As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and pure luck. The aim is to move your chips carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their checkers toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With opposing player pieces heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific techniques at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon plans to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their chips, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely barricade any movement of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if she ever tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your game board. After you’ve successfully assembled the prime to block the activity of your competitor, your opponent doesn’t even get to roll the dice, that means you move your pieces and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions hoping to improve your chances of winning, however the Back Game technique relies on alternate tactics to do that. The Back Game tactic is commonly utilized when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this technique, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This technique is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are moved is partially the outcome of the dice toss.