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As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and pure luck. The goal is to shift your pieces carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to move their checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if she ever tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point 11 in your game board. As soon as you’ve successfully assembled the prime to block the activity of your opponent, your competitor does not even get to roll the dice, and you move your checkers and toss the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to harm your competitor’s positions with hope to better your odds of succeeding, but the Back Game plan utilizes seperate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game strategy is often employed when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this strategy, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are moved is partially the outcome of the dice roll.