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 4.1.1
This update includes fixes based on feedback from our users. Thanks for all the help!
Improved with this update:
- Creating turn-based games on iOS 6
- Inviting friends on iOS 7
Thanks for all your support! We appreciate every iTunes review, so keep them coming!
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A lot of the previous bugs have been fixed but a new one has appeared: sometimes on my turn when I want to double, instead of offering that challenge to the opponent it appears as an offer to me. I then have to accept and the opponent gets another throw. This is a major flaw and needs resolving. Other than that it's a good app but still needs some way of blocking those players who would rather cut the connection than graciously lose. How about a time limit for moves - forfeit your turn if you don't throw within 10 seconds. Three time forfeits and it's game conceded.
Good but could be improved.
At one time there was a backgammon app that afforded play against various skilled opponents. As I recall there were six other players each having different skill sets and willingness to accept risk. As noted previously when playing this game, leaving a low probability capture nearly always results in the capture.
It would be nice to have a variety of skill levels with which to compete with varying levels of willing to take risks.
Even though the IPad plays in favor of itself (even on the easiest settings!) this is is a wonderful online version of a venerable game. I have run the batteries down twice now and I've only had the game about two weeka. Graphics are beautiful and the interface is excellent. Just sit back and enjoy
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 24, 2014
- Version: 4.1.1
- Size: 41.5 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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