The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part One

Wednesday, 30. December 2020

The aim of a Backgammon game is to shift your chips around the Backgammon board and pull those pieces off the board quicker than your challenger who works harder to do the same buthowever they move in the opposite direction. Succeeding in a game in Backgammon requires both tactics and luck. Just how far you can shift your pieces is up to the numbers from rolling a pair of dice, and how you shift your checkers are decided on by your overall playing techniques. Players use a few techniques in the different stages of a game dependent on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Plan

The aim of the Running Game technique is to bring all your chips into your home board and get them off as quickly as you can. This plan focuses on the pace of moving your chips with no efforts to hit or block your competitor’s chips. The ideal time to use this technique is when you believe you can shift your own chips quicker than your opposing player does: when 1) you have a fewer pieces on the game board; 2) all your pieces have moved beyond your opponent’s chips; or 3) your opposing player does not employ the hitting or blocking strategy.

The Blocking Game Strategy

The primary goal of the blocking plan, by its name, is to stop the competitor’s pieces, temporarily, while not fretting about moving your chips quickly. As soon as you’ve created the barrier for the competitor’s movement with a few checkers, you can shift your other pieces swiftly off the game board. The player should also have a clear plan when to back off and shift the checkers that you used for the blockade. The game gets interesting when the opponent utilizes the same blocking tactic.

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