The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2

As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The goal is to move your pieces carefully around the board to your home board and at the same time your opposing player moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to completely barricade any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a bad position if he ever tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you’ve successfully constructed the prime to stop the movement of your competitor, the opponent doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to improve your odds of winning, however the Back Game tactic uses alternate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game technique is frequently utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this plan, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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