The aim of a Backgammon match is to shift your chips around the Backgammon board and pull them off the game board faster than your challenger who works just as hard to achieve the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Winning a match in Backgammon needsrequires both strategy and good luck. How far you can move your chips is left to the numbers from tossing a pair of dice, and just how you shift your chips are determined by your overall gambling plans. Enthusiasts use different strategies in the differing parts of a match depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Strategy

The aim of the Running Game strategy is to bring all your chips into your home board and get them off as quickly as you can. This strategy focuses on the speed of advancing your chips with no efforts to hit or barricade your opponent’s pieces. The ideal time to use this technique is when you think you can move your own pieces quicker than your opposing player does: when 1) you have a fewer pieces on the board; 2) all your chips have moved beyond your competitor’s chips; or 3) your opposing player doesn’t use the hitting or blocking technique.

The Blocking Game Tactic

The primary aim of the blocking tactic, by the title, is to stop your competitor’s pieces, temporarily, not fretting about moving your checkers quickly. After you’ve established the blockade for the competitor’s movement with a couple of checkers, you can move your other chips rapidly from the board. You will need to also have a good plan when to extract and move the chips that you used for blocking. The game becomes intriguing when the opponent uses the same blocking tactic.