As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and pure luck. The goal is to shift your chips carefully around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opponent moves their chips toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces heading in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at specific times. Here are the two final Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move her pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to completely barricade any activity of the opposing player by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get hit, or result a battered position if he/she ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your board. Once you have successfully constructed the prime to block the activity of the opponent, your opponent does not even get to toss the dice, and you move your checkers and roll the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions hoping to improve your odds of winning, however the Back Game strategy uses different techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is frequently utilized when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the checkers are moved is partly the result of the dice roll.