The Essential Details of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

by Erin on January 20th, 2019

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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and pure luck. The goal is to move your chips carefully around the board to your home board while at the same time your opposing player shifts their chips toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips heading in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at specific instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her chips, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block 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 damaged position if he at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anyplace between point two and point 11 in your board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the activity of the competitor, the opponent doesn’t even get to toss the dice, that means you shift your pieces and roll the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to harm your opponent’s positions hoping to boost your chances of winning, but the Back Game strategy uses different tactics to do that. The Back Game technique is often used when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this technique, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

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