The Essential Facts of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

by Erin on May 25th, 2024

As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The goal is to shift your chips safely around the board to your home board while at the same time your opposing player shifts their chips toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With competing player pieces heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon tactics to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to shift their chips, the Priming Game strategy is to completely stop any movement 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 battered position if he at all tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your game board. After you’ve successfully built the prime to prevent the activity of your opponent, your competitor does not even get to roll the dice, that means you shift your chips and roll the dice yet again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The objectives 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 winning, but the Back Game technique uses different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is often employed when you are far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more difficult than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the checkers are moved is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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