As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and good luck. The goal is to shift your checkers carefully around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opposing player moves their pieces toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With competing player pieces heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific techniques at particular times. Here are the two final Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move his chips, the Priming Game strategy is to completely stop any movement of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a bad position if he/she ever attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anywhere between point two and point eleven in your half of the board. As soon as you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the movement of your competitor, the competitor doesn’t even get to roll the dice, that means you move your checkers and toss the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions hoping to boost your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game strategy relies on different tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is frequently utilized when you’re far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to control two 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 requires careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice toss.