Each Ace = 20 pts.
4's thru 7's = 5 pts.
8's thru K's = 10 pts.
Each Deuce = 20 pts.
Each Joker = 50 pts.
The special value of 3's.
1 Red or 1 Black
2 Red or 2 Black
3 Red or 3 Black
4 Red or 4 Black
All 8 - 3's
A meld consists of a group of cards with the same numerical rank, with or without the addition of wild cards.
A meld is only valid if it has at least two or more natural cards, and no more than two wild cards.
Point values are added per face values above.
A canasta is a meld that contains seven total cards. Once there are 7 cards no more cards can be added.
A natural (left) canasta is a meld that contains seven natural cards (no wild cards) and scores for 500 pts.
A dirty canasta (right) is a meld that contains five or six of the same cards along with one or two (respectively) wild cards and scores 300 points.
Aces or 7's - Natural
4 - Jokers and 3 - 2's
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