but don't expect big changes to happen in the next few months. I hope I was able to give you some helpful insights!
Hi again. Bernadette beat me last week and almost beat me today.
You have obviously been working on her. She (robot) is more aggressive and doesn't make as many errors... like getting herself locked in by having only one card and needing at least two in order to pick up cards from the discard pile, or in order to make a canasta so she can go out.
Another issue is that sometimes the robot doesn't discard at all. There are others but you are doing well with the tweeks you have made.
If you renamed the robot Maria, I could almost see my grandmother playing with me again.
Love this game
I played Canasta with my Grandmother when I was 4. I'm 72 and play this game most mornings. It's a good game but is amazingly flawed. I've never lost and win in one hand most of the time.
Flaws: computer player:
1. Sometimes doesn't discard
2. Often is fixated with picking up cards and gets down to only one card. You cannot pick cards from the discard pile without at least two cards. The computer has no way of if she hasn't got a canasta on the board.
3. Strategy is missing. Needs to be more aggressive.
Also, I would like to see my stats after fixes are in place. I really would like to lose now and then.
Developer Response ,
Hi Leigh March! Many thanks for your feedback and thanks for listing your issues with the app. We're already aware of some of them and we started working on a complete overhaul of the game, that will not only add new features and functions but should also fix a lot of the issues with the game. However, since this is a really big project in terms of developer power needed, this will probably take quite a bit of time still until we can release it, since we not only have to build the version but also test it extensively before submitting it to the store, in order to provide a good quality. Also we have to keep working on smaller updates for our other games in parallel, especially if urgent issues arise that we cant foresee, which can delay some things too. We're sorry if the experience with the game is currently not optimal for you and hope that the game, until we finish the new version, will remain somewhat fun for you! / Edit 23 April 2018: Hi again, good to see you are still playing! The issues in the current version are not completely fixed yet, you are right. The big update I mentioned in my previous reply is already taking shape and we expect it to be ready in about 2-3 months from now that should fix almost all of the computer behavior too. I know that this is still quite some time to wait but we're positive that it is worth the wait!
Not bad but killed by ads!
The real problem is that every time the ad changes at the bottom the game freezes for 5-20 seconds. Very frustrating.
Otherwise, game is not too bad though should at least have the option of requiring two Canastas to go out. In four player game, the player to the right always takes the pile with one and a wildcard and almost always has black threes to discard. Have noticed that when a red three is turned over to start and the pile is taken by the computer, they do not discard but if I take that pile, I still have to. Also, when I do not have a Canasta and am down to a single card, if the computer discards a card I have melded on the table, into a pile containing more than one card, I can't take the pile. I understand if the pile is a single card because then I would not have a discard. But with multiple cards in the pile, I should be able to take the pile.
- LITE Games GmbH
- 55 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © LITE Games GmbH
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.