The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2
January 6th, 2019 by Princess

As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and good luck. The goal is to shift your chips carefully around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With competing player checkers moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular tactics at particular instances. Here are the two final Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely block any movement of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if he at all tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. As soon as you’ve successfully built the prime to prevent the activity of your competitor, the opponent doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you shift your pieces and roll the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions in hope to better your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game technique utilizes seperate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is generally employed when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more difficult than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

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