By Trivial Technology
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Play the #1 Backgammon on the App Store! Now with the best online Backgammon experience with background match-making and two ways to play online: Turn-based gameplay or live games via Game Center. Challenge your friends, play against random opponents, compete for leaderboard glory, and earn achievements.
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** Recommended by MacWorld as a Top Download for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad in their November 2010 issue.
** “Backgammon Premium is the crème-de-la-crème ‘gammon’” 9 out of 10 stars Appaddicts.com!
** Nominated for “best dice game of 2009 in the 2009 Best App Ever Awards hosted by bestappever.com!
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Backgammon is believed to have started in Persia, eventually finding its way to Britain with the Roman conquest in the 1st century and was played by Emperor Claudius who even had his carriage equipped with a playing board! It became such a gambling mania that it was declared illegal under the Republic.
Playing on the history of the game, there are 6 visually pleasing, rich board designs; Egyptian, Roman, Medieval, Victorian, Modern and Classic.
We also offer, out of the box, two classic game variations: “Old English” and Nackgammon. “Old English” is the most popular game variation in England. Nackgammon is a more challenging variation designed to add more creativity and skill to the game.
With integrated Bluetooth Peer-to-Peer support you can play with your friends over Bluetooth with no network required! You can also play against the computer in either Easy, Medium or Hard difficulties, or play with a friend on a single device.
- Two ways to play online: Turn-based or live with Game Center
- Background match-making: search for opponents while you play!
- Single Player Games (with Easy, Medium, Hard or, soon, with our brand-new Expert player)
- Match support! Play to 3, 5, 9 or 15 points with Doubling. Matches use the Crawford Rule
- On the phone Multiplayer and Bluetooth peer to peer games
- Move-Assist, highlights available moves
- Unlimited “Undo” in single-player games
- Extensive game statistics
- Designed for iPhone & iPad
What's New in Version 4.4.0
Thanks for all your wonderful support! This update includes several bug fixes based on your feedback, including iPad Pro support as well as brand new Peer to Peer protocol implementation!
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December 19, 2015: computer doubles 11. Me, 2. Really.
I SWEAR every time this game gets updated, the computer gets a ton of doubles. The last game I played, save one roll, the computer rolled all doubles from their "home" to move off the board. I played this game every day. Something needs to be done about these so called "random" rolls the computer gets.
Update: it was fine for a while; now it is back to ridiculous amounts of doubles; rolling exactly what it needs to put me out, and against me getting back in for so many rolls it is almost not worth it to play.
March 29, 2015; The game I just played in "hard" mode. Doubles (me) 3's, 3's; (iPad) 4's, 1's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 2's.
I took a break from playing for a few months. Thinking it would finally update so the computer wouldn't have a string of doubles or roll exactly what it needed. I shouldn't have held out hope. Very disappointing.
February 4, 2916; iPad-5 doubles in a row. What. Ever.
I thought this was a good game until I added the doubling cube because the AI on hard, is not lhard at all. The AI plays much better with the doubler on but it cheats once, you, double first. I have tried all kinds of experiments and if you do not double you can win, if you double it will roll three doubles in a row. Save yourself the frustration. It seems all the backgammon games are made by non gammon players and the AI math is the answer to making it harder, which is no fun.
the graphics are great, the app runs well, and the dice rolls are ridiculous. on "hard" setting the computer just rolled 4 sets of doubles in a row, and grabbed every single exposed pip every time. as soon as you begin to remove pips the computer starts rolling itself doubles again. this game would be a lot more fun if the dice rolls reflected real randomness. hope updates will fix this issue, because many others are complaining about the same thing, and this could be a five star app with some tweaks.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 19, 2016
- Version: 4.4.0
- Size: 62.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Trivial Technology
- © 2011 Trivial Technology LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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