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Looking for free Canasta recs?

Discussion in 'Playground' started by SlickRCBD, Aug 22, 2021.

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    I'm asking for free recs for a genre I don't usually go for: Card games. Specifically something called Canasta.
    I have an elderly relative who has joined a sort of canasta group, and asked if there are any programs she can download that would let her practice against a computer opponent like how I used to have a poker game on the Intelivision.
    She doesn't care too much about graphics quality or animations, just a good free game that isn't going to use her computer as an advertising platform.
    Heck, she said the graphics quality of the old Intelivision, a Commodore 64, or the old EGA graphics was sufficient as long as it had a decent AI. I recall back when I was a kid I seemed to stumble onto freeware or public domain (too bad most of the PDSOF collection has been lost to pre-internet disks failing) solitaire and poker games for my Apple IIGS, and later MS-DOS and Mac, but less so today. My Intelivision (and her kid's) came with Poker & Blackjack.

    I'm not even familiar with a game called Canasta, but it says it is related to Rummy, another game I never learned to play.

    In any case, this person is not very computer literate, and has a low-end Win10 laptop.
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