The Essential Facts of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2

by Erin on March 16th, 2016

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and luck. The goal is to shift your chips safely around the board to your inner board and at the same time your opposing player moves their chips toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific techniques at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move her chips, the Priming Game tactic is to completely barricade any movement of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if she at all tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point 11 in your board. As soon as you have successfully built the prime to stop the movement of your opponent, the opponent does not even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your chips and toss the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions with hope to boost your odds of winning, but the Back Game tactic relies on alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game technique is generally employed when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this technique, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are relocated is partly the result of the dice toss.

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