The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2
November 29th, 2016 by Claudia
[ English ]

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and good luck. The aim is to move your pieces carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their checkers toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at particular instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon plans to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any movement of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if she at all tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the activity of the opponent, your competitor does not even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your pieces and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The aims of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions with hope to improve your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game tactic utilizes different techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is often employed when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more complex than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are moved is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

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