• The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2

    As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of ability and good luck. The goal is to move your chips carefully around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player checkers heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at specific instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Plan

    If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift their checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely stop any movement of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a damaged position if he/she ever attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your half of the board. As soon as you’ve successfully constructed the prime to prevent the activity of your competitor, your competitor doesn’t even get to toss the dice, that means you shift your checkers and toss the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Technique

    The goals of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions in hope to boost your odds of succeeding, but the Back Game strategy uses seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is often used when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This strategy is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are relocated is partly the result of the dice toss.

     November 14th, 2015  Makenzie   No comments

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