Canasta Past and Present

Canasta is the Spanish word for ‘basket’ which was originally used to hold the undealt and discarded cards.

A Quick Look at the History of Canasta: The game originated in Uruguay in the late 1930’s. From there the game spread throughout South America and underwent some refinements in Argentina to produce the game we know today. Shortly after World War II, Canasta made it’s way to the United States where it became the game of choice for nearly twenty years. Canasta even surpassed Contract Bridge in popularity for a brief time in the early 1950s. Canasta is still a popular game today, and many variations of play have developed over the years to allow play for 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 players. Most people today still play the classic version of Canasta which is best played with 4 players, which form two partnerships.

What You Will Need to get Started: Classic Canasta is played with 108 cards (104 regular cards, plus four Jokers), so you will need two decks of Canasta cards to play. Some popular brands like Stingray cards are made especially for Canasta. A special Canasta deck of cards will incorporate the point values of each card directly on to the cards, which makes scoring a breeze. Most Canasta decks will feature a hot vivid design and colors colors to reflect the Latin flavor of the game.

You may need additional decks of cards depending on which game of Canasta you are playing. The following versions of Canasta require the indicated number of decks:

– “Bolivian”, “Brazilian”, “Chilean”, “Cuban”, “Samba”, “Six Handed”, “Three Way”, & “Uruguay” Canasta require 3 decks of Canasta cards
– “Pennies From Heaven” and “Racehorse” requires 4 decks of Canasta cards
– “Hand and Foot” requires 5 decks of Canasta cards.

There are two more items you will need to make your game a pleasure to play. A 2 or 6 deck revolving tray to keep your discards organized, and a 2 column score pad to tally the scores as the games progresses. When it comes to Canasta, both items are readily available on the internet.

Object of Canasta: Is for your partnership to score more points than your opponent’s partnership, Canasta is a race to 5,000 points, if both opponents reach 5,000 points on the same hand, the partnership with the higher point total wins. Points may be scored several ways:

– By melding, in which case you get the cumulative total of the points contained in your melds.
– By earning bonuses based on several factors, such as ‘going out’ first, or collecting red treys, or for making natural or mixed ‘Canastas’.
– Scoring in Canasta can be fast and furious!

A Final Word: Canasta is a fast-paced and exciting game the whole family can play. It is also a great way for friends or neighbors to spend an evening together. The game may be a little complicated to learn at first, but no need to worry, you will quickly learn why Canasta is enjoyed by millions around the world! Be sure to pick up a couple decks of Canasta cards, and give it a try!

Having a Family Poker Night

Poker is one of my favorite games to play and I know many people will disagree with me on this, but I think having a family poker night can be a great thing.

1. It allows me to teach a great game that I love.

I am a huge poker night buff and I love to share my hobbies with anyone and everyone, basically everyone who will listen. If you are like me and Love to play this game then you might try to have a family poker night.

2. You can Use it as a way to pay your kid’s allowance.

I was watching the world series of poker 1 day and one of the people on there said that when they were a kid they used to play poker with their parents. Whatever he won he got to keep and that was basically how he got his allowance. I think that is a great idea.

Most people give their kids chores and pay them based on what they do, or pay them a set amount every week. That is basically training them to go get a minimum wage job. Having a poker allowance shows kids that there are other ways to make an income by being creative.

3. Poker breeds entrepreneurs.

This is my philosophy; playing poker is similar to starting a business. The more you learn the more you make. It also can show you that income my not always be stable if you have your own business. You might win it big 1 month and break even or lose money the next.

4. It gets kids out of the mind frame of get it and spend it.

If your kid is getting a standard $20 a week or something they will probably spend all their money the second they get it and wait for the next week to get more. That teaches them to go out spend all of your money, get in debt and wait for your paycheck to bail you out.

If you are getting your allowance based on how often you win the family poker game. They may not win for a while so they don’t have the luxury of spending all their money and waiting until the next allowance pay day.

5. It makes it more exciting.

Game night is always better when you are playing for something. Playing for money makes it more exciting.

6. You never Know what will happen.

If you play poker with your kids and they do like the game you never know what will happen. 10 years down the road that could be them winning that $8+ Million dollar world series of poker prize.

Tips For Making Trading Card Game

In my first article, “How to make a trading card game” I have written about how simple it is to make trading card game without much expenses than just buying a couple of stuff. But I believe that tips are needed to create better looking cards such that your friends can enjoy the games. So here are some tips which I hope that can help you in enhancing your trading card making skills.

o Get good quality paper. It adds to the presentation and sturdiness of the cards.

o Get your friends to help make the cards. Its not easy to create great cards alone.

o Have a background story. That will make the cards more colorful.

o You are able to buy 4000 index cards for just under $25. If you cut it into half, it will be 8000 cards. Even if you don’t 4000 is still a lot of cards.

o If you cut the cards in half, they will be slightly flimsy; to remedy this you can cover the card with clear packaging tape and then cut off all the excess tape. This way, it reinforce the card and make it shinny.

o Do not make 50 cards at once. Start with a few cards and see how it goes. If the initial cards are successful, then you can continue with the rest of the cards.

o Don’t use all of your best ideas for cards at once. If you make all of the awesome cards first, you might not have any more good ideas for later cards.

o If you really like your card game, try making a game mat where you can put your cards or even make a manual explaining how your game is played. You never know where you might end up.

o If your card game is just for friends, don’t add advertisements.

Finally, you have it. These are just tips or suggestions to improve your trading card making skills. Be ready to get your hands dirty.

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