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The aim of a Backgammon match is to move your chips around the game board and pull them from the game board quicker than your competitor who works just as hard to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Succeeding in a game in Backgammon requires both strategy and luck. Just how far you can shift your chips is up to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and just how you shift your chips are determined by your overall playing plans. Enthusiasts use different tactics in the differing stages of a game based on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Tactic

The goal of the Running Game plan is to lure all your chips into your inside board and get them off as fast as you could. This plan concentrates on the speed of advancing your checkers with little or no efforts to hit or stop your opponent’s chips. The ideal time to use this tactic is when you believe you might be able to move your own checkers quicker than your opposing player does: when 1) you have a fewer chips on the board; 2) all your pieces have moved beyond your opponent’s chips; or 3) your opponent doesn’t use the hitting or blocking tactic.

The Blocking Game Strategy

The main aim of the blocking strategy, by the name, is to block the opponent’s checkers, temporarily, while not worrying about shifting your chips rapidly. After you’ve established the blockade for your opponent’s movement with a couple of chips, you can shift your other checkers quickly off the game board. You should also have an apparent plan when to back off and shift the pieces that you used for the blockade. The game gets interesting when your opponent uses the same blocking technique.