Backgammon Playing Hints

by Erin on November 24th, 2009

Participating in backgammon can be enjoyable, particularly if you know how to succeed by playing excellently. But sometimes a trick or two might help you even more and make you a better player.

One of the best schemes to win is to lock your opponent in. It will prevent them from advancing their pieces out of your home board. This has to be accomplished early in the game to keep your competitors two pieces in your home boardthere. So you must move your checkers to points seven, five, and four as swiftly as possible and even 2 and three if achievable. Keep your point of 6 with the six checkers where it is. This will make sure that your opponent can’t will not be able to leave your home board and aid your chances of locking them in to come out on top.

By blocking your opposition in, they’ll be hoping for double sixes once all other options have been made to get those 2 checkers away from your home board. If doubles aren’t tossed, your opposition will be forced to shift one checker at a time, as long as they get a 6 or greater, and leave 1 checker vulnerable behind. Of course in the process of moving your own checkers, be certain you do not leave one by itself where your opposition can send you off the board to make your way through their home board.

When in doubt, hit. This can help you win owing to the fact that as soon as your opponent is hit, that checker is the checker they must move before they can do anything else on the board. So if you hit them multiple times, they will have to return numerous pieces back on the board and get past your pieces to succeed. Make sure you do not hit where it’ll make you open to being hit yourself. Except of course when will be beneficial to you, like early on in the game when your opposition won’t have you barricaded in.

Landing a hit when you have a block started can also be beneficial due to the fact that as soon as you get several points barricaded, your opposition will have a harder time moving their pieces from your home board and beating you. It’s even possible to hit them numerous times and get your barricade ready. That way you can block them from re-entering the game and even having a chance at crushing you.

These two tricks are not the only strategy to succeed, but they’re great ideas for beginners to become better enthusiasts. So when you master these, being victorious most of the time won’t seem to be such a difficult thing to do.

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