The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a 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 opponent moves their chips toward their home board in the opposite direction. With competing player pieces heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular techniques at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any movement of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or result a damaged position if he ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anyplace between point two and point eleven in your game board. As soon as you’ve successfully constructed the prime to prevent the movement of your competitor, the competitor does not even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you move your pieces and roll the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The objectives of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your chances of winning, but the Back Game strategy utilizes seperate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game plan is commonly utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this strategy, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more complex than others to use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the chips are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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