The Essential Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part Two
February 23rd, 2022 by Claudia

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and luck. The goal is to shift your checkers safely around the game board to your inside board and at the same time your opposition shifts their chips toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers shifting in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at particular times. Here are the last 2 Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to shift her pieces, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely barricade any activity of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if he ever tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to block the activity of your opponent, the opponent does not even get to toss the dice, that means you move your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game plan relies on different techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is frequently used when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

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