The Essential Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two

As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and pure luck. The goal is to move your chips safely around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opponent shifts their pieces toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular tactics at specific times. Here are the two final Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to move their chips, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely block any activity of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if he/she at all attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your game board. As soon as you’ve successfully assembled the prime to block the movement of the opponent, your opponent doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you move your pieces and toss the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions in hope to boost your chances of winning, but the Back Game tactic utilizes different tactics to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is frequently utilized when you are far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this strategy, you need 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 because it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are moved is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

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