The Essential Details of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

Sunday, 19. April 2020

As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and luck. The aim is to shift your chips safely around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opponent shifts their pieces toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips shifting in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at specific instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to move her pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely barricade any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if she at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point 11 in your game board. Once you’ve successfully assembled the prime to stop the movement of your opponent, the opponent doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you move your chips and toss the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The goals of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to improve your odds of winning, but the Back Game tactic relies on different techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is often used when you are far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this technique, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This tactic is more difficult than others to employ in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are relocated is partly the result of the dice roll.

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