At the beginning of the game, move towards the center of the board in order to take up a maximum amount of space.
If you remain confined to the corner you start in, you will not be able to put down many pieces.
Try to place the largest pieces on the board at the beginning of the game. If you save them for the end of the game, there may not be space for them.
Keep an eye on the corners of your pieces—make sure you have options for your next move.
Take advantage of the characteristics of your pieces. Their shapes give them different offensive or defensive potential, so learn to use them accordingly.
Throughout the game, keep one or more means of escape on each side of the area containing your color (or colors).
Block your opponent by covering his or her most advanced corners to prevent him or her from moving forward. Note: Be patient—it is sometimes better to hang back slightly from the opponent’s pieces and let your opponent expose him or herself so that you can then block him or her more effectively.