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Want to learn how to play backgammon wherever you go? You are in luck!

Backgammon Masters is an aesthetically pleasing game for online and single player backgammon. Enjoy the ancient board game in crisp, modern graphics on your smartphone or tablet!

All board game fans will appreciate the easy to use interface, detailed visuals and many features. There is something for everybody! You can personalise your profile, challenge online players, make bets, gammon opponents, participate in tournaments, chat live, find new friends and learn all the tricks of this ancient and exciting board game!

Want to play with friends and family?
Easy! Play with your friends in hotseat mode, via bluetooth, organise tournaments and improve your skill!

Out on a trip and have no internet connection?
Just challenge our AI in any backgammon style you wish! One match will take you only 5 to 30 minutes.

Backgammon Masters supports many styles of backgammon:
» Classic backgammon - the core of the game.
» Narde (Nardi) - very popular in Russia. Longer play, since you can't hit opponent's checkers.
» Tavla (Tavli or Turkish Backgammon) - popular in Turkey. Very similar to backgammon with some rule differences regarding checker play.
» Nackgammon - variation invented by Nack Ballard with 2 differences from the original game.
» Old English Backgammon - a style popular in United Kingdom.

Despite the game's old age millions of people all around the world still enjoy this fantastic board game and its variations up to this day.

Join and become a true Master of Backgammon!

Game Features:
● 5 backgammon styles: Backgammon, Narde, Nackgammon, Old English and Tavla
● 5 game modes: Online game, Bluetooth peer-to-peer, against AI, Hotseat and Game Center
● 100% fair and completely random dice rolls
● Option to check dice fairness in the game in your profile and on the server
● 6 beautiful boards: Classic, Metal, 10,000BC, Profi, Casino and White Crocodile!
● 2 difficulty levels in game vs AI
● Daily tournaments in Backgammon, Narde, Tavla and Nackgammon
● Extensive statistics for the last match
● Share your success on Facebook or Twitter!
● Highlighting of available moves
● Find new friends and opponents in global chat!
● Elo score support and skill levels for players. Can you reach the top?
● Free and regular updates!
● Collect daily free bonus coins!
● Multi language support: Russian, German and Turkish translations!
● Cross platform support for devices all over the world!

Here is what our players are saying about Backgammon Masters:
“I had tried many backgammon apps: Backgammon NJ, Backgammon Deluxe, Backgammon Live, Backgammon Ace, Backgammon Gold, but I really think Backgammon Masters is the best and most exciting backgammon app currently available in the market! I play it with my friends and family all the time!"

"To put it simply, Backgammon Masters is one gorgeous looking application." -- TheiPhoneAppReview

"The game is exactly what a backgammon app should be. It has a great look, detailed instructions, and is faithful to the original game. The number of match-making offerings is impressive and the controls are easy to use." -- 148apps

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We listen to our players and work constantly to improve the game and make it better.

What's New in Version 1.7.1

- Improved checker selection
- Increased checker movement animation speed
- Fixed bug where dice disappeared upon bear off
- Fixed bug upon checker movement
- Fixed bug upon bearing checkers off
- Fixed bug with win display in online games
- Fixed bug with chat disappearing after game
- Fixed various small bugs


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Customer Reviews

Not as good as it used to be

I was very disappointed to see the latest version of this game has numerous changes that make it less enjoyable to play.

First, a user used to be able to tap almost anywhere on the screen to roll the dice, which was amazingly convenient. Now, the game requires the user to actually tap directly on the dice, which is annoying.

Second, the animation of the checker movement used to be snappy and quick, now it's really sluggish and annoying, even when the game is set to "quick animation". When the AI is bearing off, this is most noticeable, particularly when the AI gets doubles and it takes five times as long as it used to to move four pieces.

Finally, it seems like the game used to be a little more forgiving if I didn't place my finger precisely onto a checker or the place I was trying to move it to. Now it requires almost exact location of finger movements, resulting in a lot more unsuccessful attempts to make a move. This means it now takes two or three tries to make a move that the old version would have recognized the first time.

New Version TERRIBLE!

I've played this game-makers Backgammon game for years with no complaints. However, their newest (computer vs human) version stinks!

With odds of 100 to 1 or greater, for the computer to roll the ONLY move available for it to advance, it does it! And, it happens 90% of the time. Example: All posts blocked except the six post and the computer rolls double sixes. Yet, when the situation is reversed, and I need an exceptional roll like that, I get 1s & 2s three times in a row while the computer rolls doubles 3 times in a row and moves ahead to win. Too blatantly programmed for the computer to win.

Horrible update

Attention advertisers! This was a reasonably good backgammon game until the recent update. Although the "Apprentice" now makes smarter moves, the blatantly fixed dice rolls have ruined this app. Consistent double-6s, frequent doubles during bearing off, frequent "perfect" rolls when only one roll can get the "Apprentice" out of a jam or do damage to me -- all have taken the fun out of this app. That means I'll be looking elsewhere for a backgammon app. Which also means I won't be seeing the ads on this one.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.7.1
  • Size: 20.2 MB
  • Languages: English, German, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Gold coins$1.99
  2. Bag of gold$4.99
  3. Sack of gold$9.99
  4. "No ads package"$1.99
  5. Chest of gold$19.99
  6. Pile of gold$49.99
  7. "No ads package GIFT"Free
  8. Board: Pro$0.99
  9. 5 in 1 Boards pack$3.99
  10. Board: Green$0.99