The Essential Facts of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

Saturday, 30. April 2022

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and pure luck. The aim is to move your chips carefully around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opposition shifts their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player checkers heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move her chips, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any movement of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if he/she at all tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. As soon as you have successfully constructed the prime to prevent the movement of your opponent, your competitor doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your checkers and toss the dice yet again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions hoping to improve your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game plan utilizes alternate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is commonly utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This strategy is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the checkers are moved is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

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