The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and pure luck. The aim is to move your checkers safely around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon tactics to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the goal of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move her chips, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely block any activity of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get hit, or result a damaged position if he ever tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point two and point eleven in your game board. Once you have successfully constructed the prime to block the activity of the opponent, your competitor doesn’t even get to toss the dice, that means you move your checkers and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The goals of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions with hope to better your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game strategy utilizes seperate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is frequently employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This technique is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are moved is partly the result of the dice roll.

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