As we have dicussed in the last article, Backgammon is a casino game of talent and pure luck. The aim is to shift your pieces carefully around the game board to your inside board while at the same time your opposing player moves their pieces toward their inner board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces moving in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific tactics at particular times. Here are the last two Backgammon strategies to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Plan

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their pieces, the Priming Game plan is to absolutely stop any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he ever tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be built anywhere between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. As soon as you have successfully constructed the prime to block the movement of the competitor, your opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, and you shift your checkers and toss the dice again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The goals of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game tactic are similar – to harm your opponent’s positions with hope to better your odds of winning, however the Back Game strategy relies on alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game tactic is often utilized when you are far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this technique, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This strategy is more challenging than others to employ in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your chips and how the checkers are moved is partly the outcome of the dice toss.