• The Essential Details of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two

    As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and luck. The aim is to shift your pieces safely around the game board to your inside board and at the same time your opponent shifts their pieces toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers moving in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at specific times. Here are the two final Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

    The Priming Game Strategy

    If the aim of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to shift their checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely barricade any movement of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if she ever tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your game board. As soon as you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the activity of the competitor, the opponent doesn’t even get to roll the dice, that means you move your checkers and toss the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

    The Back Game Tactic

    The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions with hope to better your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game strategy utilizes seperate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game plan is frequently employed when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this technique, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This tactic is more difficult than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are relocated is partially the result of the dice roll.

     May 1st, 2019  Lee   No comments

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