The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

by Erin on July 3rd, 2020

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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of ability and good luck. The aim is to move your checkers carefully around the board to your inner board and at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips shifting in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at particular instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move their chips, the Priming Game strategy is to completely stop any activity of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or result a damaged position if he at all tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. As soon as you have successfully constructed the prime to block the activity of your opponent, your opponent does not even get to roll the dice, and you move your pieces and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions hoping to better your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game strategy uses different techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is frequently used when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this tactic, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This technique is more complex than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are moved is partially the result of the dice roll.

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