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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and pure luck. The aim is to shift your checkers carefully around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opposition shifts their pieces toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their checkers, the Priming Game plan is to completely barricade any movement of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a battered position if he at all tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. As soon as you’ve successfully constructed the prime to stop the activity of the competitor, your opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your checkers and toss the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The goals of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions in hope to improve your odds of winning, however the Back Game plan utilizes different techniques to do that. The Back Game technique is commonly employed when you’re far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your chips and how the chips are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.