As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and pure luck. The goal is to move your chips carefully around the game board to your home board while at the same time your opposing player shifts their checkers toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for particular techniques at particular times. Here are the last two Backgammon strategies to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move her pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any activity of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or result a damaged position if he/she at all attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point two and point 11 in your board. After you have successfully constructed the prime to stop the movement of your opponent, the competitor doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you shift your chips and roll the dice yet again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions hoping to boost your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy utilizes seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game technique is commonly utilized when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are relocated is partly the result of the dice toss.