The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2
December 13th, 2015 by Princess
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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and pure luck. The aim is to shift your chips safely around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opposing player moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposite direction. With competing player checkers heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular techniques at particular times. Here are the last 2 Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any activity of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if he at all tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. As soon as you’ve successfully assembled the prime to stop the movement of the competitor, your competitor does not even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you shift your pieces and toss the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions hoping to better your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game strategy relies on alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game tactic is often used when you are far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this technique, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are moved is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

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