The Essential Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2
September 8th, 2015 by Claudia

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The aim is to move your checkers safely around the board to your inner board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their chips toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely stop any movement of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or result a bad position if he/she ever attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. As soon as you’ve successfully assembled the prime to block the activity of the opponent, your competitor does not even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you move your chips and toss the dice yet again. You’ll be a winner 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 improve your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game strategy uses different techniques to do that. The Back Game technique is generally employed when you’re far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are relocated is partially the result of the dice roll.

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