HomeHow it Works

Canasta on PlayingCards.io

Win points by collaborating with your teammate to form card combinations in Canasta! Canasta is a unique set collection game for 4 players in which each player will collaborate with their teammate to be the first to 5000 points!

Canasta Rules



  1. Canasta uses two standard card decks + 4 jokers.
  2. Players divide themselves into two teams and sit so that they are opposite of their teammate (EXAMPLE: Team 1 - Player 1, Team 2 - Player 2, Team 1 - Player 3, Team 2 - Player 4).
  3. The deck is shuffled and each player is dealt 11 cards 1 card at a time.
  4. The remaining deck is placed in the middle and the top card is discarded to start the discard pile. If a red or black 3 is discarded, another card is discarded on top. If a wild card is discarded, it is placed sideways so that it sticks out horizontally from the discard pile and another card is discarded on top. *For PlayingCards.io, simply offset the wild card so that it is poking out of the discard pile.




The first team to 5000 or more points wins the game!


PlayingCards.io is an online play space which allows you to play any tabletop or card game directly in your browser, multiplayer with your friends, for free. No app install is needed.

Create a room and share the room code to get started.