By Optime Software LLC
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Play the classic game of Backgammon on your iPhone or iPod Touch!
Backgammon Pro is the best Backgammon app available for iOS.
Backgammon Pro supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.
Backgammon Pro includes a host of exciting features, including:
• Outstanding AI with three difficulty levels
• Highlighting of possible moves
• One touch or double touch move entry
• Match play to a configurable number of points
• Undo function
• Configurable player names and score tracking
• Automatic save when you exit or suspend the app
• Great graphics and awesome sound effects
If you've been looking for a great Backgammon app for your iPhone or iPod Touch, look no further. Download Backgammon Pro today!
What's New in Version 1.45
• Updated for iOS 7
• Minor bug fixes
In a time where there are all these new hi tech games with graphics and colors and dimensions galore.. And I have my share!.. It's a pleasure to settle down occasionally with an old fashion classic. That's how it feels playing this version of Backgammon.. I highly recommend.
...addendum..after several months I have to add that in the most difficult level the computer gets a much greater number of high doubles at very auspicious times.. It just isn't fun when this is programmed to play like this.. ...sorry.
Hey, I am very tired of playing this game while the car gets doubles 6-8 times a fame and I get them 0-3 time.. Coincidentally most often when I am locked unable to enter the board..this is not fun anymore.. Sorry. I deleted my. Game for another.
I play in matches of five and find this more challenging than individual games.
Some of the decisions made at the highest AI level are a bit puzzling but are a reflection of programming and the "AI" level. The speed of play fits well with my time availability. The convenience of this on my phone helps to keep my skills up.
I do see a "significant" number of 1's and 6's rolled by the AI and avoid leaving blots exposed to those numbers. It also appears that I roll a higher number of 5's and combinations of numbers adding to a 5 and factor these observations into my play. All in all, a reasonably satisfying app.
Optima Backgammon iPhone
This version of backgammon is fun if you like winning a lot. I have Absolute Backgammon on my laptop and can win about half the time. I've rarely lost matches to this version even on the most "difficult" setting. The iPhone player makes poor moves that are way too conservative... And some moves are just downright idiotic. Strategy rarely involves building blocks on the offensive side of the board, and you can count on being able to trap pieces in the iPhone backcourt. Accepting doubles seems to be based entirely on pip count, even when there is no chance of winning. It needs more sophisticated programming and, as pointed out in other reviews, a resign option would be nice.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 12, 2013
- Version: 1.45
- Size: 35.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Optime Software LLC
- © 2013 Optime Software LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.