The Essential Details of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2
January 8th, 2023 by Princess

As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The aim is to shift your chips carefully around the game board to your inside board and at the same time your opposition shifts their pieces toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips shifting in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at specific instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move his checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely barricade any movement of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if he ever attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point 11 in your game board. Once you’ve successfully assembled the prime to block the movement of the opponent, the opponent doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you shift your chips and toss the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions with hope to boost your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy relies on different tactics to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is generally utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

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