The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

by Erin on March 12th, 2019

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of ability and pure luck. The goal is to shift your chips safely around the board to your inner board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their chips toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at specific instances. Here are the last two Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his pieces, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely barricade any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if he/she at all tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. After you have successfully assembled the prime to block the movement of your opponent, your opponent does not even get a chance to roll the dice, and you shift your pieces and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to harm your competitor’s positions with hope to better your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game tactic uses seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is frequently employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this strategy, you need to control 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 seeing as it requires careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are moved is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

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