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

The Priming Game Tactic

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to slow down the opponent to shift their chips, the Priming Game tactic is to completely block any movement of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if she ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. After you’ve successfully built the prime to prevent the activity of your opponent, the competitor does not even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you shift your checkers and toss the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The aims of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions hoping to better your odds of winning, however the Back Game technique uses different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game technique is frequently utilized when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this plan, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This plan is more difficult than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are moved is partly the outcome of the dice roll.