The Essential Details of Backgammon Strategies – 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 board to your inside board while at the same time your opposing player shifts their pieces toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player checkers heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular tactics at particular times. Here are the last 2 Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move her pieces, the Priming Game strategy 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 bumped, or result a bad position if he ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point 11 in your game board. After you have successfully assembled the prime to block the activity of your competitor, the competitor doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you shift your checkers and toss the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions in hope to improve your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game tactic utilizes seperate tactics to do that. The Back Game technique is generally employed when you’re far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This technique is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are moved is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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