The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and luck. The aim is to move your chips carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opponent shifts their chips toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips heading in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific techniques at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the goal of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her chips, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any movement of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he/she ever attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. As soon as you’ve successfully assembled the prime to block the movement of the opponent, the competitor doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The goals of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions hoping to improve your odds of winning, but the Back Game tactic uses seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game plan is generally utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This technique is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are moved is partly the result of the dice roll.

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