The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

by Erin on April 8th, 2016

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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and luck. The goal is to shift your pieces safely around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opponent moves their pieces toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player checkers heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at particular instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the goal of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move his pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely barricade any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or result a bad position if she ever attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your game board. After you have successfully built the prime to block the activity of the opponent, the competitor does not even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you move 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 strategy are very similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions hoping to better your odds of winning, but the Back Game plan utilizes seperate tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is generally employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this technique, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This technique is more complex than others to play in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the checkers are moved is partially the result of the dice roll.

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