• The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

    As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and good luck. The goal is to shift your chips safely around the board to your inner board and at the same time your opponent moves their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular techniques at specific instances. Here are the last two Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

    The Priming Game Plan

    If the aim of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move their chips, the Priming Game strategy is to completely barricade any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a damaged position if he/she at all attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anyplace between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you’ve successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of your competitor, your competitor does not even get to toss the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Technique

    The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to harm your opponent’s positions hoping to better your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game plan uses alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game plan is often utilized when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your chips and how the chips are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

     July 17th, 2021  Makenzie   No comments

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