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 4.3.5
Thanks for all your wonderful support! This update includes several bug fixes based on your feedback.
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Not only is this awful game just as it has always been. But now, it will not let me end the game and start over. I click "menu", then "single player, and it takes me back to the old game I was trying to get out of. It still plays like a complete idiot, then makes up for it with a string of doubles and lucky rolls. It has absolutely no strategy plan. Plays like a spoiled little girl when you knock off one their PIPs. It also has a tendency to move it's first piece all the way across into your home court. A completely stupid move! It takes double 1's or 2's when playing acey deucy. Even when the board is wide open. And this is playing the " hard" setting? Until it's fixed, look elsewhere for a better version.
AWFUL! Shady rolls...pretty to look at
This game rolls like an insane madman on a wild run in Las Vegas. This game looks wonderful and has tons of potential but I just can't get over the fact that the rolls are so SHADY...DOUBLES, DOUBLES, DOUBLES!
Things to look for: the doubles you will roll that are blocked by your opponents pieces (especially upon capture), the doubles that can be rolled after rolling the Double Cube (amazing irony and less amazing trick as every player seems to know this "trick", and the opponents that seem to be blessed by the gods and roll magical combinations to your 1 & 2s.
JULY UPDATE:my new favorite is the frequency in which my online opponents can roll the EXACT ROLL THEY NEED TO CAPTURE AND BLOCK ME. IT IS LIKE THESE FOLKS READ MY REVIEW AND ARE OUT TO GET ME. HELP,,, 😦
Update: I've played hundreds of games on this app and was very satisfied with this product until the latest update. I just deleted the app and will never download it again. A shame since this used to be one of the best backgammon apps out there.
Until recently I was very happy with the game. Lately the game/dice roll has been extremely favored to the computer. As others have posted, the computer rolls doubles twice as often as the player. The computer rolled double 6's three times in a row in my most recent game. Also, the computer tends to get the EXACT rolls it needs when behind. Very unhappy with this product.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 16, 2015
- Version: 4.3.5
- Size: 61.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Trivial Technology
- © 2011 Trivial Technology LLC
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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