The Essential Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two
December 31st, 2021 by Princess

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The aim is to move your checkers carefully around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opposition shifts their chips toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at specific instances. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move his checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely barricade any movement of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or result a battered position if he ever tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anyplace between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you’ve successfully constructed the prime to prevent the movement of your competitor, your opponent doesn’t even get to toss the dice, and you shift your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions hoping to boost your odds of winning, but the Back Game strategy relies on different techniques to do that. The Back Game technique is frequently employed when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this technique, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are moved is partially the result of the dice roll.

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