The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part One

by Erin on November 4th, 2021

The goal of a Backgammon match is to shift your checkers around the game board and pull those pieces off the game board quicker than your challenger who works harder to do the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Winning a game of Backgammon requires both strategy and fortune. How far you will be able to move your checkers is left to the numbers from tossing a pair of dice, and the way you move your chips are decided on by your overall playing tactics. Enthusiasts use a number of tactics in the differing parts of a match based 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 inside board and bear them off as quick as you can. This plan focuses on the speed of shifting your checkers with no time spent to hit or block your opponent’s checkers. The ideal scenario to use this technique is when you think you might be able to shift your own chips faster than your opposing player does: when 1) you have less pieces on the board; 2) all your chips have moved beyond your opponent’s checkers; or 3) the opponent doesn’t use the hitting or blocking tactic.

The Blocking Game Strategy

The primary aim of the blocking strategy, by the name, is to stop your opponent’s pieces, temporarily, not worrying about shifting your pieces rapidly. As soon as you have created the blockade for your opponent’s movement with a couple of checkers, you can shift your other pieces rapidly off the game board. You should also have an apparent plan when to withdraw and move the checkers that you utilized for blocking. The game becomes interesting when your opponent utilizes the same blocking technique.

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