The Essential Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2
January 7th, 2022 by Claudia

As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and pure luck. The goal is to move your pieces safely around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opposition shifts their chips toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to completely barricade any movement of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if he/she ever attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. As soon as you have successfully built the prime to prevent the movement of the competitor, your competitor does not even get to toss the dice, that means you shift your chips and roll the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to harm your opponent’s positions hoping to improve your odds of winning, but the Back Game strategy relies on alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game plan is frequently employed when you are far behind your opponent. To play 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 strategy is more complex than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

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