Hard core Canasta players in my group. We start a tournament at the beginning of every trip and it gets pretty competitive. We have had lots of folks say they didn't want to learn or join in the card game, but after watching us play (and cuss,fuss, and trash talk) they want in. By the end of the trip they are hooked. We like Canasta because it combines luck and skill. All it requires is a roll-a-table, two decks of cards, a pad & pencil to keep score, and at least 4 people.
"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love....and then we return home."
Australian Aboriginal Proverb