The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 1

Tuesday, 17. November 2009

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The aim of a Backgammon game is to shift your chips around the Backgammon board and get those pieces off the game board quicker than your opponent who works just as hard to attempt the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Succeeding in a round of Backgammon needsrequires both strategy and fortune. How far you will be able to shift your chips is left to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and the way you move your checkers are determined by your overall playing tactics. Enthusiasts use different techniques in the differing stages of a match based on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Strategy

The goal of the Running Game plan is to entice all your pieces into your home board and bear them off as quickly as you could. This strategy focuses on the pace of shifting your chips with little or no time spent to hit or stop your opponent’s chips. The ideal time to employ this tactic is when you think you might be able to shift your own checkers a lot faster than the opposition does: when 1) you have a fewer chips on the game board; 2) all your pieces have moved beyond your opponent’s checkers; or 3) your opposing player does not employ the hitting or blocking plan.

The Blocking Game Technique

The main goal of the blocking technique, by its title, is to block your competitor’s pieces, temporarily, not worrying about moving your pieces rapidly. Once you have established the blockade for the competitor’s movement with a couple of checkers, you can shift your other checkers rapidly off the board. The player will need to also have an apparent plan when to withdraw and move the checkers that you used for blocking. The game gets intriguing when your competitor utilizes the same blocking strategy.

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