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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 safely around the board to your home board while at the same time your opposition moves their checkers toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers heading in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move his checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to completely barricade any movement of the opponent by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if he/she at all tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anyplace between point two and point 11 in your board. As soon as you have successfully built the prime to stop the activity of your competitor, your opponent does not even get to toss the dice, that means you shift your chips and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions in hope to boost your chances of winning, however the Back Game tactic relies on different tactics to do that. The Back Game technique is commonly utilized when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more difficult than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your chips and how the chips are moved is partly the outcome of the dice toss.