The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two

Sunday, 26. November 2023

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The aim is to move your chips carefully around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opposing player moves their chips toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With competing player checkers heading in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular tactics at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move their pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to completely stop any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if he at all tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point 11 in your game board. Once you have successfully constructed the prime to prevent the activity of your opponent, your opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you move your pieces and toss the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your odds of winning, however the Back Game technique uses alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game tactic is commonly utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are moved is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

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