The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

Sunday, 14. January 2024

As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The aim is to move your checkers safely around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opposing player shifts their pieces toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player checkers moving in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at particular instances. Here are the two final Backgammon strategies to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the aim of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move his pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to completely stop any activity of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if she ever tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anyplace between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the movement of the opponent, your opponent does not even get to toss the dice, that means you shift your pieces and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy relies on different tactics to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is commonly utilized when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this strategy, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are moved is partially the result of the dice roll.

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