As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and luck. The goal is to shift your checkers carefully around the board to your home board while at the same time your opponent moves their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player checkers heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at particular times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move their checkers, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely barricade any movement of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if he/she ever tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point two and point 11 in your game board. After you’ve successfully constructed the prime to stop the movement of your opponent, your opponent does not even get to roll the dice, that means you shift your checkers and toss the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game plan are similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions with hope to improve your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game technique utilizes different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game plan is generally used when you are far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this plan, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This technique is more complex than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are moved is partially the outcome of the dice toss.