The aim of a Backgammon match is to shift your checkers around the Backgammon board and pull them from the board faster than your competitor who works harder to do the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Succeeding in a match of Backgammon requires both tactics and good luck. Just how far you will be able to shift your chips is left to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and how you shift your chips are decided on by your overall gambling tactics. Enthusiasts use differing tactics in the differing parts of a match depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Tactic

The goal of the Running Game plan is to bring all your checkers into your home board and pull them off as fast as you could. This strategy focuses on the speed of moving your checkers with absolutely no time spent to hit or block your competitor’s checkers. The ideal scenario to use this technique is when you think you can shift your own chips a lot faster than the opposition does: when 1) you have a fewer pieces on the game board; 2) all your pieces have moved beyond your opponent’s pieces; or 3) your opponent doesn’t employ the hitting or blocking strategy.

The Blocking Game Technique

The primary aim of the blocking tactic, by the title, is to block the competitor’s chips, temporarily, not fretting about shifting your pieces quickly. Once you’ve established the blockage for the competitor’s movement with a few pieces, you can shift your other pieces quickly off the game board. You really should also have an apparent plan when to withdraw and shift the chips that you utilized for blocking. The game gets interesting when the opposition utilizes the same blocking technique.