As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and pure luck. The aim is to shift your pieces carefully around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opposing player shifts their checkers toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces shifting in opposing directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to shift his pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or result a battered position if he at all tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your half of the board. After you have successfully assembled the prime to prevent the activity of your opponent, the opponent doesn’t even get to toss the dice, that means you shift your pieces and toss the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The goals of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions hoping to improve your odds of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy utilizes different techniques to do that. The Back Game strategy is generally used when you are far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you have to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This strategy is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your chips and how the chips are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.