Canasta is also one of the few partnership games (other than Bridge and The rules may seem a little cockeyed, but after you learn how to play Canasta, you'll. Canasta (von span. canasta: Korb) ist ein Kartenspiel für vier Personen in zwei Partnerschaften .. United States Playing Card Company, Joli Quentin Kansil, Editor: Official Rules of Card Games, 90th Edition, ; John McLeod: Canasta [ 1]. Canasta is a rummy-like game with a large bonus for seven-card melds. This page has rules for both the classic and modern American versions Introduction · General Terminology · Classic Canasta · Modern American Canasta.