• The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2

    As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of ability and luck. The goal is to move your chips safely around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opponent moves their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player checkers shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at particular instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Plan

    If the aim of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move their pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any movement of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he/she ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point eleven in your game board. Once you’ve successfully built the prime to block the activity of your opponent, your competitor does not even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your chips and toss the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Tactic

    The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions with hope to better your odds of winning, but the Back Game strategy utilizes different techniques to do that. The Back Game technique is generally employed when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are moved is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

     September 26th, 2022  Makenzie   No comments

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