As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and good luck. The aim is to move your chips carefully around the board to your inner board while at the same time your opposing player moves their checkers toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular techniques at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon strategies to round out your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move her pieces, the Priming Game plan is to completely stop any movement of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if he at all attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. As soon as you’ve successfully built the prime to block the activity of your opponent, the opponent does not even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you move your pieces and toss the dice again. You will be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The goals of the Back Game tactic and the Blocking Game technique are very similar – to hurt your competitor’s positions in hope to better your odds of succeeding, but the Back Game strategy utilizes alternate techniques to achieve that. The Back Game tactic is commonly utilized when you’re far behind your opponent. To compete in Backgammon with this plan, you need to control 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more difficult than others to employ in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your chips and how the chips are relocated is partially the outcome of the dice toss.