- In order to play in Live Play mode or Duplicate tournaments, you need to be logged in. If you don't have a CJ Account yet, register now (see below), it's free and easy!
- Don't feel comfortable playing with other people yet? No problem: practice and improve your game on Solitaire mode, or compete in Duplicate tournaments using CJ Tokens (New users receive 50 CJ tokens free at registration!)
- Surprise your opponents by playing Special Hands!
TIP: While playing any video tutorial, click on the two arrows in the corner to expand it to full screen
First things first: Sign up for a CJ account
As soon as you run Canasta Junction for the first time, register for a new CJ account! You need to be logged in to your CJ account to keep track of your progress, increase your CJ Rank, and compete in Duplicate tournaments or Live Play games against other CJ members.
Logging in with an existing CJ account
For returning users, including those logging in on a second device, complete the Returning Users form with your current Username and Password, then click Log In. Click on Forgot Password? if you don't remember it. Be sure to type the email you used to register in lower case letters. Your email will contain a link to reset AND your username will be the last word.
Practice by yourself before playing live!
We strongly recommend all players, even veteran Canasta players, to practice on Solitaire mode against our A.C.E. robots before playing in Live Play games. Learning how to draw, meld and discard cards with CJ is easy, but requires some practice.
Let's talk about discards
“I meant to discard a card, but instead the card ended up melded, and I get penalized 10 points for an incorrect initial meld.”
There is a particular way to discard and it’s really quite simple! While dragging a card, make sure your finger (or stylus or cursor) is inside the discard pile. It doesn't matter if the card is not centered in the discard pile, your finger/cursor should be inside the box! (note that the latest version will highlight the discard pile's border when the card is properly placed)
What about melding?
Melding cards is not different. Based on user feedback, the latest CJ version highlights the melding box when a card is placed correctly, improving the accuracy and avoiding misplaying any card!
Ready to play live?
Once you are comfortable playing Solitaire, take the next step and play live with your friends (or make new ones!).
Need help? Visit Support & FAQs