The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

by Erin on September 5th, 2017

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and luck. The aim is to shift your pieces carefully around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opposing player moves their checkers toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon plans to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely block any activity of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if he/she at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point eleven in your board. As soon as you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the activity of the competitor, the opponent doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you move your pieces and toss the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to better your odds of winning, however the Back Game strategy utilizes alternate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game technique is frequently utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are moved is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

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