The Essential Details of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two
November 5th, 2015 by Princess
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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and luck. The goal is to move your chips carefully around the board to your inside board while at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon plans to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift his chips, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any movement of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if he at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. As soon as you’ve successfully built the prime to block the movement of the opponent, your opponent does not even get to toss the dice, that means you shift your pieces and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The goals of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions in hope to improve your odds of winning, however the Back Game technique utilizes alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game technique is commonly employed when you are far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this tactic, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This strategy is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are moved is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

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