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As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and good luck. The aim is to shift your pieces carefully around the board to your inner board and at the same time your opposition moves their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips shifting in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to move his checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to completely barricade any activity of the opponent by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or result a battered position if she ever tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your board. As soon as you have successfully built the prime to prevent the movement of your competitor, the competitor doesn’t even get to toss the dice, and you shift your checkers and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The goals of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions with hope to boost your odds of succeeding, but the Back Game technique relies on alternate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is commonly utilized when you’re far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this technique, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This technique is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the pieces are moved is partly the outcome of the dice toss.