As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of talent and good luck. The goal is to shift your pieces carefully around the board to your home board and at the same time your opposition shifts their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With opposing player pieces moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific strategies at specific instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon techniques to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to slow down the opponent to shift her chips, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely block any activity of the opponent by creating a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s pieces will either get bumped, or result a bad position if he/she ever attempts to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anyplace between point two and point 11 in your board. Once you have successfully built the prime to prevent the movement of the opponent, your competitor doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you move your chips and roll 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 hinder your opponent’s positions in hope to improve your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game tactic uses seperate techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is often employed when you’re far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This plan is more challenging than others to use in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the checkers are relocated is partly the result of the dice roll.