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Written for beginners, O’Reilly’s ‘Canasta – How to Play and Win’ covers the card game’s origins, laws and rules and the book features practical pointers and suggestions. ‘Canasta’, the rummy-style card game, originated in South America and became popular in the 1940s. Its popularity spread to the United States just before O’Reilly’s official guidebook was published in 1949, when it was also referred to as the ‘Argentinian Rummy Game’. Contents include: foreword - A Game Was Born - for Four Players - The Frozen Discard Pile - TreysRed and Black - Concealed Hands - Pointers and Suggestions - Strategy of Play – Proprieties - for Two and Three Players - Score Sheets - Simple Summary for Beginners - Laws of Canasta. We are republishing this rare work using the original text and featuring a new introduction.