The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 1

The aim of a Backgammon game is to move your chips around the Backgammon board and pull those pieces off the board faster than your opponent who works harder to achieve the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Winning a round of Backgammon requires both strategy and fortune. Just how far you will be able to move your chips is left to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and how you shift your checkers are decided on by your overall gambling tactics. Enthusiasts use differing strategies in the different parts of a game depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Strategy

The aim of the Running Game tactic is to entice all your chips into your home board and get them off as quickly as you could. This technique focuses on the speed of moving your checkers with no efforts to hit or barricade your competitor’s chips. The best scenario to use this technique is when you believe you can move your own pieces faster than the opposition does: when 1) you have less pieces on the board; 2) all your chips have past your opponent’s chips; or 3) the opposing player does not employ the hitting or blocking strategy.

The Blocking Game Strategy

The main aim of the blocking tactic, by the title, is to stop the competitor’s pieces, temporarily, not fretting about shifting your pieces rapidly. Once you’ve established the blockage for the competitor’s movement with a few pieces, you can shift your other pieces quickly from the game board. The player should also have a good strategy when to back off and move the pieces that you used for the blockade. The game gets interesting when the opponent uses the same blocking technique.

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