As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and luck. The aim is to move your chips safely around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opponent shifts their checkers toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With opposing player chips shifting in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for particular strategies at particular instances. Here are the two final Backgammon tactics to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to move their chips, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any movement of the opposing player by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a bad position if he/she at all attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point 11 in your half of the board. After you have successfully constructed the prime to stop the movement of your opponent, your opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your checkers and roll the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions with hope to improve your chances of winning, but the Back Game plan relies on different techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is commonly utilized when you are far behind your competitor. To participate 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 strategy is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are relocated is partially the result of the dice roll.