The goal of a Backgammon match is to shift your checkers around the game board and pull them off the board quicker than your competitor who works harder to do the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Winning a match of Backgammon requires both strategy and fortune. Just how far you will be able to shift your chips is left to the numbers from rolling the dice, and just how you shift your chips are determined by your overall gambling plans. Enthusiasts use a few tactics in the different parts of a match dependent on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Technique

The goal of the Running Game technique is to entice all your checkers into your inside board and pull them off as quick as you could. This plan focuses on the pace of shifting your checkers with little or no efforts to hit or stop your opponent’s checkers. The ideal time to use this technique is when you believe you might be able to shift your own chips a lot faster than the opposing player does: when 1) you have less chips on the game board; 2) all your checkers have moved beyond your opponent’s checkers; or 3) your opponent does not employ the hitting or blocking strategy.

The Blocking Game Tactic

The main goal of the blocking strategy, by the title, is to block your competitor’s checkers, temporarily, not worrying about moving your checkers quickly. After you have created the blockade for your opponent’s movement with a few checkers, you can shift your other chips rapidly off the board. You should also have a good plan when to extract and move the checkers that you employed for the blockade. The game becomes interesting when your competitor uses the same blocking tactic.