The most complete glossary of backgammon terms
A checker that is presently part of a prime or a block but which has the prospect of being used later to make another point.
[Also spelled "backgame".] A strategy employed by a player who is substantially behind in the race but has two or more anchors in the opponent's home board. The back game player tries to hold both anchors as long as possible and force his opponent to bear in or bear off awkwardly. The idea is to hit a late shot and then contain the hit checker behind a prime.