As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and luck. The goal is to move your chips safely around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opposing player shifts their chips toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at specific instances. Here are the last 2 Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her chips, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely barricade any activity of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if she at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your game board. Once you have successfully constructed the prime to prevent the movement of your competitor, your competitor doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you move your checkers and toss the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game plan utilizes different techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is often used when you are far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more difficult than others to employ in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice toss.