The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two

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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and good luck. The goal is to shift your chips safely around the game board to your home board while at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player checkers heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to completely block any activity of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if she at all tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your board. As soon as you have successfully built the prime to stop the movement of the competitor, your opponent doesn’t even get to toss the dice, and you shift your checkers and roll the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The goals of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions with hope to boost your chances of winning, but the Back Game tactic uses different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is commonly used when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are moved is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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