• The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two

    As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of ability and luck. The goal is to shift your checkers carefully around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opposition moves their checkers toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers shifting in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at particular instances. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

    The Priming Game Strategy

    If the aim of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move their pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if he at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point eleven in your game board. Once you have successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of your opponent, your competitor doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, and you shift your checkers and roll the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Tactic

    The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions hoping to better your chances of winning, however the Back Game strategy uses different tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is generally employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This tactic is more complex than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are relocated is partly the result of the dice roll.

     October 7th, 2015  Lee   No comments

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