The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 1
April 22nd, 2016 by Princess

The objective of a Backgammon game is to shift your chips around the game board and pull them off the board quicker than your challenger who works harder to do the same buthowever they move in the opposing direction. Succeeding in a game of Backgammon needsrequires both strategy and good luck. How far you will be able to move your pieces is up to the numbers from tossing a pair of dice, and just how you shift your pieces are determined by your overall playing tactics. Enthusiasts use different techniques in the different stages of a game depending on your positions and opponent’s.

The Running Game Technique

The aim of the Running Game technique is to lure all your chips into your home board and bear them off as fast as you could. This plan focuses on the speed of shifting your pieces with no time spent to hit or block your competitor’s chips. The ideal time to use this tactic is when you believe you might be able to shift your own chips quicker than your opposing player does: when 1) you have a fewer checkers on the board; 2) all your pieces have past your competitor’s chips; or 3) the opposing player doesn’t use the hitting or blocking technique.

The Blocking Game Plan

The primary aim of the blocking technique, by its title, is to stop your competitor’s chips, temporarily, not worrying about shifting your checkers rapidly. Once you have established the blockade for your competitor’s movement with a few chips, you can move your other checkers quickly from the game board. You should also have a good strategy when to extract and move the checkers that you utilized for blocking. The game gets interesting when your opponent uses the same blocking tactic.

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