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As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and good luck. The aim is to shift your chips safely around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opposing player shifts their chips toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular tactics at particular instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon strategies 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 pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely barricade any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get hit, or result a bad position if he/she at all attempts to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point eleven in your game board. After you’ve successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of your competitor, the opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss 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 goals of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions in hope to better your odds of winning, however the Back Game technique relies on alternate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game technique is generally utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This technique is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are moved is partially the outcome of the dice toss.