The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2
February 20th, 2022 by Princess
[ English ]

As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and good luck. The aim is to move your checkers safely around the board to your home board and at the same time your opposition moves their chips toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips shifting in opposite directions there is bound 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 aim of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move their chips, the Priming Game plan is to completely block any activity of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if he/she at all attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to stop the movement of the competitor, your competitor doesn’t even get to roll the dice, that means you move your chips and toss the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game technique relies on different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is often employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this strategy, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your chips and how the chips are moved is partly the result of the dice roll.

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