The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

by Erin on June 4th, 2022

As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and good luck. The aim is to shift your checkers carefully around the game board to your inside board and at the same time your opponent shifts their checkers toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player checkers heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at particular instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the goal of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to shift her pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to completely stop any activity of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if he at all attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point two and point eleven in your game board. After you’ve successfully constructed the prime to stop the activity of the opponent, the opponent doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you shift your checkers and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions with hope to improve your chances of winning, but the Back Game tactic relies on seperate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is commonly utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more complex than others to play in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.

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