The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two

by Erin on May 23rd, 2020

As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of ability and luck. The goal is to move your chips carefully around the game board to your home board while at the same time your opponent shifts their checkers toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With competing player chips moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular techniques at particular times. Here are the last 2 Backgammon tactics to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move their chips, the Priming Game strategy is to completely stop any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if she ever attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point eleven in your board. After you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the movement of your competitor, the competitor doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions hoping to better your chances of winning, however the Back Game strategy relies on seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is frequently used when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This technique is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are moved is partly the result of the dice roll.

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