The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

by Erin on February 28th, 2024

As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The aim is to shift your chips safely around the game board to your inside board and at the same time your opposing player moves their chips toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player checkers shifting in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the goal of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to move her pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to completely block any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get hit, or result a bad position if he/she ever tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anyplace between point two and point eleven in your board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the activity of your opponent, your opponent does not even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you shift your chips and toss the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to harm your opponent’s positions hoping to boost your chances of winning, but the Back Game plan utilizes seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game technique is generally utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this technique, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your chips and how the chips are moved is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

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