## Can you play canasta with 8 players?

Canasta (/kəˈnæstə/; Spanish for “basket”) is a card game of the rummy family of games believed to be a variant of 500 Rum. Although many variations exist for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards.

**Can you play hand and Foot with 8 players?**

The Basics: 3 – 8 Players – You can play with 2 but it would be a really lame game. Play with one more deck of cards than the number of players. The backs of each deck are color coded to help you quickly adjust the number of decks you are playing with.

**How much is an 8 in canasta?**

Card Values In Canasta, Jokers are worth 50 points, Aces and 2’s are worth 20 points, Kings through 8’s are worth 10 points and 7’s through 4’s and black 3’s are worth 5 points.

### What card game can you play with 8 players?

Games for Eight Players

Game | Quantity | Configuration |
---|---|---|

Courchevel poker | 52 | individual |

Crazy Eights | 2×52 | individual |

Crazy Eights Countdown | 2×52 | individual |

Crazy Pineapple Poker | 52 | individual |

**How many people can be in a canasta?**

two players

Canasta can be played by two players, with a few modifications to the rules. Each player is dealt 15 instead of 11 cards and at each turn draws two cards but discards only one. Finally, two canastas are required for going out. Another popular variant is samba, played with three 52-card decks and six jokers.

**How do you play cutthroat canasta?**

Cutthroat canasta 13 cards are dealt with each player. If you draw from the stockpile, you must draw two cards, but discard only one. The first player who takes the discard pile becomes the lone hand. The other 2 players now become a team against the lone hand.

#### How many decks of hand and Foot cards are needed for 8 players?

Hand and Foot is a popular variation from the rummy type game of Canasta. It can be described as a simpler, easier version of Canasta for beginners. Hand and Foot uses about 5 or 6 decks of standard playing cards and is played with 2-6 players.

**Can you pick up from the discard pile in hand and Foot?**

In order to pick up from the discard pile you must: You must hold two cards which are the same rank as the top card. You must immediately meld these three cards (the two you are holding and the top discard), along with any other cards you wish to play.

**How many cards do you start with in canasta?**

Canasta can be played by two players, with a few modifications to the rules. Each player is dealt 15 instead of 11 cards and at each turn draws two cards but discards only one. Finally, two canastas are required for going out. Another popular variant is samba, played with three 52-card decks and six jokers.

## Can you discard a 7 in canasta?

* The pure Sevens canasta must be complete before Going Out. * Sevens can NEVER be discarded onto a bare tray. * Aces can be melded with a Wild card in the team’s Opening Meld. * After the meld Aces must be Natural or Pure.

**Can 8 players play Phase 10?**

Phase 10 is based on a variant of rummy known as contract rummy. It requires a special deck or two regular decks of cards; it can be played by two to six people.

**Can you play 6 person canasta?**

Ponytail Canasta can be played by four or six players using six decks of cards (each 52+2). For each additional player, you need to add one more deck of cards. The player to the right of the dealer cuts the decks after shuffling. The remaining cards from each dealer’s pile are returned to the deck.

### How many cards do you deal in hand and foot?

11 cards

Each player is dealt 11 cards. This first set of 11 cards is called a ‘Hand’. The ‘Hand’ can be picked up and examined by each player. Each player is then dealt a second set of 11 cards.

**How many decks of cards do you need for hand knee and foot?**

Dealer deals 15 cards for “hand”. Player to the right of dealer deals 13 cards for the “knee”. And person to his right deals 11 cards for the “foot”. The “foot” is placed in front of each player with the “knee” then placed on top crosswise.

**Can you dirty a clean book in hand and foot?**

Once a book contains 7 or more cards, it is closed on the table exposing only one card of the book value. If the book is a Clean book (no wild cards), a Red suited card is place on top. If the book is Dirty, a Black suited card is placed on top. Dirty books must contain more straight cards than wild cards.

#### Can you lay down 3s in hand and foot?

Melds are formed with cards from A to 4. Threes, however, may not be melded in a normal way. Red Threes count for a player if it is laid down on the table with their melds, however, it counts against them if it is not.

**What are the basics of canasta?**

You score points by melding cards and making as many canastas as possible….To start a canasta game, follow these steps:

- Draw cards to pick teams; partners sit opposite of each other.
- Draw cards to see who plays first and who is the dealer.
- Deal out 11 cards to each player in clockwise rotation.
- Build the discard pile.

**Can you discard a red 3 in canasta?**

If the last card drawn is a red 3, it automatically ends the game, although the player drawing it may first meld and lay off. (That player may not discard.) If it is not a red 3, play continues without a stock.

## Can you end on a wild card?

Yes, you can end the game with an action card. If it is however, a Draw Two or Wild Draw Four card, the next player must draw the 2 or 4 cards respectively. These cards are counted when the points are totaled.

**Can you lay down a 3rd set in Phase 10?**

A player may lay down more than the minimum requirements of a Phase, but only if the additional cards can be directly added to the cards already in the Phase. For instance, if a Phase requires a set of 3 but the player has four of that card, the player may lay down all four cards when completing the Phase.