The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

Friday, 29. October 2021

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and pure luck. The aim is to shift your checkers carefully around the board to your home board while at the same time your opposition shifts their chips toward their home board in the opposite direction. With competing player chips moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at specific times. Here are the last 2 Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift their pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely barricade any movement of the opponent by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he/she ever attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. After you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the activity of the opponent, the competitor doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you shift your checkers and toss the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The objectives of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions hoping to boost your chances of winning, however the Back Game strategy relies on different techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is frequently used when you’re far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this plan, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

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