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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Backgammon for the average player
Not that I play that fast but why am I waiting for the computer to roll and go? How about faster dice? When either player is locked out they have to still roll and get the "can't move" notice before they forfeit their turn. The computer doubles way too early sometimes, long before it has set any defense and sometimes doubles when in deep trouble. I've won a gammon at "64" because it doesn't realize that I've set a wall. The computer moves forward too quickly on early moves and rarely sets a good defense. Speed racer effect shows up when the computer is behind sometimes getting three consecutive doubles to win when bearing off. Not worth two dollars more than the free games.
I have been a huge fan of backgammon for going on fifty years and always carry a board in my vehicle and condensed version in my backpack for camping excursions. This makes playing so easy and I put in several games daily. My only issue is the computer sometimes makes what I see as bonehead moves, but so do people! Some seem to think the game is "rigged" in favor of the computer but I disagree! I have maintained a 2-1 winning ratio for several years and thousands of games using the most difficult setting. My gammon/backgammon record is even better!
You have to fix the bug that doesn't allow certain moves to be made. I roll a 6-5 and am unable to move my token out of opponent's home board. Certain moves are restricted forcing us to make another move leaving a man open. This must be fixed.
Also, the algorithms behind the game favor the computer in giving it exactly the roll it needs at a given time. The computer can be way behind and get multiple doubles in a row to catch up. Also if there is only one possible move the computer will miraculously roll accordingly. Opening roll goes to the computer 99% of the time. This game is not truly random at all.
- Category: Games
- Updated: May 13, 2015
- Version: 4.3.4
- 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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