The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and good luck. The aim is to shift your checkers safely around the board to your home board and at the same time your opposing player moves their pieces toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips shifting in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at particular times. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move his checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any activity of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if he/she ever tries to leave the wall. The trap 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 stop the activity of your opponent, your competitor doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you shift your checkers and toss the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions with hope to better your chances of winning, however the Back Game tactic relies on seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is frequently employed when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this plan, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the checkers are relocated is partly the result of the dice roll.

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