The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and pure luck. The goal is to shift your checkers safely around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposite direction. With competing player checkers heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at particular times. Here are the last 2 Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely stop any movement of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or result a bad position if she ever attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point 11 in your game board. Once you have successfully built the prime to block the activity of your opponent, the competitor doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you move your pieces and toss the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions hoping to improve your chances of winning, but the Back Game plan uses alternate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is often employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this technique, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your chips and how the chips are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

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