• The Essential Facts of Backgammon Game Plans – 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 checkers carefully around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opposition shifts their chips toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With competing player pieces heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon strategies to finish off your game.

    The Priming Game Plan

    If the goal of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move her checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely block any activity of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your board. After you’ve successfully assembled the prime to block the movement of your opponent, the opponent does not even get to roll the dice, that means you move your chips and toss the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

    The Back Game Tactic

    The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions in hope to better your chances of winning, however the Back Game strategy uses different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is generally used when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this technique, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.

     April 17th, 2023  Lee   No comments

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