The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2
January 9th, 2016 by Princess
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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and good luck. The goal is to shift your chips safely around the game board to your inside board and at the same time your opposition shifts their checkers toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips moving in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at particular times. Here are the last 2 Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to completely stop any activity of the opponent 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/she ever tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point 11 in your game board. After you’ve successfully built the prime to prevent the activity of the opponent, your opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions with hope to better your odds of winning, however the Back Game technique relies on alternate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is generally utilized when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your chips and how the chips are relocated is partly the result of the dice toss.

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