• The Essential Facts of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2

    As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and good luck. The goal is to move your pieces carefully around the board to your home board and at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Strategy

    If the goal of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move her checkers, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely stop any movement of the opponent by assembling 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 at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your board. Once you’ve successfully assembled the prime to block the movement of your opponent, the opponent does not even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your pieces and toss the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Plan

    The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions in hope to boost your chances of winning, but the Back Game strategy relies on alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game plan is generally employed when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This technique is more difficult than others to employ in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are relocated is partly the result of the dice toss.

     July 12th, 2023  Makenzie   No comments

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