The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two
February 22nd, 2016 by Claudia
[ English ]

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The aim is to move your chips safely around the board to your home board and at the same time your opposing player moves their checkers toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces shifting in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to shift his pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely barricade any movement of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get bumped, or result a bad position if he at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. As soon as you have successfully built the prime to stop the movement of the opponent, your competitor does not even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your chips and toss the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions with hope to better your chances of winning, but the Back Game tactic uses different tactics to do that. The Back Game technique is commonly employed when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you need to hold 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 chips and how the chips are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.

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