The Essential Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and good luck. The goal is to move your checkers carefully around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opponent shifts their checkers toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at specific instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move their chips, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely barricade any activity of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if she at all attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the activity of the opponent, the competitor doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions hoping to boost your odds of succeeding, but the Back Game tactic uses seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is commonly employed when you’re far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this strategy, you have 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 employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the checkers are relocated is partially the result of the dice roll.

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