The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and pure luck. The aim is to shift your chips safely around the board to your home board while at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at specific times. Here are the two final Backgammon plans to complete your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift his pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he/she ever tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point two and point eleven in your board. As soon as you have successfully constructed the prime to stop the activity of the competitor, the opponent does not even get to roll the dice, that means you shift your chips and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions with hope to improve your chances of winning, however the Back Game strategy uses different techniques to do that. The Back Game plan is frequently employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This plan is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.

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