The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and luck. The aim is to move your checkers safely around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opposing player moves their pieces toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular techniques at particular instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move their pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any movement of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if he/she ever tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point two and point eleven in your half of the board. As soon as you have successfully assembled the prime to stop the activity of your competitor, the competitor does not even get to roll the dice, that means you shift your checkers and toss the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions in hope to better your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game plan utilizes seperate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game technique is commonly used when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this strategy, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are relocated is partly the result of the dice toss.

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