The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and pure luck. The goal is to shift your pieces carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opposition shifts their checkers toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular techniques at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to move her checkers, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely stop any movement of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if he at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. As soon as you’ve successfully constructed the prime to prevent the activity of your competitor, your competitor does not even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The goals of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions hoping to improve your chances of winning, however the Back Game tactic relies on seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is often utilized when you’re far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are moved is partially the result of the dice roll.

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