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 & iPad
What's New in Version 4.3.1
Thanks for all your wonderful support! This update includes several bug fixes and improvements based on your feedback.
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AWFUL! Shady rolls...pretty to look at
This game rolls like an insane madman on a wild run in Las Vegas. It has an amazing run of luck as you increase the difficulty level versus the computer. From easy to medium only means better rolls for the computer. Also, it seems if I can never win the opening role versus an online opponent. It also seems as if my online opponent can roll amazing doubles up on doubles up on doubles. This game looks wonderful and has tons of potential but I just can't get over the fact that there's an incredible lot going on here.
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.
...for bringing back the forfeit option & for including Acey Duecy in the premium version. Some think the AI cheats, but I don't believe this. What it does do is learn from your moves and the rolls seem to reflect this. The games can be nearly identical to previous ones by making the first few moves the same. Changing up one's typical choice of moves seems to make the rolls more random.
Software bugs- enchance nets?
Although the major bug is fixed it still worst then the original one! Why add steps to play? It would not be bad if those steps enchanted the game but all these steps do is slow the playing down! I can't change the rating so I'm stuck giving this game three? I highly recommend this company recuirt so good QA staff and programming staff. One other enchucement would having some staff response to comments
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 03, 2015
- Version: 4.3.1
- 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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