The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

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

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move their pieces, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely barricade any movement of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if she ever tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your board. Once you have successfully built the prime to prevent the activity of the competitor, the opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you shift your checkers and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions in hope to improve your odds of succeeding, but the Back Game strategy utilizes different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game plan is commonly employed when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this plan, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This plan is more difficult than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

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