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
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Beats the competition
Works well. True, there are lots of doubles, but the play is more fair and consistent than another app I tried. I think it knows what rolls are coming, as at times it offers to double the points when it is not ahead. If I accept the cube it promptly gives itself either big doubles or exactly what it needs to hit me. But I still enjoy playing and win a bit more than half the Hard games, including some doubled by the app. The gods of real life Backgammon are at least equally capricious.
Coming back months later to say that the same patterns persist, plus the computer gives itself multiple doubles at the end of most games. It just gave itself seven doubles in eight roles. It also wins the opening role eight out of ten times (yes I counted--over several days). Real life dice are capricious, and can be crazy once in a while; but they are not patterned, so this company will never convince me the roles are random.
I use several of the backgammon apps available on iPad. In large part, most are programmed to simple defeat the opponent instead of engage the opponent. News flash...there are computer programs that will always defeat your moves in backgammon. Oh what fun! The occasional win peppered with false hope and the general feeling of being bashed about!
Not so much with this app. I only play a minimum of three game matches as even the pros will tell you anyone can win a single game of backgammon. My experience with the computer with this app has been very challenging, but not impossible. Probably the most human simulation I've yet to find. Unless you just like losing most of the time, I would give this app a shot.
Great for keeping old enemies alive when playing overseas
Fantastic game. Love that you can voice chat with your opponent as mudslinging is a very important part of the game. It allowed me to keep on beating my old college opponent from 20 years ago when I moved to Europe. Also great customer support. Got a quick reply after I emailed them with suggestions for the game.
Would love to see a phone "shake and throw" feature for the dice to replace the boring "roll" button.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 12, 2015
- Version: 4.3.6
- 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.
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