As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The aim is to move your pieces safely around the board to your inside board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player checkers heading in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at specific instances. Here are the two final Backgammon plans to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his chips, the Priming Game strategy is to completely block any movement of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a bad position if she at all attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point eleven in your game board. As soon as you have successfully assembled the prime to block the activity of your competitor, the opponent does not even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you shift your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions with hope to better your chances of winning, but the Back Game strategy utilizes alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game plan is commonly employed when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more difficult than others to employ in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are moved is partially the outcome of the dice toss.