The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

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

The Priming Game Plan

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their checkers, the Priming Game plan is to completely barricade any activity of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if he/she ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the activity of the opponent, the competitor does not even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions hoping to better your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game technique utilizes alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game technique is generally employed when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are relocated is partially the result of the dice toss.

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