The aim of a Backgammon game is to move your pieces around the game board and get those pieces from the game board faster than your competitor who works just as hard to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Winning a round in Backgammon requires both strategy and fortune. How far you can move your pieces is left to the numbers from rolling the dice, and how you shift your pieces are determined by your overall playing plans. Players use a number of tactics in the differing stages of a match depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Technique

The aim of the Running Game technique is to entice all your pieces into your inside board and get them off as quickly as you can. This technique focuses on the speed of shifting your checkers with no efforts to hit or stop your competitor’s chips. The ideal scenario to use this strategy is when you believe you might be able to move your own chips quicker than the opponent does: when 1) you have a fewer pieces on the board; 2) all your checkers have moved beyond your opponent’s chips; or 3) your opponent does not employ the hitting or blocking strategy.

The Blocking Game Tactic

The primary aim of the blocking technique, by the name, is to block the competitor’s chips, temporarily, while not fretting about shifting your checkers rapidly. Once you have established the blockage for the competitor’s movement with a couple of pieces, you can move your other pieces rapidly from the board. The player should also have a clear strategy when to back off and move the checkers that you used for blocking. The game gets interesting when the opponent utilizes the same blocking technique.