• The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part 2

    As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and pure luck. The goal is to shift your chips safely around the board to your home board while at the same time your opposing player moves their pieces toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon plans to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Plan

    If the aim of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their chips, the Priming Game tactic is to completely stop any movement of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a battered position if he/she ever attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anyplace between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. After you’ve successfully built the prime to stop the movement of the competitor, the competitor does not even get to toss the dice, and you shift your checkers and toss the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Strategy

    The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions in hope to better your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game technique relies on alternate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game plan is commonly employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This strategy is more difficult than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are moved is partly the result of the dice roll.

     March 4th, 2022  Makenzie   No comments

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