The aim of a Backgammon game is to shift your pieces around the Backgammon board and get those pieces off the board faster than your opposing player who works just as hard to do the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Succeeding in a match of Backgammon requires both tactics and fortune. How far you will be able to shift your checkers is up to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and the way you move your checkers are decided on by your overall playing strategies. Enthusiasts use a few plans in the different parts of a match based on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Plan

The aim of the Running Game strategy is to entice all your pieces into your home board and get them off as fast as you could. This tactic focuses on the pace of moving your chips with no time spent to hit or stop your competitor’s pieces. The ideal scenario to use this plan is when you think you might be able to shift your own checkers a lot faster than the opponent does: when 1) you have a fewer chips on the game board; 2) all your chips have moved beyond your competitor’s pieces; or 3) your opponent doesn’t employ the hitting or blocking technique.

The Blocking Game Tactic

The main goal of the blocking tactic, by its name, is to stop your opponent’s chips, temporarily, while not fretting about shifting your checkers quickly. After you have created the blockade for your opponent’s movement with a few chips, you can move your other chips swiftly from the board. You will need to also have a clear plan when to back off and shift the pieces that you utilized for blocking. The game gets interesting when the opposition utilizes the same blocking strategy.