The Essential Details of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two
January 31st, 2020 by Claudia

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

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their pieces, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely stop any activity of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if she at all tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. As soon as you’ve successfully constructed the prime to stop the movement of the competitor, the opponent does not even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you move your checkers and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your odds of winning, but the Back Game strategy utilizes seperate tactics to do that. The Back Game tactic is commonly employed when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to play in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

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