As we dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a game of ability and good luck. The aim is to move your checkers carefully around the game board to your home board while at the same time your opposing player shifts their pieces toward their home board in the opposing direction. With competing player pieces moving in opposite directions there is going to be conflict and the need for particular techniques at specific times. Here are the 2 final Backgammon strategies to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the aim of the blocking tactic is to hamper the opponents ability to move his pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to absolutely barricade any activity of the opponent by assembling 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 escape the wall. The ambush of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point 11 in your half of the board. After you have successfully assembled the prime to block the movement of your competitor, your competitor doesn’t even get a chance to roll the dice, that means you shift your chips and toss the dice yet again. You will win the game for sure.

The Back Game Technique

The objectives of the Back Game technique and the Blocking Game plan are very similar – to hinder your opponent’s positions hoping to better your chances of winning, but the Back Game tactic relies on alternate techniques to do that. The Back Game technique is often used when you are far behind your competitor. To participate in Backgammon with this tactic, you have to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This tactic is more complex than others to play in Backgammon because it requires careful movement of your checkers and how the checkers are moved is partially the result of the dice toss.