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Invented in Uruguay early in the 20th century, Canasta developed in Argentina and spread to the United States in 1949. During the early '50s, it was probably the biggest card game fad the United States has ever seen. The name of the game, which means "basket" in Spanish, may come from the tray used to hold the stock and discards.

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