Real Canasta with authentic pips as produced originally in South America where the game originated. These cards are ‘real’ Canasta cards which means that instead of having the standard suits (spades, hearts, clubs & diamonds) each pack has two suits of red spots and two suits of black spots.
These cards are designed for Canasta only and do not feature the usual four suits because, in Canasta, no difference is made between Hearts and Diamonds or between Clubs and Spades. Instead, the traditional South American black and red pips are used without any suit. The indexes in the corner show only the number in the appropriate colour but no suit symbol and similarly the court cards show only the letter index in either black or red.
Contains booklet by David Parlett ‘Rules for Samba, Bolivia & Canasta’. Cards do not include values.
Distributed by David Westnedge Ltd., London.