The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part One
February 17th, 2016 by Claudia
[ English ]

The aim of a Backgammon game is to shift your chips around the Backgammon board and bear them from the board quicker than your challenger who works harder to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Succeeding in a round of Backgammon requires both strategy and luck. Just how far you will be able to move your chips is up to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and the way you move your pieces are determined by your overall playing techniques. Enthusiasts use different plans in the different stages of a game dependent on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Plan

The aim of the Running Game tactic is to bring all your checkers into your home board and get them off as fast as you can. This tactic concentrates on the speed of shifting your checkers with little or no time spent to hit or block your competitor’s chips. The ideal time to employ this strategy is when you think you can move your own pieces a lot faster than your opponent does: when 1) you have less pieces on the game board; 2) all your pieces have moved beyond your opponent’s chips; or 3) your opponent does not use the hitting or blocking tactic.

The Blocking Game Tactic

The primary goal of the blocking strategy, by its name, is to stop the opponent’s checkers, temporarily, not worrying about shifting your pieces quickly. Once you have created the barrier for the opponent’s movement with a couple of checkers, you can shift your other checkers quickly off the game board. You should also have an apparent plan when to withdraw and move the checkers that you used for the blockade. The game becomes interesting when your competitor uses the same blocking technique.

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