As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of skill and luck. The goal is to shift your pieces carefully around the game board to your inner board while at the same time your opponent moves their pieces toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With opposing player chips heading in opposite directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for specific tactics at particular times. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the aim of the blocking strategy is to hamper the opponents ability to shift their checkers, the Priming Game strategy is to absolutely block any movement of the opponent 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 attempts to escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be built anyplace between point two and point 11 in your game board. After you’ve successfully constructed the prime to prevent the movement of the competitor, your opponent doesn’t even get a chance to toss the dice, that means you move your checkers and toss the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Strategy

The goals of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game technique are similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your odds of succeeding, but the Back Game plan uses different techniques to achieve that. The Back Game technique is often used when you are far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you need to control two or more points in table, and to hit a blot (a single piece) late in the game. This tactic is more complex than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your pieces and how the checkers are moved is partially the outcome of the dice toss.