No ads, no gimmicks, just great backgammon and acey deucey. If you liked Absolute Backgammon and Acey Deucey for the desktop, you will like this version too - same great backgammon.

Works with iOS 8.0 and later

Designed for the iPad, but now works on the iPhone 5 and later. Absolute Backgammon is a full featured backgammon game that contains both backgammon and acey deucey. You can play against a computer opponent (5 skill levels) or against another person on the same device or another person on a different device using bluetooth.

Board Design: Marco Olivares - STUDIOMARCOLI

You can download a manual from the website -


• Works on the iPad and iPhone 5 to the latest iPhone
• Play Backgammon or Acey Deucey
• Play against the Computer
• Play against another person on the same device
• Play against another person on a different device using Bluetooth
• Play against a friend over the internet (beta feature)
• Match Play when playing against the computer backgammon opponent
• 5 skill levels
• Keeps game and sessions statistics as well as running/cumulative statistics.
• Gives suggestions for moves
• Gives Doubling Cube Advice
• Save your game to finish later
• Switch board direction and colors
• Helpful messages during play
• Can choose to have messages spoken
• Change the speed of piece movement
• Beaver option supported
• Jacoby rule optional
• Option to not allow backgammons
• Choice of shorter dice sound for faster play
• Can adjust the sound level of for the game
• Shows the last moves for the computer using arrows
• Option to show possible moves when a piece is touched
• Plus more...
• Plus more to be added later.

What's New

Version 7.0

• added a feature (Auto Finish) to have a game finished automatically once selected. It is only available once the game is a running game.
• added "Continue Game" (iPad only) to the end of game dialog so a game can be continued after the cube is declined or a concession
• Auto Move now includes a forced move from the bar
• Action Menu items have been rearranged
• added a couple of game messages
* several other interface improvements/enhancements
• fixed several bugs

Ratings and Reviews

1.3 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Highly Recommended


Excellent game! One of most challenging I've played. In many of the other Backgammon games available, I find that the Computer Opponent makes some pretty horrible strategy mistakes. Your's does not. Although, it does seem that your Computer Opponent takes chances that I wouldn't, it seems to pay-off. I read one of the other reviews, claiming that the Computer Opponent was cheating, suggesting that the rolls weren't quite "random", and at first, I must confess, I thought so too. However, after playing for a few weeks, I've concluded that this is not the case, I find that I'm able win approximately 50% of the time, and believe it's made me a better player. Highly recommended for avid Backgammon players.

Great Backgammon … based on superb desktop version


I’ve tried a whole bunch of backgammon games on the Mac and found Absolute Backgammon to be absolutely wonderful. I’m a fairly experienced player who thought I understood the game pretty well — I’m been playing since the 1970s and have read books on backgammon. I initially thought that AB played an unconventional game but I have to say that after being whipped by it in match play, I learned from it … changed my approach to the game. I can now give it a good match and have applied what I learned to playing with friends to rather nice results :) The iPad version of the game is wonderfully executed, too, with the same brains as the desktop version. And very nice touch-screen playing, once I got the hang of it.

I bought to play Acey Ducey and can't because it gets caught in a double loop


I'm super bummed as for the most part this looks like it would be amazing and unlike most digital backgammon apps this is one of two that play acey ducey. Sadly though after paying $5 I am not able to play acey ducey as anytime I roll a 1-2 the game gets caught in an infinite doubles loop. 😞 I hope this gets fixed as the game board is lovely otherwise.

UPDATE: they seem to have fixed the loop, however it's incredibly hard to play against the computer as it tends to get the best roles, 2 aces duceys in a row, multiple high number rolls and always gets the exact number needed when you have an alone chip. Doesn't matter what level you choose, beginner or expert. If they can fix that it would be great.


David Byrum
17.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013-17 Gammonsoft


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