The Essential Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 1

by Erin on November 6th, 2009

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The aim of a Backgammon game is to move your checkers around the Backgammon board and get them off the board quicker than your challenger who works just as hard to achieve the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Winning a match in Backgammon requires both strategy and luck. Just how far you can move your chips is up to the numbers from tossing a pair of dice, and how you move your chips are decided on by your overall playing plans. Players use a few tactics in the different parts of a game based on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Technique

The aim of the Running Game plan is to lure all your pieces into your inside board and bear them off as quickly as you can. This tactic concentrates on the speed of moving your chips with absolutely no efforts to hit or stop your competitor’s checkers. The best scenario to employ this plan is when you think you can shift your own checkers quicker than the opponent does: when 1) you have less pieces on the board; 2) all your chips have past your opponent’s pieces; or 3) your opposing player doesn’t employ the hitting or blocking tactic.

The Blocking Game Technique

The main goal of the blocking strategy, by its name, is to block the competitor’s checkers, temporarily, not worrying about moving your checkers quickly. As soon as you have established the blockage for your opponent’s movement with a couple of chips, you can move your other chips swiftly off the game board. You will need to also have a good strategy when to back off and move the chips that you utilized for the blockade. The game becomes intriguing when the opposition utilizes the same blocking strategy.

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