The aim of a Backgammon match is to move your checkers around the Backgammon board and get those pieces off the board quicker than your competitor who works harder to do the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Succeeding in a game of Backgammon requires both strategy and good luck. Just how far you can move your checkers is up to the numbers from tossing the dice, and the way you shift your chips are decided on by your overall gambling techniques. Players use different techniques in the different parts of a match depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Tactic

The aim of the Running Game tactic is to entice all your pieces into your inner board and pull them off as fast as you could. This plan focuses on the speed of shifting your chips with little or no efforts to hit or block your opponent’s checkers. The ideal time to use this plan is when you believe you might be able to shift your own pieces quicker than the opposing player does: when 1) you have a fewer pieces on the game board; 2) all your checkers have moved beyond your opponent’s chips; or 3) your opposing player doesn’t employ the hitting or blocking strategy.

The Blocking Game Strategy

The primary aim of the blocking strategy, by its name, is to stop your competitor’s pieces, temporarily, while not worrying about shifting your checkers quickly. Once you’ve created the blockage for your opponent’s movement with a couple of pieces, you can shift your other pieces rapidly from the game board. The player should also have an apparent strategy when to withdraw and move the checkers that you used for blocking. The game becomes intriguing when the opposition utilizes the same blocking technique.