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One of the most successful Backgammon games on the iPad/iPhone, one of the most powerful computer opponents worldwide, now has gotten even better.

ALL THE FACTS IN UNDER 30 SECONDS

* Play against computer or humans. Choose from three difficulty levels. Play on a cool modern wood or metal board or choose from beautiful and richly ornamented optional boards. Play from left or right or play using black or white checkers. Play against friends in the same room or play against people anywhere on the internet. Your choice, your game.

* One of the best backgammon AI in the world (BGBlitz) is available as an in-app purchase as your opponent or tutor. Find out how good you already are and let BGBlitz teach you how to get better. Because, who doesn't love to win?

* Connect with friends by playing with them in 2-player mode on the same device or anywhere in the world over the network. An occasional game is a great way to stay in touch with friends or to meet new people.

* Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (iOS 8 or later required). Optimized for iOS 11.

* You could be playing backgammon like never before in under a minute. What are you waiting for?



NOT YET CONVINCED? READ ON...


ALWAYS READY WHEN YOU ARE - COMPUTER OPPONENT
No matter if it is in the middle of the night or your coffee break, your computer is always ready for a match. Choose from three difficulty levels, according to your skill. For those who only want to play against the best, there is an world class artificial intelligence opponent available as an in-app purchase (more below). Casual play or competitive match? True Backgammon has an opponent for you that is fun to play with or that is a teeth grinding challenge.


PLAY WITH HUMANS NEAR YOU - GAME BOARD MODE
Imagine you are together with friends and you want to pass some time with a match? Or you sit on a train, playing against the computer and one of your commuters turns out to be a backgammon player too? You don't need to carry a real board with you all the time. Instead True Backgammon is your board. Play against friends and acquaintances, any time and anywhere.


CONNECT WITH FRIENDS OR PLAY AGAINST RANDOM OPPONENTS ONLINE - GAME CENTER
You prefer to play against humans rather than an AI, but there is no prospective opponent in sight? Become part of the daily growing community of people who play True Backgammon online on an iPad, iPhone, iPod, iMac or MacBook. There's always someone willing to play a match. And you don't just play with them, you can also talk to them via built-in voice chat.


BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - GAME BOARDS
We didn't just strive to make a good AI and fluid gameplay, we also made it our mission to make it look good. No, not just good... we wanted to make them look drop dead gorgeous good. We found a skilled designer and then tortured him with feedback until we were satisfied. The result are two boards (metal and wood) which look awesome, while providing little visual distraction to let you focus on your strategy. And for those who love a little distraction, we let the designer run wild with a selection of (optional) fancy boards, rich with decor and beautiful details. Which one is your favorite?


AAAND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BOARD, A MULTIPLE OLYMPIC CHAMPION AI - BEEE GEEEE BLITZ
From time to time there is an olympic tournament for backgammon programs. We managed to convince the maker of the three times winner BGBlitz to make his AI available to the users of True Backgammon. This AI is a world class opponent for those who only want to match up against the best. And it is a patient mentor. BGBlitz offers a tutor mode, that will point out moves that are less than optimal, and it will show better ones.

WHAT ELSE CAN WE SAY?
Long story short, we put a lot of effort into this app, not just into the game play, but on every level. If you choose it, we are sure you will not be disappointed.

What's New

Version 4.31

True Backgammon is now optimized for iOS 11 and supports the new iPhone X.

What's New in 4.30/4.31:

* "Roll your own" dice dialog was out of position on iPhone X
* Dice roll animation problem with iOS 11.2 fixed

* Update of the BGBlitz engine, which is now stronger than ever
* Optimized for iOS 11
* Support for iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X
* Minor bug fixes
* Requires iOS 8 or higher to run

If you like this app and want to support further development, please rate it 5 star, or even better, write a nice review. I appreciate your support. Please also remember that all reviews and ratings are version dependent, so do not hesitate to resubmit your existing rating or review. Thank you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

263 Ratings

263 Ratings

Stinks...

aussiemtj

Don't believe the nonsense about the impartiality of the dice rolls, that is not what happens in this game. In practice almost every other roll is another set of doubles, or the same result as the prior roll. And of course the developer cannot let his game be defeated, so there are the constant predictable rolls when the app is losing...the last minute double sixes or double fives, ...the ever present 'in off the bar" but always including a hit on any open piece.
This app never used to be so blatantly rigged but has degraded with each subsequent release, such that it is not worth playing with a cheat as an opponent.
The only time any of these dice games will ever be impartial is when the 'dice roll' routine is provided by a user selected independent provider at run time, and linked in through a standard interface.
I shld have saved my money.

Developer Response

From time to time the app shows an information dialog about the various possibilites the app is offering to help users prove that the app is not cheating. A list of all upcoming dice rolls can be displayed to convince users who think that the computer rolls dice depending on the game situation. A button is available to create new dice at any time for people who think that the computer derive a benefit from the fact that he could know the upcoming dice. And there is an option to switch the app to manual dice roll, so that everyone can prove with one or two matches up to 15 points that the success rate against the computer will not increase.

Believe me, as the programmer of this app I do not have the slightest benefit from writing an app which cheats, and which makes customers unhappy. This simply does not make sense. The BGBlitz-Engine from Frank Berger, available in the In-Appstore, is probably the best backgammon engine in the world. No human player will often win against such an AI, those engines are made mostly for training purposes. The feeling that the computer is cheating is even higher when playing against such an engine. The main reason is, that in a Backgammon game that one best move does not exist, but it is all about probabilities to play the game in a way, that your opponent is unable to use most possible dice rolls, while you are able to use nearly every dice roll. And this is something a computer can do much better than most casual gamers. The result is that a human most of the time has a feeling of never get the dice he is hoping for, while the computer always gets dice which fit into the game.

I enjoy this version

Astro nut

I use to feel that the version was others that I had played, that the game would get the right combination it needed to win. That was my feeling until I started on the advanced level. This level allows for zero mistakes by you.

The reason I know it is random, is because at the end of most games, it comes down to whoever gets the final roll of the dice.

My only wish list item is stats, I would like to see how many games I have won, etc...

Awesome!

Sixprimed

Absolutely beautiful HD boards. I love playing on them. The BG Blitz engine is very good and will give you a run for your money every time. Of course, the nonsense about unfair dice is just that. Nonsense! You think you play well, but you probably don’t. Let the BG Blitz tutor show you your errors. Dice will be good sometimes and bad sometimes. That’s just the luck factor in the game which exists with or without computers. This game is really sharp looking. Five stars.

Information

Seller
CompuLab
Size
56.5 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2010-2018, CompuLab
Price
$2.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Orient Package $0.99
  2. Playboard Leather $0.99
  3. BGBlitz Package $4.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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