The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

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As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of talent and pure luck. The aim is to shift your chips safely around the board to your home board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their checkers toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips moving in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular strategies at particular instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely stop any movement of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or result a battered position if he at all tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to stop the movement of your competitor, your opponent does not even get to roll the dice, and you shift your chips and toss the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions hoping to better your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy relies on different tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is frequently utilized when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this plan, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This technique is more difficult than others to use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice toss.