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Backgammon Free

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Play the classic game of Backgammon on your iPhone or iPod Touch for free!

Backgammon Free is the best free Backgammon app available for iOS.

Backgammon Free supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.

Backgammon Free includes a host of exciting features, including:

• Outstanding AI with three difficulty levels
• Highlighting of possible moves
• One touch or double touch move entry
• Match play to a configurable number of points
• Undo function
• Configurable player names and score tracking
• Automatic save when you exit or suspend the app
• Great graphics and awesome sound effects

If you've been looking for a great Backgammon app for your iPhone or iPod Touch, look no further. Download Backgammon Free today!

What's New in Version 1.56

• We broke the app in the last update. We fixed it in this one.
• Updated for iOS 8
• Improved AI engine
• Minor bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

More of the same

Nice interface. But at the top level Ai's cheating, as others have noted, is blatant, relentless, and infuriating... the worst I've seen. For a while, I kept giving it a chance, but eventually abandoned it. A great backgammon would do away with the bogus "levels" configuration, which of course necessitates dice-roll manipulation and/or AI making deliberate mistakes. One "level" only, with Ai playing the game as best it can, and random number generation at all times, would be a great electronic iteration of this ancient game. I suspect it would be a popular download. Beginners would learn faster, and experienced players be more engaged, playing against a tough - but honest - opponent. Of course this assumes developer actually knows the game. I don't understand why developers are ignoring the number one complaint of backgammon users in nearly every version of this game available. Herd mentality it seems, developers all pursuing a "me too" feature that obviously ends up alienating users. Can we at least have one version of backgammon, for the rest of us, that keeps it real?

Not a good adversary, even in Difficult

Get a better random number generator. The odds of getting the same dice roll 3 times in a row is low, yet this app seems to do it more often than not, not to mention all the doubles. And I do believe there is some sort of cheating, as the computer always seems to get just the right roll at the right time. Also, the AI needs serious tweaking, as the double cube is accepted always, even when I'm about to finish bearing off. Also, nobody leaves pieces in the opposing players Home area; I have gotten too many Backgammons in Difficult ( I only at difficult). Oh ... Add a "Resign" button while you're at it. After a long time playing this app, it almost starts to feel more like a psychology experiment or candid camera show than a game ... How many times can the computer get just the right roll, multiple doubles, doubles as the last roll, etc. before the human gets angry enough to quit.


The "Hard" level is not a better player or even a smarter player, it is just a cheater. Plain and simple. It was worse before the update, but now it is just abysmal. The computer rolls not only the perfect dice for itself (covers, advanced and hits), but also rolls the worst possible rolls for the single player (open points, no covers and no chance of hitting opponent single points, after multiple rolls, until the computer can move/cover). Even if you are ahead, the computer will miraculously catch up with multiple doubles while giving you a 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, etc. Then, if you are about to win and have one or two pips left to bear off, it will finally give you a double, when you don't actually need it. Gee, thanks. Look, I do get doubles too! Ughhhh.

Hey BG engineers - fix this App! Your algorithm is weak and you should be ashamed of yourselves. You are turning us off/away in droves. Or, do you just not care?

Backgammon Free
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.56
  • Size: 59.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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