The Essential Details of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2
March 6th, 2024 by Princess

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and pure luck. The aim is to shift your chips safely around the game board to your home board while at the same time your opposition shifts their pieces toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at particular instances. Here are the last two Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his chips, the Priming Game tactic is to completely barricade any movement of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if she at all tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point 11 in your game board. After you’ve successfully built the prime to prevent the movement of your opponent, your opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your checkers and toss the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions in hope to better your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game tactic utilizes alternate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is frequently used when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This plan is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the chips are moved is partly the result of the dice toss.

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