The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 1

Thursday, 10. January 2019

The objective of a Backgammon match is to shift your chips around the Backgammon board and bear those pieces off the board faster than your opposing player who works harder to do the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Winning a round in Backgammon requires both strategy and fortune. How far you will be able to move your chips is up to the numbers from rolling the dice, and just how you shift your checkers are determined by your overall playing tactics. Enthusiasts use a few techniques in the differing parts of a game dependent on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Strategy

The aim of the Running Game tactic is to bring all your pieces into your inside board and pull them off as quick as you could. This tactic concentrates on the speed of advancing your pieces with little or no efforts to hit or barricade your competitor’s checkers. The ideal scenario to employ this technique is when you think you can move your own checkers quicker than the opponent does: when 1) you have less checkers on the game board; 2) all your checkers have moved beyond your competitor’s chips; or 3) your opponent doesn’t use the hitting or blocking tactic.

The Blocking Game Tactic

The primary aim of the blocking plan, by its name, is to block your opponent’s chips, temporarily, while not worrying about moving your checkers quickly. As soon as you’ve established the barrier for the competitor’s movement with a few checkers, you can shift your other checkers rapidly off the game board. You should also have a good strategy when to withdraw and move the pieces that you utilized for the blockade. The game becomes intriguing when your opponent uses the same blocking tactic.

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