The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and luck. The aim is to move your pieces safely around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opposing player shifts their checkers toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces shifting in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular tactics at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to shift her pieces, the Priming Game plan 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 hit, or result a damaged position if he at all tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your board. As soon as you have successfully constructed the prime to prevent the movement of your opponent, the opponent does not even get to roll the dice, that means you move your chips and roll the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions hoping to better your odds of winning, but the Back Game technique uses seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is generally utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this strategy, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more difficult than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are moved is partly the result of the dice toss.

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