• The Essential Basics of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

    As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The aim is to move your pieces carefully around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opponent moves their chips toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific techniques at specific instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Strategy

    If the aim of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move their pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely stop any movement of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if he/she at all tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point 11 in your game board. As soon as you have successfully assembled the prime to stop the movement of the competitor, your opponent does not even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you move your chips and toss the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Plan

    The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions with hope to improve your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game technique utilizes alternate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game technique is often utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are relocated is partially the result of the dice toss.

     October 7th, 2023  Makenzie   No comments

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