As we dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a game of ability and luck. The aim is to shift your pieces carefully around the game board to your inside board and at the same time your opponent moves their pieces toward their inside board in the opposite direction. With competing player pieces heading in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at specific instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon techniques to complete your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move his pieces, the Priming Game strategy is to completely block any movement of the opponent by assembling a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a battered position if he/she ever attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. Once you have successfully built the prime to stop the activity of your competitor, the opponent doesn’t even get to roll the dice, and you move your checkers and roll the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The aims of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to hinder your competitor’s positions with hope to improve your chances of succeeding, but the Back Game tactic utilizes different tactics to do that. The Back Game tactic is generally employed when you are far behind your competitor. To compete in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold 2 or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more complex than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the checkers are relocated is partially the result of the dice roll.