• The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2

    As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and pure luck. The goal is to shift your pieces carefully around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opposition moves their checkers toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With competing player checkers moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at particular instances. Here are the last two Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

    The Priming Game Plan

    If the purpose of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift their pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely block any movement of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if she ever tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point two and point eleven in your half of the board. Once you’ve successfully assembled the prime to prevent the movement of your opponent, your opponent does not even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you shift your pieces and roll the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Technique

    The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions in hope to boost your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy uses seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game plan is generally employed when you’re far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this strategy, you need 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 employ in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the checkers are relocated is partially the result of the dice roll.

     December 15th, 2018  Makenzie   No comments

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