The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2
April 9th, 2022 by Princess

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of ability and luck. The goal is to shift your pieces safely around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opposing player moves their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at specific times. Here are the two final Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move his chips, the Priming Game strategy is to completely barricade any activity of the opponent by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get bumped, or result a damaged position if he/she ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point eleven in your half of the board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to block the movement of your opponent, the opponent doesn’t even get to toss the dice, that means you shift your checkers and roll the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to improve your odds of winning, but the Back Game technique relies on alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game technique is often utilized when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this technique, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are moved is partly the result of the dice toss.

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