The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2
February 8th, 2017 by Claudia
[ English ]

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and luck. The aim is to shift your checkers carefully around the board to your inside board while at the same time your opposition shifts their chips toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at specific times. Here are the two final Backgammon plans to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely barricade any movement of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or result a damaged position if she ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. As soon as you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the movement of the competitor, your opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you move your pieces and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The goals of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions with hope to improve your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game plan utilizes different tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is generally employed when you are far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this technique, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This plan is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are moved is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

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