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BG Buddy - Backgammon Scoreboard, Clock and Dice

By James Knipe

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


BG Buddy is a backgammon score app and much more! Features include a tournament clock, dice, cube, scorecard, position photos and stats. Talking dice allow visually impaired players to play unaided. Everything you need to score and keep track of your live match data.

•Tournament style match clock: Adjustable clock times and grace times for each player allowing for time handicaps.
Clock presets include:
-Standard (2 minutes/point + 12 seconds grace time per move)
-Speedgammon 0.4 (26 seconds/point + 10)
-Speedgammon 0.5 (30 seconds/point + 10)
-Consultation Doubles (3 minutes/point + 15)

•Match Play or Unlimited/Money games with Jacoby, Beaver and settlement options.

•Win percentages. See how your win percentage has changed over time by selecting the previous: 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 2 years, or all matches periods.
Group your matches by event/tournament or opponent name and see your win percentages for each.

•Take position photos to improve your game and keep them organised for each match. Match scores, cube value and cube decision appear under each photo.
Mark photos to show the correct cube decision and whether you made the correct decision over the board.

•Share you position photos via social media either immediately or after the match. Choose “Cube Action?” to test your friends without showing your actual play.

•Random dice with cube: Speed up your matches significantly - no shaking, no cocked dice, no floored dice.

•Choice of dice generator including the Mersenne Twister Generator which uses a secret code input by each player before the match. This offers proof that the dice are fair.

•Talking Dice feature for visually impaired players - audible dice, cube, clock times and score information at all times allowing unaided play.

•Automatically tweet your game and match results.

What's New in Version 1.1.2


- Better layout of elements on screen.
- Simplify: a new button in the Menu hides some elements on the screen if desired.
- Tweets: If you find your tweets aren’t being sent BG Buddy will tell you why.
Clock: now tappable in the entire bottom quadrant of the screen.

Bug fixes

- Dice sensitivity issues addressed.
- Unfinished matches now reload as expected.


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Customer Reviews

BG Buddy

I just purchased the app and love the feature of taking pictures of positions for later analysis and not taking up storage on my phone as regular pics would. Thank you

BG Buddy - Backgammon Scoreboard, Clock and Dice
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 12.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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