• The Essential Facts of Backgammon Tactics – Part Two

    As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The goal is to move your pieces carefully around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opposition shifts their chips toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips moving in opposing 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 Tactic

    If the aim of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to move his checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to completely stop any activity of the opponent by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if he/she ever tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you’ve successfully built the prime to stop the movement of the opponent, the opponent doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you move your checkers and roll the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Plan

    The goals of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions in hope to better your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game plan utilizes alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is generally used when you’re far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are moved is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

     April 23rd, 2024  Makenzie   No comments

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