The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2

As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The goal is to move your pieces carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opposing player moves their checkers toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at particular times. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to shift their pieces, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a bad position if he/she ever tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. As soon as you’ve successfully assembled the prime to prevent the activity of your opponent, the opponent does not even get to roll the dice, and you shift your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to harm your opponent’s positions with hope to boost your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy relies on different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game plan is generally used when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more difficult than others to employ in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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