(Rummy Royal has closed, but you can still play at Skill7)
Here I will tell you a few useful tips on how to play Rummy 500 online and where you can play it.. For those of you who ware looking for rules of Rummy 500 or strategy behind playing , just use the following two links:
OK, now on to technical stuff. I should first show you RummyRoyal software and a little bit on how to use it. When you register an account and open the software you will get this image:
If you are not yet familiar with rummy games, here’s where you can watch a demo or play a real time tutorial against the computer(this is probably the easiest way to learn the rules).
After you are done learning or if you already know how to play, just go under either the Fun mode or Real mode(depending whether you want to play for real money or just for fun). When you are in the mode that suits you, you’ll have an option between Round tourneys, Quick tourneys and Multi table tourneys. If you want to know more about these formats just go under Help>>Tournament Formats in the lobby, it’s all explained there.
After you are where you want to be, just find a Rummy 500 table(you can use filters) and open it. This is what you’ll see:
So, like in any other online Rummy game, you have your meld area on top your discard area in the middle and you are sited at the bottom. The discard area is bigger in Rummy 500, since you have to be able to see all the cards. At the bottom right of the table you also have two sorting buttons that will sort your cards into either runs or sets if you push them.
And now on to a few general tips about what you should watch out for when using the software:
Watch the clock! Rummy 500 is usually not as information filled as Kalooki, but you should still be careful not to run out of time. If things get complicated(there are a lot of melds on the table, you have a lot of cards, the discard pile is big…) try to work fast and don’t get distracted.
When you want to add cards to melds that your opponent has put down, be sure to click at the exact end of the meld where you want your card to go. This is just to save you some frustration(and your mouse) due to not knowing what’s wrong when you keep clicking at the middle of a meld that you want to add to.