The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2
March 19th, 2020 by Princess
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As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and pure luck. The aim is to move your checkers safely around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opponent shifts their checkers toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift her chips, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely stop any activity of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if he at all tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your board. After you have successfully built the prime to prevent the activity of the competitor, the competitor doesn’t even get to toss the dice, that means you move your pieces and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your odds of winning, but the Back Game strategy relies on seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game plan is generally employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this plan, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the checkers are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.

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