• The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2

    As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The aim is to shift your pieces safely around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opposition shifts their checkers toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player checkers heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular tactics at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Strategy

    If the goal of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift her checkers, the Priming Game plan is to completely stop any movement of the opponent by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get bumped, or result a damaged position if he ever tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your board. As soon as you have successfully built the prime to block the movement of your opponent, your opponent doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you shift your chips and toss the dice yet again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Tactic

    The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your chances of winning, however the Back Game strategy relies on alternate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is generally employed when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this technique, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This technique is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

     February 17th, 2022  Makenzie   No comments

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