The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

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As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and pure luck. The goal is to move your pieces carefully around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opposing player moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at specific instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move their chips, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely barricade any movement of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if he ever attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point 11 in your game board. Once you’ve successfully constructed the prime to stop the activity of your opponent, the competitor doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you move your pieces and toss the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions with hope to boost your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game tactic utilizes different techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is frequently employed 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 technique is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are moved is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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