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The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part Two

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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of ability and luck. The goal is to move your chips carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opposition moves their checkers toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With competing player chips shifting in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at particular instances. Here are the two final Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to shift her checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to completely block any movement of the opposing player by creating a prime - ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor's pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if he at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. After you have successfully constructed the prime to stop the movement of the opponent, your competitor doesn't even get to roll the dice, that means you move your pieces and roll the dice yet again. You'll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The objectives of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar - to hinder your opponent's positions in hope to improve your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game technique utilizes alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game tactic is often utilized when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This strategy is more difficult than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice toss.

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