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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 22 2015
$749
pledged of $1,971pledged of $1,971 goal
28
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 22 2015

About

We are sorry to say that our new design did not fund here on Kickstarter but never fear, we are still going to print!  Be sure to visit our site to purchase Canasta Playing Cards that are great for variations like Hand and Foot, Samba and more.

Check out this double deck set of deluxe "Canasta Clásico" playing cards.  This Kickstarter campaign is for the THIRD EDITION with an all new design and an additional "Picante" or HOT card in the deck! Not only do they include the point values on each card for easy scoring, but they are made of a thicker card stock, and a more stylish "Clásico" (or classic) design. They work great for any variation of canasta you may play! Remember, this item INCLUDES TWO DECKS OF CARDS (104+4 Jokers and 2 Picante).

Card back design is still under review and we welcome feedback...but we are getting close!
Card back design is still under review and we welcome feedback...but we are getting close!

About Canasta

Canasta is a Rummy game with a Latin beat that excites with its wild cards and high scoring hands. Canasta ("basket" in Spanish") became the favorite card game of millions of North Americans when it arrived from South America with the Samba and Bossa Nova. Today, Canasta is still a big hit with players of all ages and skill levels. The "HOT" version of Canasta the past few years has been "Hand and Foot" or often abbreviated as "Hand-N-Foot".  This new edition 3 will include a bonus card that can be played as the "Picante" or hot card which causes players to loose points.

Click on image to view larger PDF view of deck.
Click on image to view larger PDF view of deck.

What makes these cards special?
- Highlights on wild cards (which includes the deuces for canasta).
- Point values are printed on all of the card faces for easy scoring.
- Card back design with an ALL NEW "Canasta Clásico" design.
- The card faces have been designed with the indexes (numbers and pips) printed 25% larger to make them easier to read.
- The card stock we use for these decks has a linen finish and is a little thicker to allow for longer card play and a better "snap" when you shuffle.
- Stylish card face designs with weave or basket style patterns behind the court cards and aces.
- The index is in all 4 corners. This is great to not only save space when you lay out your cards, but left handed folks can play with greater ease.
- Each set includes 2 decks of cards which then makes 104 normal cards and 4 jokers. Each set includes 1 deck of blue back and 1 deck of red back.

Canasta Variations

Here is a list of some of the most popular variations of Canasta:
1) Canasta - **Most Common**
2) Bolivia
3) Brazilian
4) Chile
5) Cuban
6) Cutthroat
7) Five-Hand Canasta
8) Hand and Foot
9) Mexicana
10) Pennies from Heaven
11) Samba
12) Six-Hand Canasta
13) Three-Hand Canasta
14) Two-Hand Canasta
15) Uruguay

We were looking into some of the options of what to do with our 4th "joker" in the deck and we opted to go with an idea we came up with a few years ago.  The idea was to make a "Little Joker" which could be used or it could be set aside.  The concept was the "Little Joker" could be used in normal canasta card play with the only difference being it was only worth 25 points instead of 50 points like the other jokers.  Here is what this card looks like:

Bonus "Little Joker" is an exclusive that will be part of Canasta Clásico decks.
Bonus "Little Joker" is an exclusive that will be part of Canasta Clásico decks.

Another new addition to this 3rd release are condensed instructions right in the box instead of requiring a download.  Right now you can find the "10 Simple Rules to Canasta", but again, we are going to include them in the new version.

Card faces include point values for various Canasta games.
Card faces include point values for various Canasta games.

Certified Canasta Freak

5-1/2x4-1/2 decal of our "Certified Canasta Freak".

Outdoor, Laminated, Permanent adhesive "Certified Canasta Freak" Decal.
Outdoor, Laminated, Permanent adhesive "Certified Canasta Freak" Decal.

Add Ons

ADDITIONAL CANASTA SETS ($10) – Every additional Canasta Clásico set that you'd like to add-on costs $11, shipping fees may change on backers outside the US.  Just add the $10 per set to your pledge and let us know.

CARD TRAY PACK ($20) - Includes 1 Canasta Clásico Double Deck Set of Playing Cards (which has 2 decks in it) PLUS one of our Made in the USA, Playing Card Trays.

Playing Card Tray (Life of Jesus Cards not included)
Playing Card Tray (Life of Jesus Cards not included)

SAMBA PACK ($48) - You not only receive 2 double deck sets of our Canasta C, but you will receive FOUR (4) of our "Barely Naked 3-Tier Playing Card Holders" that are made right here in the US by us.

Barely Naked 3-Tier Playing Card Holder
Barely Naked 3-Tier Playing Card Holder

If you want to purchase "Canasta Clásico" Double Deck Set (v2.1), you can see them at the following link:  https://www.newtsgames.com/canasta-clasico-playing-cards-deluxe-version-double-deck.html

Please note that while we canceled this deck on Kickstarter we are still doing to print the deck.  To purchase please visit Newt's Games and Playing Cards.

Click to visit Newt's Canasta deck now.
Click to visit Newt's Canasta deck now.

Risks and challenges

This is our 5th time (3rd edition) to go back to print on this particular deck so we are very well accustomed to importing our own decks. We have now worked with the same 2 suppliers for over 5 years and consistently have the same quality. The only risk would be in regards to time because sometimes it does take a little longer to get things from over seas. Usually because of weather, US Customs or another unknown.

We do the shipping ourselves as we are already used to shipping orders from our eCommerce site. All of your Kickstarter orders will be imported in to our site and tracking numbers will be sent from there once your decks ship.

We print a minimum of a couple dozen different decks of cards every year and have become accustomed to the playing card process. We have a close relationship with our manufacturers who have consistently been producing decks of cards for us for several years. The quality of the product is of utmost importance to us as a company, and as a playing card collector.

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