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Backgammon Premium

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!

** Nominated for “best dice game of 2009 in the 2009 Best App Ever Awards hosted by!

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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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Customer Reviews

Great almost 5 stars

Update March review: I paid for this app AND should NOT have to deal with ads that pop up!! Why is a paid version getting ads?? If they don't go away my rating will be lowered.

Thanks for making the dice bigger! Boosted my rating here.

Lots of players that you can challenge in turn based mode. Gameplay is smooth with nice graphics.

My gripe is that in turn based games, I notice the games I won do not get added to my leaderboard points and ranking. As a result, I never move up in ranking - please fix so that turn based games get counted towards your ranking. Thanks!!

Latest glitches

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 game, however...

This game is good. The die are fairly true. There are a couple of glitches in the program however. 1) When I get far enough behind or find myself trapped behind a substantial block, the opponent can sometimes double the cube in lieu of moving. He can do this several times in a row until the doubling cube is at 64. 2) When the opponent is losing, he/she can arbitrarily "close the connection."

I asked the game to address these glitches today. Let's see if they do or if I should look for another site!

Backgammon Premium
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Feb 24, 2014
  • Version: 4.1.1
  • Size: 41.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Trivial Technology

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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