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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Spades Card Game

A spades card game with full sized cards, full scoring charts and game stats. 2, 3 or 4 players can play. With literally thousands of rule variations, you can play many builtin popular styles or customize your own rules without having to download separate games. spades online
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 Rule Options Chart
You do not have to customize your rules, we have many "point and click" styles of spades rules so no experience needed. However, if you choose to customize the rules to your needs, here is a quick chart to help you with the many styles of spades we have.

RULE OPTIONS Traditional  Modern 
Suicide  Expert  Afro
Dealing Rules
Jokers included in deck N N N N Yes
    Remove two of clubs and hearts from deck N N N N Yes
Two of spades is higher than ace N N N N Yes
Bidding Rules
Bidding team by team around the table Yes N N Yes Yes
Regular bids must match number of spades in hand N N N N N
Double nil bonuses (everyone bids nil) Yes N N Yes N
Suicide (must have at least 1 nil bid) N N Yes N N
10 for 200 bidding: 200 points for exactly 10 tricks N N N Yes N
Moon bonus for all 13 tricks N N N Yes N
Bidding for exact number of tricks 1 to 12
Blind Bidding Rules
Must be how far behind (losing) to bid blind nil 100 0 0 100
Blind bidding for minimum number of tricks 7 to 12 7 to 12
Blind bidding for exact number of tricks 1 to 12
Card Exchanging Rules
Cards exchanged for nil bids 0 0 0 0
Cards exchanged for blind nil bids 2 0 0 1
Cards exchanged for double nil bids 2 2
Cards exchanged for blind moon/exact bids 2
Scoring Rules
Game goes up to 500 500 500 750 500
Points per overtrick (sandbag) 1 1 1 1 1
Overtricks per trip 10 10 10 10 10
Penalty per trip -100 -100 -100 -100 -100
Points for nil bid 50 100 100 50
Points for blind nil 100 200 200 100
Penalty for failed blind or double nil bids cut in half N N N N N
Tricks from failed nil bids count for partner's bid N Yes Yes N N
Forced Move Rules
Can not lead spades until spades "broken" Yes Yes Yes Yes N
Must trump if possible N N N N N
Always allowed to trump after someone else trumps N N N N N
Rake'em and shake'em N N N N Yes

 Scoring Charts
A quick chart to help you see how many points each kind of bid is worth. Remember that most of these rules can be changed or turned on/off. This chart is based on the total bid per team, except for the Nil bids which are individual bids seperate from the team bid.

Team Bid   Normal   Exact   Blind   Blind  
& Exact  
Cards exchanged N N Yes Yes
Nil 50 or 100 double
Double nil bonuses 250 or 500
(nil x 5)
500 or 1000
(b-nil x 5)
1 10 double double
2 20 double double
3 30 double double
4 40 double double
5 50 double double
6 60 double double double
7 70 double double double
8 80 double double double
9 90 double double double
10 100 double double double
11 110 double double double
12 120 double double double
13 (Moon) 130 or 200 double

The below chart shows bids where you must be behind (losing) by a certain amount before you can do the bid. Some of these options are can be customized.

Bid   Must Be Losing By  
Nil n/a
Blind nil usually 0 or 100
Double nil (bonus rule off) n/a
Double nil (bonus rule on) 200 or 40% of game end (whichever is more)

 Helping Out
MPI is pleased to announce that spades has been released to the public in the December 2003 version of Canasis. So far it appears to be running very smoothly according to several experienced spades players. If you find any mistakes, problems, or rule options that need to be added please contact us.

If you are a spades fan, we ask that you help spread the word about our new spades by setting your Messenger status message to "spades at". Thank you to everyone who does this.
 Of Interest
Same concept when you play texas holdem online. Online poker allow people to try out games and also provide an avenue for entry into large tournaments (example is the World Series of Poker) via smaller tournaments known as satellites.
  • bid: number of points a player must try to score
  • lead: first card played to start a trick or obligation play
  • rank: highest to lowest card (2, 3, 4, 5..)
  • suit: spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs
  • trump: highest ranking suit (always spades)

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