The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part One

by Erin on January 12th, 2022

The aim of a Backgammon game is to shift your chips around the game board and pull those pieces off the game board quicker than your competitor who works just as hard to do the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Succeeding in a round in Backgammon requires both strategy and luck. Just how far you can shift your chips is left to the numbers from tossing a pair of dice, and the way you move your checkers are determined by your overall gambling strategies. Players use a few techniques in the different stages of a game depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Technique

The goal of the Running Game strategy is to entice all your pieces into your home board and get them off as fast as you could. This technique focuses on the speed of advancing your pieces with little or no time spent to hit or barricade your opponent’s chips. The best time to use this tactic is when you think you can shift your own chips faster than the opposing player does: when 1) you have less chips on the game board; 2) all your checkers have moved beyond your opponent’s chips; or 3) your opponent does not use the hitting or blocking plan.

The Blocking Game Strategy

The main goal of the blocking strategy, by the name, is to block your opponent’s pieces, temporarily, while not fretting about shifting your pieces rapidly. As soon as you’ve established the blockade for the competitor’s movement with a couple of pieces, you can shift your other pieces swiftly from the game board. You will need to also have a clear strategy when to extract and move the chips that you used for the blockade. The game gets intriguing when your opponent uses the same blocking strategy.

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