Point Values in Canasta

Natural Cards

Ace of ClubsEach Ace = 20 pts.

Four of Spades4's thru 7's = 5 pts.

Eight of Hearts8's thru K's = 10 pts.

Wild Cards

Deuce of DiamondsEach Deuce = 20 pts.

Joker KingEach Joker = 50 pts.

The special value of 3's.

Three of Hearts

1 Red or 1 Black

2 Red or 2 Black

3 Red or 3 Black

4 Red or 4 Black

All 8 - 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

1 Red or 1 Black

2 Red or 2 Black

3 Red or 3 Black

4 Red or 4 Black

All 8 - 3's

100 pts.

300 pts.

500 pts.

1000 pts.

3000 pts.

Melds

Natural Meld

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.

Dirty Meld

Canastas

Natural Canasta

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.

 

Dirty Canasta

Aces or 7's - Natural

4 - Jokers and 3 - 2's

Mixed Wild

Seven 2's

2500 pts.

2500 pts.

2000 pts.

3000 pts.

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