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Backgammon Premium

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Description

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.

Features:
- 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 4.3.6

Thanks for all your wonderful support! This update includes several bug fixes based on your feedback.

We appreciate every App Review, so keep them coming!
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Customer Reviews

Fair Game

I use several of the backgammon apps available on iPad. In large part, most are programmed to simple defeat the opponent instead of engage the opponent. News flash...there are computer programs that will always defeat your moves in backgammon. Oh what fun! The occasional win peppered with false hope and the general feeling of being bashed about!
Not so much with this app. I only play a minimum of three game matches as even the pros will tell you anyone can win a single game of backgammon. My experience with the computer with this app has been very challenging, but not impossible. Probably the most human simulation I've yet to find. Unless you just like losing most of the time, I would give this app a shot.

Please fix the doubles bug

This used to be a great backgammon game. Unfortunately, a recent update makes doubles come up much too frequently. If one person rolls doubles, the next few rolls are very likely to be doubles as well. For example, I just rolled double fives. After that, 3 three out of the next 4 rolls were also double fives! It makes the game unusable.

I was excited to see this new update, assuming the doubles bug would be fixed. Unfortunately the first game I played it happened again. Double threes followed by double twos followed by double threes. Sigh. It’s a real shame. I’d give the app four or five stars if it weren’t for that bug.

It cheats

The dice rolls that the computer gives itself are statistically impossible for a random set of dice. It is interesting how during the end game, the computer gets almost all rolls over seven and the human gets all rolls under seven with a large percentage of these the same number over and over. The graphics are nice.

I paid for the app and am asking myself why since there doesn't seem to be any advantage to the paid app except that it loses the ads. BFD.

Having said all of that however, it is still the best backgammon game in the AppStore, even with the crappy dice rolls.

Backgammon Premium
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.3.6
  • Size: 61.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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