The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2
June 26th, 2018 by Claudia
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As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and good luck. The aim is to shift your chips safely around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their pieces toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at specific instances. Here are the last two Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move her pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to completely barricade any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if she ever attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your board. After you’ve successfully assembled the prime to block the movement of your competitor, the competitor does not even get to roll the dice, that means you move your pieces and toss the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions hoping to better your odds of winning, however the Back Game tactic uses different tactics to do that. The Back Game tactic is often employed when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this strategy, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) 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 checkers are moved is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

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