The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two
December 7th, 2015 by Claudia

As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and luck. The aim is to shift your chips safely around the board to your home board while at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers moving in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at particular instances. Here are the two final Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the aim of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to move his checkers, the Priming Game plan is to completely stop any movement of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if he at all tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to stop the activity of your opponent, the competitor doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions with hope to boost your chances of winning, but the Back Game strategy utilizes seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is generally employed when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this technique, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the chips are moved is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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