The Essential Details of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

Friday, 24. June 2022

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and pure luck. The aim is to move your checkers carefully around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With competing player chips heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at particular times. Here are the last two Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move their checkers, the Priming Game plan is to completely stop any movement of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if he ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. After you have successfully assembled the prime to block the movement of your opponent, your opponent does not even get to roll the dice, that means you move your chips and roll the dice 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 similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions with hope to better your chances of winning, but the Back Game strategy uses different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is generally utilized when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this plan, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This plan is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are relocated is partially the result of the dice roll.

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