Suggestions on Winning in Royals


    In the game of Royals, new situations pop up in each game, calling for creative game tactics.  But some basic strategies work in most hands.

    A Royals game tends to have numerous short rounds with an occasional long round.  

     Short rounds occur when both players quickly gain a Royal in meld, so both players can potentially go out.  The player who goes out first gains an advantage, because the other player loses points left in the hand.  The strategy here is to go out as fast as you can.

    Long rounds occur when one player has Royals in meld and the other doesn't.  The player with Royals down can thus rack up as many points as possible, before the other player either manages to get a Royal down, or changes suits.