The aim of a Backgammon match is to shift your checkers around the game board and get those pieces off the board faster than your challenger who works harder to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Winning a match of Backgammon needsrequires both tactics and good luck. Just how far you can shift your checkers is up to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and just how you move your chips are decided on by your overall gambling plans. Enthusiasts use different plans in the different stages of a match dependent on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Plan

The goal of the Running Game technique is to bring all your checkers into your inside board and get them off as fast as you could. This technique focuses on the pace of moving your chips with no time spent to hit or barricade your competitor’s chips. The ideal time to use this technique is when you believe you might be able to shift your own pieces faster than your opposition does: when 1) you have a fewer checkers on the board; 2) all your pieces have moved beyond your competitor’s pieces; or 3) your opponent doesn’t use the hitting or blocking plan.

The Blocking Game Tactic

The primary aim of the blocking technique, by the title, is to stop your competitor’s chips, temporarily, not worrying about shifting your checkers quickly. Once you’ve established the blockage for the competitor’s movement with a few checkers, you can move your other checkers swiftly off the board. You will need to also have a good plan when to withdraw and shift the pieces that you used for the blockade. The game becomes interesting when your opposition utilizes the same blocking tactic.