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 4.4.2
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!
Always my game of choice
This specific backgammon app was the first I downloaded and it's my go-to game. I've played it for YEARS, first on my old desktop computer, then my smartphone as well as iPad. It's provided countless hours of entertainment while waiting for dr appts, during sleepless nights, riding public transportation, and whenever I need a stress reliever. I'm not a backgammon pro; I don't play this expecting to be challenged in a difficult way nor do play just so I can win every time. While some seem to provide great detail and in-depth reviews regarding the technical aspect, I just know what I like. For many years, through many upgrades, I've enjoyed this particular game of backgammon by the app developer. As the saying goes, don't fix what ain't broke! This is a reliable app, it always works, I've never experienced glitches, so I'm sticking with what I know is a winner.
Fun game, but computer cheats!
I really enjoy playing this version of backgammon w one big exception, the computer definitely cheats! To the point where sometimes it's laughable. I read all the reviews before I purchased so it wasn't a surprise, but I was surprised at how often this happens. I guess the computer is a sore loser! 5-9 sets of doubles for the computer especially when it's a high stakes game, & I literally never throw a double unless I've been knocked out & am trying to roll to get back in. Of course that's when I get doubles, but only doubles that I can't use! I love when I'm leaps & bounds ahead & then surprise surprise, the computer rolled double 6, double 6 again, double 3, double 6 again, double 2 & double 1's. No joke, that was the end of my most recent game. Needless to say it kinda takes the enjoyment out of it.
Fun but CHEATS
FUN, IT CHEATS!
This paid app cheats. I have been making note of the frequency and ways it cheats for some time. I can usually manage to beat it on the "Hard" setting most of the time even with it cheating though.
It cheats by rolling doubles much more often and in higher numbers than it allows me to roll fair doubles at times I should win. I know the temptation to make that claim after over 40 years of playing the game at a pretty high level. But this programs frequently rolls higher doubles and more often preventing me from winning if it rolled fairly. It does it around 70% of the time when it cannot win without rolling repeated doubles or higher doubles than it allows me to roll doubles in those situations.
I have encountered this nasty trick in other brands of free backgammon games but never with paid games.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 20, 2016
- Version: 4.4.2
- Size: 72.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Trivial Technology
- © 2016, WildCard Games Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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