As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and pure luck. The goal is to move your chips carefully around the game board to your inner board and at the same time your opponent moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces shifting in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular techniques at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon plans to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to move his checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to completely stop any movement of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if he/she at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. Once you’ve successfully built the prime to prevent the activity of your opponent, your opponent does not even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your chips and toss the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The goals of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions hoping to better your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game tactic utilizes different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game plan is commonly utilized when you are far behind your competitor. To play Backgammon with this tactic, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are moved is partly the result of the dice toss.