This book contains a detailed treatise on Canasta, a card game of the rummy family believed to be a variation of 500 Rum. Canasta is most commonly played by four people separated in two groups, and requires two standard decks of cards. A great reference book for keen players of this game, this book will also be of value to those looking to expand their knowledge of card games and makes for a great addition to collections of gaming literature. Charles Henry Goren (1901 – 1991) was an American bridge player who developed and popularised the game, and who wrote a number of best-selling books on the subject of card games. This text was originally published in 1950, and we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction on the subject.