The Essential Facts of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2
February 18th, 2022 by Claudia

As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of ability and pure luck. The goal is to move your chips safely around the board to your inside board while at the same time your opposition moves their chips toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at specific instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move their chips, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely stop any activity of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if she ever attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. After you have successfully constructed the prime to prevent the movement of your competitor, the competitor doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you move your checkers and toss the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions with hope to improve your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game tactic uses seperate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is commonly used when you are far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this technique, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are relocated is partially the result of the dice roll.

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