As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of ability and good luck. The aim is to move your pieces safely around the board to your inner board and at the same time your opposing player shifts their pieces toward their home board in the opposite direction. With competing player pieces heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the requirement for specific techniques at specific times. Here are the last two Backgammon tactics to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Strategy

If the goal of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to move their chips, the Priming Game tactic is to completely stop any movement of the opponent by building a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s checkers will either get bumped, or result a damaged position if he ever attempts to leave the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point two and point eleven in your game board. As soon as you have successfully constructed the prime to prevent the activity of the competitor, the competitor does not even get a chance to toss the dice, and you move your checkers and toss the dice again. You’ll be a winner for sure.

The Back Game Tactic

The aims of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game strategy are similar – to harm your competitor’s positions hoping to boost your odds of winning, but the Back Game plan utilizes seperate tactics to achieve that. The Back Game technique is generally used when you’re far behind your opponent. To play Backgammon with this strategy, 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 seeing as it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the checkers are moved is partially the result of the dice roll.