The objective of a Backgammon match is to move your checkers around the Backgammon board and bear them off the board faster than your opposing player who works just as hard to achieve the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Winning a game in Backgammon needsrequires both strategy and luck. Just how far you will be able to shift your pieces is up to the numbers from tossing the dice, and how you shift your checkers are decided on by your overall playing plans. Players use differing strategies in the differing stages of a match depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Strategy

The goal of the Running Game technique is to lure all your chips into your inside board and pull them off as quick as you could. This technique concentrates on the pace of moving your checkers with little or no time spent to hit or stop your opponent’s pieces. The best time to employ this technique is when you think you can shift your own checkers quicker than the opposing player does: when 1) you have less chips on the game board; 2) all your checkers have past your opponent’s chips; or 3) the opposing player doesn’t employ the hitting or blocking tactic.

The Blocking Game Tactic

The main goal of the blocking tactic, by its name, is to stop your opponent’s pieces, temporarily, not fretting about shifting your chips quickly. As soon as you’ve created the blockade for your opponent’s movement with a couple of pieces, you can shift your other pieces swiftly from the game board. You should also have a clear strategy when to back off and shift the checkers that you utilized for blocking. The game becomes interesting when the opposition utilizes the same blocking technique.