The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2
July 10th, 2021 by Princess
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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The aim is to move your pieces carefully around the board to your home board and at the same time your opponent moves their pieces toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With competing player checkers shifting in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular techniques at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move her chips, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any movement of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a battered position if he/she ever attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. After you’ve successfully built the prime to block the movement of your competitor, the opponent doesn’t even get to toss the dice, that means you move your checkers and toss the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your chances of winning, but the Back Game tactic relies on alternate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game plan is generally employed when you are far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this plan, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more difficult than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are moved is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

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