The aim of a Backgammon match is to move your chips around the Backgammon board and pull them off the board quicker than your opposing player who works just as hard to do the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Succeeding in a match of Backgammon requires both strategy and good luck. How far you can move your pieces is up to the numbers from tossing a pair of dice, and how you shift your chips are decided on by your overall gambling strategies. Players use different tactics in the different parts of a game dependent on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Strategy

The goal of the Running Game tactic is to lure all your checkers into your inside board and pull them off as quick as you can. This plan focuses on the speed of advancing your pieces with little or no efforts to hit or stop your competitor’s checkers. The ideal scenario to use this strategy is when you believe you can move your own checkers faster than your opposing player does: when 1) you have a fewer chips on the game board; 2) all your pieces have moved beyond your competitor’s checkers; or 3) your opponent does not employ the hitting or blocking technique.

The Blocking Game Plan

The primary aim of the blocking technique, by its title, is to block the opponent’s checkers, temporarily, not fretting about moving your chips rapidly. After you have established the blockage for the competitor’s movement with a few checkers, you can move your other chips quickly off the board. You really should also have a clear plan when to withdraw and move the checkers that you employed for the blockade. The game gets interesting when the opposition uses the same blocking tactic.