Canasis Games: Free multiplayer card games online, board games online, and domino games online

Our game software is freeware, meaning it is totally free with no time limit and it offers 2 player up to 4 player games.

Multiplayer Card Games Online: canasta, spades, euchre, pinochle, and hearts

Canasta, pinochle, euchre, spades, and hearts are all available to play online at Canasis in a single multiplayer download. For online canasta card game players, we have modern canasta (normal), drive-thru canasta, traditional canasta, and the ability to customize your own canasta rules. Online spades has traditional spades, modern internet spades, suicide spades, expert spades, African American spades, and the ability to decide your own spades rules. Next, online euchre has normal euchre, English euchre, 32 card kiwi euchre, and the ability to customize your own euchre rules. Online pinochle has both single pack pinochle and double pack pinochle, as well as the ability to mix up your own pinochle rules. Finally, online hearts has several rule variations to play online against other people.

Multiplayer Board Games Online: chess, checkers, and dots

All three of those games (chess, checkers, dots) are available to play online at Canasis. Online checkers has English draughts (normal), simple US Checkers, Italian dama, Spanish dama, german damenspiel, polish draughts, canadian large checkers, Russian shashki, giveaway checkers (also known as losing checkers, suicide checkers), and of course the ability to customize your own rules. For online dots players, we have simple children's dots, square-It (a more grown up game), and the ability to make your own rules.

Multiplayer Domino Games Online

For online domino players, we have normal dominoes, all fives dominoes, no spinner dominoes, best of ten dominoes, and as with all our games, we always have the ability to decide your own rules to play with.


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Top 10 Reasons To Play Our Multiplayer Games

  1. online games are free (with no time limits)
  2. no long signup needed
  3. many friendly players online now to play against
  4. public chat is clean and vigorously supervised
  5. play thousands of rule styles of each online game (popup list)
  6. easy to use
  7. live free technical support
  8. daily free mini-tournaments and many serious competitions
  9. all online games are in a single download
  10. no slow java loading needed

More Features List

  • change the rules enough to invent new games
  • built-in messenger for convenient private chat
  • built-in color chatting
  • detailed progress stats like your skill rating and winning streaks
  • play 1 to 4 players and even 3-4 teams
  • no boring manuals needed
  • sound effects and voices

If you run a group, league, ladder, or club, you may want to read Why Your Group Should Play Here?


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Canasta Card Game

A canasta card game with full sized cards and 442,368 canasta rule variations. A strategy card game classic enhanced by random sounds, full scoring charts, game stats with highscore tracking. Challenging yet easy to learn with the instant help button. canasta online
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 Editorial Note
Our goal has been reached! We have already made the best canasta software ever created; you will never find a better canasta program anywhere. Canasis has already been recognized as changing the course of canasta evolution and gone down in canasta history with the invention of new styles of canasta. Of course, we are not stopping there so we are still accepting suggestions for new features.
We are also reaching new heights with the number of people playing canasta, its getting busier and busier each day with over 30,000 members and 4000 different people playing each day.

 Rule Options Chart
A quick chart to help you with the many styles of canasta we have. Remember, you can customize the rules to your needs.

Basic Rules
Cards Drawn 2 3 2
Number of starting cards 11 16 11
Game goes up to 5000 3000 5000
Pure wildcard groups allowed Yes Yes N
Aces or Twos are wild? Twos Twos Twos
Pot Rules
Natural pair always needed in meld for pot Yes N N
Minimum initial points needed to first pickup pot Yes N Yes
Pot frozen at start of hand Yes N Yes
    Seperate freezing for each player at start N N Yes
        Only frozen till after player makes initial meld N N Yes
Maximum cards that can be taken from pot no limit no limit no limit
Canasta Rules
Canastas needed to end hand 2 0 2
Clean canastas needed to end hand 0 0 0
Canastas needed for + score 1 0 0
Canasta bonus points count for minimum initial Yes n/a N
Adding cards to canastas Yes Yes Yes
Red Three Rules
Red three bonus amount 100 100 100
Red three draws replacement card Yes Yes Yes
Red three can be thrown (freezes pot) Yes N N
Double bonus for all 4 red threes Yes Yes Yes

 Card Values/Worth Chart
In canasta, each card has a certain value or worth. Here is a simple chart for newbies to use as reference.

Card Value/Worth
black 3, 4-7 5 points
8-King 10 points
2, Ace 20 points
Jokers 50 points
Red 3 usually 100 points (can be changed in rule options)

 Minimum Initial Meld Chart
In canasta, you have to have a specific number of points in your first meld to leave the cards on the table. The minimum number of points increases for each hand as your total score for the game goes up. Here is a simple chart for newbies to use as reference. This "minimum" rule is of course optional and can be turned off.

Previous Score Minimum Requirement
negative no minimum
0 to 1495 50 points
1500 to 2995 90 points
3000 or more 120 points

 Of Interest
Most of the features that have been requested in the past year of beta testing are now available in Canasis canasta for your enjoyment, and many more features are on the way. Here is just a taste of the canasta features:
  • 2-4 player with or without partnerships
  • 3 robots: easy, robot gone crazy, average
  • 442,368 rule variations possible
  • open partnerships option
  • highlighting of cards picked up

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