The Essential Facts of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

by Erin on July 27th, 2019

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and luck. The goal is to shift your checkers safely around the board to your inner board and at the same time your opposing player moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular techniques at particular times. Here are the last two Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to move her checkers, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely block any activity of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if she at all tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your half of the board. As soon as you’ve successfully assembled the prime to stop the movement of the competitor, your competitor doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you shift your checkers and toss the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions hoping to better your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game plan uses seperate tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is generally employed when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this technique, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

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