The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2
February 9th, 2021 by Claudia

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of ability and luck. The goal is to shift your chips carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips moving in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at specific times. Here are the last 2 Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to shift his chips, the Priming Game tactic is to completely block any movement of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a battered position if he/she at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. After you’ve successfully constructed the prime to block the activity of the competitor, your opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you move your chips and roll the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to improve your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game plan utilizes seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is frequently employed when you’re 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 technique is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.

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