As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and luck. The goal is to move your chips carefully around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opponent shifts their pieces toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces moving in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular techniques at specific instances. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the aim of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to move her chips, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any activity of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he ever tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point two and point 11 in your board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to stop the movement of your competitor, your competitor doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you move your chips and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The objectives of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions in hope to improve your odds of winning, however the Back Game strategy utilizes seperate tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is often used when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this plan, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are moved is partially the outcome of the dice toss.