• The Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

    As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The goal is to shift your pieces carefully around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at specific instances. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

    The Priming Game Strategy

    If the goal 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 opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or result a bad position if he/she at all tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. As soon as you have successfully constructed the prime to prevent the activity of the opponent, the competitor does not even get to roll the dice, and you move your chips and toss the dice yet again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Strategy

    The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions with hope to better your chances of winning, but the Back Game technique relies on alternate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is commonly employed when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this technique, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more difficult than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are moved is partially the outcome of the dice roll.

     October 14th, 2021  Makenzie   No comments

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