The goal of a Backgammon match is to move your chips around the Backgammon board and bear those pieces from the game board faster than your opposing player who works harder to achieve the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Succeeding in a round of Backgammon requires both tactics and good luck. How far you will be able to shift your pieces is left to the numbers from rolling the dice, and how you move your chips are determined by your overall playing tactics. Enthusiasts use different tactics in the different stages of a match dependent on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Tactic

The aim of the Running Game strategy is to lure all your checkers into your home board and pull them off as quickly as you can. This tactic concentrates on the speed of advancing your checkers with little or no time spent to hit or barricade your opponent’s checkers. The best time to employ this plan is when you think you can shift your own pieces a lot faster than your opposition does: when 1) you have less pieces on the board; 2) all your chips have past your competitor’s chips; or 3) your opponent doesn’t use the hitting or blocking tactic.

The Blocking Game Tactic

The primary aim of the blocking plan, by the title, is to stop the opponent’s checkers, temporarily, while not fretting about moving your pieces rapidly. After you’ve created the blockade for your competitor’s movement with a few pieces, you can move your other checkers rapidly off the board. You will need to also have a clear plan when to extract and move the checkers that you used for the blockade. The game becomes intriguing when the competitor utilizes the same blocking tactic.