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As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The goal is to shift your chips safely around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opposition shifts their checkers toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon plans to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her chips, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely barricade any movement of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a damaged position if she ever attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point eleven in your board. As soon as you have successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of your competitor, your competitor does not even get to roll the dice, and you move your chips and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions hoping to better your odds of winning, however the Back Game tactic uses different tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is frequently used when you’re far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This technique is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are moved is partly the result of the dice roll.