The Essential Facts of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2

Thursday, 28. November 2019

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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and good luck. The goal is to shift your chips carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opposing player shifts 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 requirement for specific strategies at specific instances. Here are the two final Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the goal of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move his checkers, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely stop any movement of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he/she ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. As soon as you have successfully assembled the prime to block the movement of the opponent, the opponent doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you shift your pieces and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions hoping to improve your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game tactic uses alternate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game plan is often used when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this technique, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are moved is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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