The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

Tuesday, 15. February 2022

As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The goal is to shift your chips safely around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces heading in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at particular times. Here are the last 2 Backgammon plans to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to move their checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if he/she ever tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. After you’ve successfully built the prime to stop the movement of your opponent, the opponent does not even get to toss the dice, and you shift your pieces and toss the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions in hope to improve your odds of winning, however the Back Game strategy utilizes alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game strategy is generally used when you are far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this plan, you have 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 seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are relocated is partly the result of the dice roll.

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