1. Get as far as possible. One of the most basic strategies
of the game is, of course, to get as far as possible. However,
during play, it is not always the best move to go to the very end of
a jump; sometimes you have to block your opponent. Although they may
not like this, it is a real advantage to block them. Of course if
you imagine a computer player, they will do this automatically if
they think one extra move ahead!
2. Keep moves near a center line. If you split up your pieces
at the wrong moment you'll find that you will be left with a
lonesome piece that will take you a lot of wasted moves to get to
the end. Also, there are always more pieces in the center line than
near the edges. So keeping your pieces near the center line is an
important advantage as you can always move your pieces.
3. Get into the goal area. If you have your pieces inside the
goal area, it is also easier to feed following pieces in. The two
outer edges seem to be more of an advantage. Often you may shuffle
the pieces inside the goal to get more in, but don't overdo it; you
have to get the external pieces in the shortest number of moves.
4. The piece furthest away from goal. This is a major help in
play. You should always check your last piece because it can quite
rapidly become stranded and you will lose the game. Basically,
before making a move always check if you can get the last piece up.
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