Playing Canasta by Riva Software

Playing Canasta by Riva Software

Canasta by Riva Software is a beautifully designed app. You need an Android operating system of 1.6 or greater if you want to play this game on your mobile device. Players have downloaded the app between 10,000 and 50,000 times on Google Play. The app has a file size of 1.1M. The app is a premium game with a cost of a $1.99. Google Play lists the app with a medium maturity content rating.

Riva Software’s Canasta App Description

This Rummy variant requires that you create melds consisting of the same rank. You have to meld at least seven (7) playing cards within the same meld. The app has customizations. You can play the game with two (2) to four (4) players. The motion of the game while in play can be counter clockwise or clockwise.

What is nice about this app is that there are three levels of difficulty including beginner, intermediate, and expert. This app has automated saving functions – after every turn the app saves the game in progress. The save feature allows you to stop a game at any time and pick up where you left off when it is convenient for you to do so. What’s more, this app has an “undo” feature if you make an error when making melds.

Additional Features

Canasta by Riva Software gives you plenty of gaming flexibility. You can choose the type of background image you desire and you can choose the imagery on the back of playing cards. You get control over the app’s animation speeds. This app can compress melds – this is a feature great if you have a small mobile device screen. You can play the game in landscape or portrait mode.

In Canasta, you can change the number of cards every player receives – the card settings include 11, 13, or 15 cards for each player. You can change the points needed to go out to 0, 1, or 2. You can alter the winning score as well and settings include 5000, 7000, 10,000 or unlimited. This app allows you to change the setting to the number of cards you can take from the stockpile as well. You can draw one or two cards at every turn. Reviewers on Google Play are calling the game a “must have app” for Canasta fans.

Canasta by Riva Software is available for download on Google Play. The app is also available for download on

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