The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 1

by Erin on February 12th, 2020

The goal of a Backgammon match is to shift your pieces around the Backgammon board and get them from the board faster than your challenger who works harder to do the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Succeeding in a game in Backgammon needsrequires both strategy and good luck. Just how far you will be able to move your checkers is left to the numbers from rolling the dice, and just how you move your checkers are determined by your overall playing tactics. Enthusiasts use different tactics in the differing parts of a game based on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Technique

The goal of the Running Game strategy is to bring all your checkers into your inside board and get them off as fast as you can. This plan concentrates on the speed of shifting your checkers with no time spent to hit or barricade your competitor’s chips. The best time to use this strategy is when you think you might be able to move your own chips faster than the opponent does: when 1) you have a fewer chips on the board; 2) all your checkers have past your opponent’s chips; or 3) the opponent does not employ the hitting or blocking plan.

The Blocking Game Technique

The main aim of the blocking tactic, by the title, is to stop your competitor’s pieces, temporarily, while not fretting about moving your pieces quickly. Once you’ve created the blockage for the competitor’s movement with a few chips, you can shift your other pieces swiftly off the game board. You really should also have a clear strategy when to back off and shift the checkers that you employed for blocking. The game gets intriguing when your competitor uses the same blocking tactic.

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