The Essential Facts of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

Sunday, 21. February 2016

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As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and luck. The goal is to move your pieces carefully around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their chips toward their home board in the opposite direction. With competing player chips heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move their chips, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely barricade any movement of the opponent by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or result a bad position if he at all tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point eleven in your board. Once you have successfully built the prime to block the movement of the competitor, the opponent doesn’t even get to toss the dice, that means you move your pieces and roll the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions in hope to boost your chances of winning, however the Back Game plan uses alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is frequently used when you’re far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this technique, 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 difficult than others to employ in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are relocated is partly the result of the dice toss.

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