The Essential Facts of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two
September 7th, 2015 by Claudia
[ English ]

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and pure luck. The goal is to move your checkers safely around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their pieces toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With opposing player checkers heading in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the aim of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to move her pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely block any movement of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get hit, or result a damaged position if he/she at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point two and point 11 in your board. After you’ve successfully constructed the prime to prevent the activity of the competitor, your opponent doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The aims of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions in hope to boost your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game technique utilizes alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game tactic is often used when you’re far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this strategy, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This technique is more complex than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are relocated is partially the result of the dice roll.

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