The goal of a Backgammon game is to shift your checkers around the game board and pull those pieces off the board faster than your opponent who works just as hard to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Winning a match in Backgammon requires both strategy and luck. Just how far you can shift your pieces is left to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and just how you move your pieces are decided on by your overall playing techniques. Enthusiasts use differing techniques in the differing parts of a match depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Strategy

The aim of the Running Game strategy is to lure all your chips into your home board and get them off as quickly as you can. This strategy focuses on the speed of advancing your chips with little or no time spent to hit or block your competitor’s chips. The best time to use this technique is when you think you can shift your own checkers quicker than your opponent does: when 1) you have less chips on the game board; 2) all your pieces have past your opponent’s checkers; or 3) your opponent does not use the hitting or blocking plan.

The Blocking Game Strategy

The main aim of the blocking tactic, by its name, is to block the opponent’s checkers, temporarily, not worrying about shifting your chips rapidly. As soon as you have established the barrier for the competitor’s movement with a few chips, you can shift your other checkers rapidly off the game board. The player should also have an apparent strategy when to extract and shift the chips that you employed for the blockade. The game gets interesting when your competitor utilizes the same blocking strategy.