The Essential Details of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two
April 13th, 2020 by Claudia
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As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and pure luck. The aim is to shift your checkers carefully around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With competing player chips heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at particular instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the goal of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any activity of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if he/she at all attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point two and point eleven in your game board. After you’ve successfully built the prime to prevent the activity of the competitor, the opponent does not even get to toss the dice, that means you move your chips and toss the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The aims of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions in hope to better your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy uses alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is often utilized when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you need to control two 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 checkers and how the checkers are moved is partially the result of the dice roll.

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