The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two

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As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of ability and luck. The goal is to shift your chips carefully around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their home board in the opposite direction. With competing player checkers moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at particular instances. Here are the two final Backgammon tactics to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to completely block any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or result a battered position if he ever attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your board. After you’ve successfully built the prime to stop the movement of your opponent, your competitor does not even get to roll the dice, that means you move your chips and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The objectives of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions in hope to improve your odds of winning, however the Back Game tactic utilizes alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game technique is often utilized when you are far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this technique, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This technique is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are moved is partly the result of the dice roll.