The Essential Facts of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

by Erin on December 24th, 2021

As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and pure luck. The goal is to shift your pieces carefully around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular techniques at particular instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move her checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to completely block any movement of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if he at all tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your board. After you’ve successfully built the prime to prevent the movement of your competitor, your competitor does not even get 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 strategy and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions in hope to boost your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy utilizes seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is commonly used when you’re far behind your opponent. To play 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 strategy is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

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