The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of talent and good luck. The goal is to move your chips carefully around the board to your home board while at the same time your opposing player shifts their checkers toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips shifting in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at particular instances. Here are the two final Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the aim of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their chips, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any movement of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get hit, or result a damaged position if she ever attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point eleven in your board. Once you have successfully built the prime to block the activity of your competitor, the competitor doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your pieces and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions hoping to better your odds of winning, however the Back Game tactic relies on different tactics to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is often used when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This strategy is more difficult than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are moved is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

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