Common Questions

What is Hand & Foot?

Hand & Foot is a variation of the card game Canasta and is often referred to as Hand & Foot Canasta. The exact origin of the Hand & Foot variant is unknown but has been traced to the United States in the 1970s.

Why is it called Hand & Foot?

The game got it's name from the fact that each player is dealt two sets of cards each round. The set you start with is called your hand and once you play all cards in your hand you begin playing with your foot. 

Why is Hand & Foot Canasta so much fun?

Because it is the most flexible card game! With 2-8 players its perfect for most size groups. Plus, you can play in teams or singles while using a variety of house rules. While playing you can be losing by a wide margin and you still have a legitimate chance to win.

How many decks of cards do you need for Hand and Foot Canasta?

The game is played with one more deck of cards than players. So 8 players would use 9 decks. That’s a lot of cards, but you never again need to play with 9 different decks with different sizes and printing.

With Hand & Foot Remastered every deck has a different color on the back so it is quick and easy to remove one or two decks when the number of players at your game night changes. Long time players have said they love this feature of the cards and will never again play with traditional poker cards.