The aim of a Backgammon game is to move your checkers around the Backgammon board and pull those pieces off the board faster than your opposing player who works harder to achieve the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Succeeding in a round in Backgammon needsrequires both tactics and luck. Just how far you will be able to shift your checkers is up to the numbers from rolling the dice, and just how you shift your checkers are decided on by your overall playing techniques. Players use a number of techniques in the differing stages of a match dependent on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Plan

The goal of the Running Game tactic is to entice all your checkers into your inside board and bear them off as quick as you can. This tactic focuses on the pace of advancing your pieces with little or no time spent to hit or barricade your competitor’s checkers. The ideal scenario to use this strategy is when you believe you might be able to shift your own pieces faster than the opponent does: when 1) you have a fewer chips on the board; 2) all your pieces have past your opponent’s checkers; or 3) the opponent does not employ the hitting or blocking strategy.

The Blocking Game Plan

The primary aim of the blocking plan, by its title, is to stop your opponent’s pieces, temporarily, not fretting about moving your chips rapidly. As soon as you have created the blockage for your competitor’s movement with a few checkers, you can move your other pieces rapidly from the game board. You will need to also have a good strategy when to withdraw and shift the pieces that you utilized for the blockade. The game gets interesting when your opponent utilizes the same blocking technique.