The goal of a Backgammon game is to shift your pieces around the game board and get those pieces off the game board faster than your challenger who works harder to achieve the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Succeeding in a game of Backgammon requires both strategy and fortune. How far you will be able to shift your checkers is left to the numbers from tossing a pair of dice, and how you shift your chips are determined by your overall gambling techniques. Enthusiasts use different techniques in the different parts of a match depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Tactic

The goal of the Running Game tactic is to entice all your checkers into your inner board and get them off as quick as you can. This plan focuses on the pace of moving your chips with little or no efforts to hit or stop your opponent’s pieces. The best scenario to use this plan is when you believe you might be able to shift your own checkers a lot faster than the opponent does: when 1) you have less pieces on the game board; 2) all your chips have past your competitor’s chips; or 3) the opponent does not employ the hitting or blocking technique.

The Blocking Game Technique

The primary aim of the blocking plan, by the title, is to stop the competitor’s pieces, temporarily, while not worrying about shifting your checkers quickly. Once you have established the blockade for the opponent’s movement with a few checkers, you can move your other chips quickly off the board. The player will need to also have a good plan when to extract and shift the pieces that you employed for the blockade. The game gets intriguing when the competitor uses the same blocking technique.