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# I am looking for the rules for Bolivia, a Canasta type card game. Betty

I am looking for the rules for Bolivia, a Canasta type card game.

Betty

Wow, there are a TON of rules to Bolivia.  My family has played it for years, and I've played since I was seven or eight.  Sadly, I haven't played in 3 or 4 years now, but I'll do my best to remember everything.

First, the card point values.

2 - 20
Red 3 - 100
Black 3 - Minus 100
4 - 5
5 - 5
6 - 5
7 - 5
8 - 10
9 - 10
10 - 10
Jack - 10
Queen - 10
King - 10
Ace - 20
Joker - 50

In order to start laying cards on the table, you must 'go down'.  To do this, you need to have enough points to total the following:

If your team has 0 to 1500 points - You have to meld 50
1505 to 3000 - You have to meld 90
3005 to 5000 - You have to meld 120
5005 and up - You have to meld 150

So, if you have the start of a run with a 7, 8 and 9 of hearts, you have 25 points towards your meld.

Wild cards may be melded as a set of their own (three or more), so if you have two jokers and a deuce, you have 120 points towards your meld.

A 'dirty' canasta is one that has wild cards mixed in, a 'pure' canasta has no wild cards.

A 'run' is seven consecutive cards.  Run's can not contain wild cards and are always between 4 and Ace.  Because of this, the most important cards to hang onto (aside from wild cards) are 8, 9 and 10 as they are always represented in a run, regardless of where the run is (4 - 10 or 8 - Ace or somewhere in between)

A 'wild run' is seven consecutive wild cards.  It can and typically will be a mixture of 2's and Jokers.

When the top card of the discard pile is a wildcard, it may not be taken.

A game-winning score is 15000 points in Bolivia.

Runs and canastas are worth the following:
Dirty canasta - 300
Pure canasta - 500
Run - 1500
Wild run - 2500

Hmm. . there are a lot more rules, but that's all I can think of at the moment.  Now I wish I could go play :P

zv

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