As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and pure luck. The goal is to shift your checkers carefully around the board to your inner board and at the same time your opposition shifts their pieces toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With competing player pieces shifting in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular techniques at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to completely barricade any movement of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if she at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your board. After you have successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of the competitor, the opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you move your pieces and toss the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to harm your opponent’s positions with hope to improve your odds of winning, but the Back Game strategy relies on alternate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is frequently utilized when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the chips are moved is partly the outcome of the dice toss.