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, including dice rolls
- Designed for iPhone and iPod Touch
What's New in Version 4.2.5
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Computer wins opening roll 2 to 1. Computer has more doubles, 6's, 5's, 4's, then player. Then for 3's, 2's and 1's it reverses where player gets more. But overall computer gets more doubles, especially when player begins counting off before computer does. Computer can have a vulnerable chip and three out of four times the player can not roll a die to hit the computer off the board. Whereas if the player has a vulnerable chip, three out of four times the computer rolls to knock the player's vulnerable chip off the board. Makes it very, very difficult to win. The computer rolls the first double better than 90% of the time and the first two sets of doubles better than 60% of the time. What is more discouraging and frustrating it becomes predictable. Simply put, difficulty settings are simply controlled by frequency of particular dice rolls, not by strategy.
As for the updated version, appears to be even more doubles for the computer, dice are smaller, game is slower. All of the above still applies.
Game gets all the doubles
Updated update: for awhile, the game improved and was fun to play. However, now we're back to the game rolling doubles or exact roles. Very frustrating. I don't mind losing if it were a challenge, but not fun when the game is close and you know it will start rolling doubles in it's favor. Would love recommendations for a better backgammon game Update: Since the last 2 updates this game is the biggest cheater ever. I want to play a real game, but if you win, the next time the game has to win and will roll whatever it needs to do it. I've played several times where it either rolls exactly what it needs to take me out or I roll exactly what is covered by it's pieces. Frustrating!!
When this game first came out it was really geared toward the game winning. There were a lot of complaints about it in the reviews and it seemed the designers listened as it became more balanced. But I've noticed recently since the last update or two that it's back to being weighted toward the game winning. Lots of doubles, especially when it's behind. Time to look for a new game.
Will not add friends. Cannot play friends.
Many problems. Sometimes skips my or opponents moves. Always disconnects, especially when winning. When opponent quits, no win is offered. No league play. Much lag. Cannot play or find friends. Worst backgammon ever.
Now years later they asked that I review again. Still chat doesn't work. Even texting would be nice. Continues to fail in the middle of the game, like no dice appear, or freezes says waiting for opponent when system fails, which happens constantly. Updates do not fix bugs and makers never say exactly what they fixed. Should be taken off of iTunes. But I give one star only because there is no other backgammon game on iTunes except for maybe that $7.99 game, which I am reluctant to loose my money on again. Another issue is that I can predict the opponents opening roll. I'm not saying the game cheats, but it is odd that 9 of 10 times if I roll a 1, the opponent will roll a 6. And the chances are great that the opponent will roll the perfect roll even when the odds of it happening are 100:1.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 04, 2014
- Version: 4.2.5
- Size: 63.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Trivial Technology
- © 2011 Trivial Technology LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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