The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two
June 1st, 2023 by Princess

As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The goal is to move your checkers safely around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opposing player shifts their checkers toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player checkers shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular strategies at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the aim of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to completely barricade any movement of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if she at all tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your board. As soon as you’ve successfully constructed the prime to block the activity of the competitor, the competitor does not even get a chance to roll the dice, and you shift your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions hoping to boost your odds of winning, but the Back Game tactic uses alternate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is often employed when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are moved is partly the result of the dice toss.

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