The Essential Facts of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

by Erin on April 19th, 2021

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As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of talent and good luck. The aim is to move your chips carefully around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move her pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely block any activity of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get hit, or result a damaged position if he/she at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. As soon as you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the movement of the competitor, the competitor doesn’t even get to toss the dice, that means you move your pieces and toss the dice yet again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions in hope to better your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game technique utilizes alternate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game technique is commonly used when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This technique is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are relocated is partly the result of the dice roll.

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