As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The aim is to move your chips carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player chips moving in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at specific instances. Here are the last two Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift his pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to completely barricade any activity of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if she ever attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point 11 in your game board. After you have successfully built the prime to block the movement of the opponent, your competitor doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you shift your chips and roll the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions in hope to boost your chances of winning, however the Back Game tactic relies on alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is commonly employed when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this plan, you have to hold 2 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 use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are relocated is partly the outcome of the dice roll.