The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2
December 31st, 2015 by Princess
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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The goal is to move your chips safely around the game board to your home board while at the same time your opponent shifts their chips toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player checkers moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at specific instances. Here are the last two Backgammon plans to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move her chips, the Priming Game strategy is to completely barricade any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if he ever attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you’ve successfully constructed the prime to block the activity of the competitor, the competitor does not even get to toss the dice, that means you shift your pieces and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions with hope to better your odds of winning, however the Back Game plan relies on alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is generally utilized when you’re 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 (a single checker) late in the game. This tactic is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are moved is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

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