The Essential Facts of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

Monday, 6. August 2018

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of talent and pure luck. The aim is to move your checkers safely around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opponent shifts their pieces toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces heading in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular techniques at particular instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her chips, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely block any movement of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if he/she ever tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you have successfully constructed the prime to block the activity of your competitor, the competitor does not even get a chance to roll the dice, and you move your pieces and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions hoping to better your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game plan uses alternate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game technique is generally utilized when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more complex than others to use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.

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