By Optime Software LLC
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What's New in Version 1.50
* Minor bug fixes
Spoiled by computer dice throws
I like the layout and the way moves are done. When playing against the computer you want to be able follow the move. On this game you can on others it's instant. What ruins it in a 1 player situation is what most others have said. The computer gets ridiculous 'luck' with the dice. e.g with 2 checkers on the bar coming in with the only 2 numbers possible; multiple doubles, especially during the bear off. Best of all twice recently I had 3 single checkers 3 points apart (well I am a beginner!) and both times the computer threw double 3!!! So whilst I like the way the game playing is implemented, I'll be looking for a different app.
Pros & cons
Pros: You can see possible moves & undo moves. Cons: computer constantly challenges you to a double, even at early stages or when in an unfavourable position, then has an unerring knack of achieving best possible throws (high rolls, good combinations etc.), while you get twos & ones!! The only way out is to concede. Also, the rules differ from the version I was taught (i.e. five to a pointer), which is more challenging, in my opinion. Apart from that, it is good practice for the real thing.
This app makes me laugh- whenever you are doing well, the computer has the "lucky" knack of then throwing sometimes 4 doubles in a row, while you get pitifully low combinations.
Whenever you have the computer on the bar, it somehow nearly always manages to throw the number of the single point that is available to come in on, and it seems also to have much fortune with throwing the exact number needed to get to your one lone single checker.
Pathetic really. I have been really enjoying practising on this app, until these fixed throws became more and more obvious.
What a shame, what a con!
- Category: Games
- Updated: 03 February 2014
- Version: 1.50
- Size: 39.2 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Optime Software LLC
- © 2013 Optime Software LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.