The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and good luck. The goal is to move your pieces carefully around the board to your inside board while at the same time your opposition moves their chips toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player checkers moving in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular techniques at particular instances. Here are the two final Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move their pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely barricade any activity of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if she at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your board. Once you’ve successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of your competitor, your opponent doesn’t even get to toss the dice, and you shift your chips and toss the dice yet again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions in hope to better your odds of succeeding, but the Back Game plan uses seperate tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is generally used when you’re far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice roll.