The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

by Erin on March 17th, 2022

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and good luck. The aim is to move your chips safely around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opposition moves their chips toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips moving in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular techniques at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move her pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to completely stop any activity of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if he at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. After you’ve successfully constructed the prime to stop the movement of the competitor, your competitor does not even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you move your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions with hope to improve your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy uses different techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is commonly employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This technique is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are relocated is partly the result of the dice roll.

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