The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two
November 7th, 2020 by Princess

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and pure luck. The goal is to move your checkers safely around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opposition moves their chips toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular techniques at specific instances. Here are the two final Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move their checkers, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if he/she ever tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point eleven in your half of the board. Once you’ve successfully built the prime to prevent the movement of your opponent, your competitor doesn’t even get to roll the dice, that means you shift your chips and toss the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions in hope to boost your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game tactic utilizes different tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is frequently used when you are far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this strategy, you have to hold 2 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 because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are moved is partly the result of the dice toss.

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