The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two

As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and good luck. The goal is to move your checkers safely around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opposition moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces shifting in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at particular instances. Here are the two final Backgammon strategies to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move his chips, the Priming Game tactic is to completely stop any movement of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if he at all attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you have successfully built the prime to block the movement of your opponent, the opponent doesn’t even get to roll the dice, that means you shift your pieces and toss the dice yet again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The goals of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions with hope to improve your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game tactic relies on alternate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is generally used when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this technique, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

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