As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and pure luck. The aim is to move your chips safely around the game board to your inside board and at the same time your opposing player moves their checkers toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With competing player chips shifting in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular tactics at particular instances. Here are the two final Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift her chips, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely barricade any activity of the opponent by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or result a damaged position if she ever attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point eleven in your game board. As soon as you’ve successfully assembled the prime to prevent the movement of the competitor, your competitor doesn’t even get to roll the dice, that means you move your pieces and toss the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hurt your opponent’s positions with hope to boost your odds of winning, however the Back Game strategy utilizes alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game plan is commonly employed when you are far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this technique, you need to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single checker) late in the game. This technique is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice roll.