As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and luck. The aim is to shift your checkers safely around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opponent moves their chips toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With competing player pieces heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for specific strategies at particular instances. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to shift his pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely stop any activity of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if he ever tries to leave the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your game board. As soon as you have successfully built the prime to stop the activity of the competitor, the opponent does not even get a chance to roll the dice, and you move your checkers and roll the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game strategy uses seperate tactics to do that. The Back Game tactic is generally utilized when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This technique is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.