As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The aim is to move your chips carefully around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opponent shifts their checkers toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces shifting in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular strategies at particular instances. Here are the two final Backgammon plans to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or result a damaged position if he at all attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point eleven in your half of the board. As soon as you have successfully built the prime to stop the activity of your competitor, the competitor does not even get to roll the dice, and you shift your pieces and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions with hope to boost your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game tactic uses seperate tactics to do that. The Back Game strategy is generally employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are moved is partially the outcome of the dice roll.