As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and luck. The aim is to move your chips carefully around the board to your home board and at the same time your opposing player moves their checkers toward their home board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at specific instances. Here are the 2 final Backgammon tactics to complete your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to move his chips, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely stop any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a battered position if she ever tries to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anywhere between point 2 and point 11 in your game board. After you’ve successfully constructed the prime to block the activity of the competitor, your opponent does not even get a chance to roll the dice, and you shift your chips and toss the dice again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The aims of the Back Game plan and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions with hope to better your chances of winning, however the Back Game technique uses different tactics to achieve that. The Back Game technique is frequently employed when you are 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 plan is more complex than others to employ in Backgammon because it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the chips are relocated is partially the result of the dice roll.