As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and luck. The goal is to move your chips carefully around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opposition shifts their checkers toward their inside board in the opposing direction. With competing player checkers moving in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific techniques at particular instances. Here are the last two Backgammon techniques to round out your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking strategy is to slow down the opponent to move their pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely block any movement of the opponent by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The opponent’s chips will either get hit, or end up in a bad position if he/she ever tries to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be setup anyplace between point two and point 11 in your board. Once you have successfully built the prime to stop the activity of the opponent, your competitor doesn’t even get to toss the dice, and you move your chips and toss the dice yet again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions with hope to boost your chances of succeeding, however the Back Game plan relies on different techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is frequently employed when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this strategy, you have to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This technique is more complex than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your checkers and how the pieces are moved is partly the result of the dice roll.