The objective of a Backgammon match is to shift your checkers around the Backgammon board and bear them off the board quicker than your opposing player who works harder to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Winning a game in Backgammon needsrequires both strategy and fortune. How far you will be able to shift your pieces is left to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and how you move your pieces are determined by your overall gambling tactics. Players use a number of strategies in the differing stages of a game based on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Plan

The goal of the Running Game tactic is to entice all your pieces into your home board and pull them off as quick as you can. This plan focuses on the speed of advancing your checkers with little or no time spent to hit or stop your competitor’s pieces. The best scenario to employ this strategy is when you think you can shift your own chips a lot faster than your opposing player does: when 1) you have a fewer pieces on the board; 2) all your checkers have past your competitor’s pieces; or 3) the opponent doesn’t employ the hitting or blocking tactic.

The Blocking Game Tactic

The main goal of the blocking technique, by its name, is to stop your opponent’s pieces, temporarily, not worrying about shifting your pieces quickly. After you’ve created the blockade for your competitor’s movement with a couple of pieces, you can shift your other pieces swiftly from the game board. You should also have an apparent plan when to withdraw and shift the checkers that you used for the blockade. The game becomes intriguing when your opponent uses the same blocking strategy.