• The Basics of Backgammon Strategies – Part 2

    As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of talent and good luck. The aim is to shift your pieces carefully around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces moving in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular strategies at specific times. Here are the last 2 Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

    The Priming Game Tactic

    If the aim of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move his pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any activity of the opposing player by building 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 escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point 11 in your game board. After you’ve successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of your competitor, the competitor doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you move your checkers and toss the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Strategy

    The objectives of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions with hope to boost your odds of winning, but the Back Game plan uses seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game plan is generally employed when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this plan, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice roll.

     May 31st, 2024  Makenzie   No comments

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