The Essential Details of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and luck. The aim is to shift your chips carefully around the board to your home board while at the same time your opposing player moves their checkers toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers shifting in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at specific instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to completely block any activity of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. Once you have successfully built the prime to prevent the movement of the competitor, the opponent does not even get to roll the dice, that means you shift your chips and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions hoping to better your chances of winning, however the Back Game strategy utilizes different tactics to do that. The Back Game tactic is generally utilized when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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