The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 1

by Erin on December 10th, 2016

The objective of a Backgammon game is to move your pieces around the Backgammon board and pull them off the board faster than your opposing player who works harder to do the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Succeeding in a game in Backgammon requires both strategy and good luck. How far you can move your chips is left to the numbers from tossing a pair of dice, and the way you move your chips are determined by your overall gambling techniques. Players use differing techniques in the differing parts of a game based on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Tactic

The goal of the Running Game tactic is to lure all your pieces into your home board and bear them off as fast as you can. This strategy focuses on the pace of advancing your checkers with no time spent to hit or stop your opponent’s chips. The best scenario to use this plan is when you think you might be able to shift your own checkers quicker than the opposition does: when 1) you have less checkers on the board; 2) all your chips have past your competitor’s checkers; or 3) your opposing player doesn’t employ the hitting or blocking strategy.

The Blocking Game Technique

The primary goal of the blocking tactic, by the title, is to stop the opponent’s chips, temporarily, while not worrying about moving your chips quickly. As soon as you’ve established the barrier for the competitor’s movement with a few pieces, you can shift your other pieces rapidly off the game board. You will need to also have a clear plan when to withdraw and move the checkers that you used for blocking. The game becomes interesting when your opponent utilizes the same blocking strategy.

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