The best free multiplayer Backgammon game. Join a game instantly or play with friends now!

Play live backgammon with friends and players around the world with PlayGem Backgammon for iOS. Download the FREE app from iTunes and enjoy the best version of this game on the Internet.

PlayGem Backgammon offers FREE play with people you know, your Facebook friends, or millions of players worldwide. This leading social strategy game attracts hundreds of thousands of people who seek to challenge themselves each day!

We’ve taken one of the oldest board games and made it even more fun! Download the app today to learn the rules of backgammon, perfect your strategy, and have a great time with a super cool mobile app for iPhone and iPad.

Online Challenges and Tournaments

Backgammon is a game of skill and luck. It’s a challenge you can now engage in with millions of players from all over the world, so set up PlayGem Backgammon on your iOS cell phone or mobile device and start competing! Take part in matches and tournaments and let our unique matching system quickly find you another player to go up against. Or, challenge one of your real-life or Facebook friends!

Fun with Worthy Opponents

Have a good time playing online matches and tournaments while improving your strategy against worthy opponents. The app finds you an international player to challenge, so you both can master the rules and become increasingly better.

Climb the Leader Board

Gain experience (XP), level up, unlock achievements, and climb the Leaders Board to get to international backgammon fame! Invite your friends to join in the excitement, too, and find out who truly is the best player.

Beautiful and Unique Boards

As you’re playing PlayGem Backgammon, you can work to unlock seven beautiful and exotic boards. Each has its own special music and themes!


Awesome additional features that you’ll find in PlayGem Backgammon include:

• Live contests that are quick, simple, and smooth
• Multi-platform challenges across Facebook and iOS cell phones and mobile devices
• 100 percent certified dice
• Best customer support
• Free and unlimited gameplay!

By Any Name, It’s Still The Same

Players from around the world love backgammon, but they sometimes call it by different names. It doesn’t matter if you refer to it as Tavla, Dado, Tavli, Tapa, Trictrac, Tric Trac, Tabula, Acey Deucey, Narde, Shesh Besh, Nackgammon, Plakoto, Gul Bara, Takhteh, or Moultezim—they all mean the same thing, and they refer to one of the best games on the planet!

Start playing with your friends or enjoy a fun match with a new international friend. If you don’t know how the rules, it’s okay! You’ll be able to learn quickly and take part in cool online challenges.

Grab your dice and board, and download PlayGem Backgammon today!

Players from all over the world love their backgammon board and dice, but can call this great board game by different names. Some call it: Tavla, Tavli, Tapa, Trictrac, Tric Trac, Tabula, Acey Deucey, Narde, Shesh Besh, Nackgammon, Plakoto, Turkish Backgammon, Greek Backgammon, Russian Backgammon, Roman Backgammon, Gul Bara, Hyper Backgammon, Takhteh or Moultezim, ששבש,שש בש – they all mean the same fun game, and we LOVE it!

Even if you misspelled it and wrote back gammon, nackgammon, nack gamon, backgamon, bacgamon, bakgamon or anything else – we don’t mind misspellers, you’re invited to an exciting free online backgammon game.

What's New

Version 1.3.259

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• New Achievements added - check your progress clicking on your profile!
• Many many bug fixes and performance improvements
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
7.1K Ratings
7.1K Ratings

Could be great but horrible bugs that ruin it

This review is mostly for competitive players who enjoy trying to collect in game currency and play for appropriate stakes, since the most offensive bugs affect that.
Worst bug by far: often (10% of the time) when starting a new game it just spins and spins and the game doesn’t start. Upon finally exiting and re-entering the app, you have lost a point’s worth of currency! Horrendous experience, and they have no incentive to fix it since they sell said currency.
Bad bug: often I am randomly denied the ability to double (for no discernible reason). I have noticed times when I think my opponent must have this problem too.
Bad bug: the app often halts and I have to exit and re-enter. Sometimes I can’t re-enter and the spinner just spins and spins, and I have to restart my device to play again. And you lose the game you’re playing.
Bug: sometimes if you’re on the bar and roll such that you can’t bear off, instead of automatically ending your turn the app does nothing, and you’re stuck unable to move or end your turn. You then lose the game when you time out a minute later. Another awful experience.
Bug: about half the time you just can’t move a piece from your 13pt to your 13pt. The piece just won’t stay if you drag it there or if you tap it and a 1 is your only possible move. I have also seen this happen to opponents. Very annoying.



Over this game!

Newest Review: cheating bots, no doubt in my mind. They make it seem like you're playing with a real person yet they consistently get every roll needed to make you lose meanwhile you're stuck with bad rolls. Try explaining how it's possible for the other person to roll 5 doubles in a row. I lost 1.6 mil to the same player in different level rooms, how did I keep "randomly" getting the same player?
New review: the new update is the worst! Now it prompts you to invite your Facebook friends every time the app is opened, and it takes forever to load because it's trying to retrieve friend list.
Old review: It should detect device. Once I connected to Facebook, I lost my 200k chips. Also adding a multi player function to add friends would be GREAT.


Fixed game / frustrating

In case you win to much at this game don’t get to excited, it is designed to do everything possible to make you lose and buy more chips. I lost to many games when I was in a situation when I had more then 90% chance to win to be a coincidence.
(It happens in real life but here it is just crazy. I think I once counted 5 games in a row when I would have great advantage and the opponent would only be able to turn things around with only one roll and not only that he would get that roll but he would hit another few perfect rolls after that .. impossible .
I played a lot of games here and after a while I could predict the roll. No way this game is fair.


Playgem technologies ltd
176.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Simulated Gambling
© Playgem Backgammon 2018
In-App Purchases
  1. 100,000 backgammon chips $1.99
  2. 300,000 backgammon chips $4.99
  3. 750,000 backgammon chips $9.99


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

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

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