As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The goal is to shift your pieces safely around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their chips toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips heading in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular techniques at specific instances. Here are the two final Backgammon tactics to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely barricade any activity of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get hit, or result a bad position if she ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. Once you’ve successfully constructed the prime to prevent the activity of the opponent, the competitor does not even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you shift your chips and toss the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions hoping to better your odds of winning, but the Back Game strategy utilizes alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is often 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 (a single piece) late in the game. This technique is more complex than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are moved is partly the result of the dice toss.