If you liked the popular Windows version of this classic board game, then you must give this iPhone/iPod/iPad version a try.
Play against the AI at four levels of difficulty. REPLAY the most recent opponent's move. Get a HINT from AI to help you with your next move, or UNDO your most recent move. ROLL your dice with a shake, or with a single tap. AUTO COMPLETE a move with a single tap on your stone.
Use the SETTINGS menu to select board style, enable or disable sounds, control speed of the stone animations, and more. Use the HELP screens to learn about the game.
A quote from http://www.65cubes.com/windows-shopping-backgammon.html:
"Backgammon, by George is one of those which gambling players consider as an ancient backgammon program... But do not laugh at it. Some of the most successful gambling players confess that they have started humbly by practicing backgammon with Backgammon by George."
Art by Miguel. Programming by George!
Bug fix. Both the player and the AI should now get the correct distribution of all possible dice rolls.
Ratings and Reviews
Not random rolls
I was enjoying this game on the Medium level, but once I stepped up to the Hard level it became apparent that the rolls were not random. The AI gets the roll it needs WAY too often. I don’t understand why game designers think this makes the game more enjoyable-it doesn’t. It just makes it more frustrating, causing me to delete the app. This means I won’t be watching any more of the ads. Fairly counterproductive, in my opinion.
Uses a nonrandom number generator function
Be prepared for this app to 'cheat' on the "expert" level through non-random dice-rolling output, both for itself as well as the opponent (you) - not just occasionally, but consistently. It's an intensely well-done, fun (and simultaneously irritating) app.
Best backgammon game ever
I love this game. The speed and the strategy are on point. Everyone should download and play!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.