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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Pinochle Card Game

A pinochle card game with full sized cards, full scoring charts and game stats. 2, 3 or 4 players can play. With over 400,000 rules variations you can play Double or Single pack or customize your own rules without having to download separate games. pinochle online
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 Rule Options Chart
A quick chart to help you with the many styles of pinochle we have. Remember, you can customize the rules to your needs.

(Double Pack)  
Single Pack
Basic Rules
Decks to use 4 2
9's included in deck N Yes
All points and scores x10 (Aces 100 style) N Yes
Hidden melding N N
Forced Move Rules
Must follow lead suit if possible Yes Yes
Must beat highest card so far (crawl) if possible Yes Yes
Must trump if possible Yes Yes
Always allowed to trump after someone else trumps  N N
Other Rules
Minimum bid 50 25 x10
Minimum bid increase of 5 starts at 60 100 x10
Bid winners can exchange how many cards 0 4
Must have marriage in suit to select suit as trump Yes N
Scoring Rules
Games goes upto 500 150 x10
Minimum meld points for bid winner to score 20 0
    Failing to meet min, gets deducted bid amount N N
Minimum meld points during tricks to score 20 0
Extra score for duplicate sequences Yes Yes
Bonus points for last trick 2 1

 Meld Points Chart
A quick chart to help you calculate meld points, please keep in mind that some of the below may not be valid depending on rule options.

MELD POINTS Single  Double  Triple  Quadruple 
Type I (Runs and Marriages)
Run of trump (J,Q,K,10,Ace) 15 150 225 300
Royal marriage (Q and K) of trump 4 8 12 16
Regular marriage (Q and K) 2 4 6 8
Type II (Arounds)
9 of all suits - - - -
J of all suits 4 40 60 80
Q of all suits 6 60 90 120
K of all suits 8 80 120 160
10 of all suits - - - -
Aces of all suits 10 100 150 200
Type III (Other)
Pinochle (J of diamonds and Q of spades) 4 30 60 90
Deece (9 of trump) 1 2 3 4

 Upcoming Features
The below features are on our pinochle todo list but we do not know for sure if or when they will be finished.
  • begin ratings
  • kitty cards rule option
  • add easy robot
  • view bidding history button
  • exchanging cards rule option
 Helping Out
MPI is pleased to announce that pinochle has been released to the public in the June25 version of Canasis. So far it appears to be running very smoothly according to several experienced pinochle players.

If you are a pinochle fan, we ask that you help spread the word about our new pinochle by setting your Messenger status message to "pinochle at". Thank you to everyone who does this for canasta or pinochle.
 Of Interest

  • bid: number of points a player must try to score
  • lead: first card played to start a card or obligation play
  • pass: discontinue bid
  • rank: highest to lowest card
  • suit: spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs
  • trump: highest ranking suit. player who wins bid names a suit the trump
  • meld: points received from the cards dealt
  • common marriage: king and queen of the same non-trump
  • royal marriage: king and queen of the same trump
  • marriage: king and queen of the same suit

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