The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 1

The goal of a Backgammon game is to move your checkers around the game board and pull those pieces from the board faster than your competitor who works just as hard to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Succeeding in a game of Backgammon requires both tactics and fortune. How far you will be able to move your pieces is up to the numbers from rolling the dice, and how you shift your checkers are determined by your overall playing plans. Players use a few plans in the differing stages of a match based on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Plan

The goal of the Running Game plan is to entice all your checkers into your inside board and get them off as quick as you can. This technique concentrates on the pace of advancing your checkers with no efforts to hit or barricade your opponent’s checkers. The ideal scenario to employ this technique is when you think you can shift your own chips quicker than your opponent does: when 1) you have a fewer chips on the game board; 2) all your checkers have moved beyond your opponent’s checkers; or 3) your opposing player does not use the hitting or blocking tactic.

The Blocking Game Strategy

The primary aim of the blocking technique, by the title, is to block your opponent’s pieces, temporarily, while not fretting about shifting your pieces quickly. After you’ve created the barrier for the opponent’s movement with a few pieces, you can shift your other pieces swiftly off the game board. You will need to also have an apparent strategy when to withdraw and move the chips that you used for blocking. The game gets intriguing when your competitor uses the same blocking technique.

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