The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 1
June 27th, 2018 by Claudia

The aim of a Backgammon game is to shift your checkers around the Backgammon board and pull them from the board quicker than your competitor who works just as hard to do the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Winning a game of Backgammon needsrequires both tactics and good luck. Just how far you will be able to move your pieces is up to the numbers from rolling the dice, and how you shift your chips are decided on by your overall playing techniques. Enthusiasts use different strategies in the different stages of a game dependent on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Technique

The goal of the Running Game tactic is to lure all your checkers into your home board and get them off as quick as you could. This plan focuses on the speed of advancing your chips with absolutely no time spent to hit or block your opponent’s checkers. The ideal time to use this tactic is when you believe you might be able to move your own checkers a lot faster than your opponent does: when 1) you have less chips on the board; 2) all your pieces have moved beyond your opponent’s chips; or 3) your opposing player doesn’t employ the hitting or blocking technique.

The Blocking Game Technique

The main goal of the blocking strategy, by its title, is to stop your opponent’s checkers, temporarily, not fretting about shifting your checkers quickly. Once you’ve established the blockage for your competitor’s movement with a couple of pieces, you can move your other pieces rapidly off the game board. You really should also have a clear plan when to withdraw and shift the chips that you employed for the blockade. The game gets interesting when your opposition utilizes the same blocking tactic.

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