Play the classic game of Backgammon for free!

Backgammon Free! supports 1 and 2 player gameplay, so you can play with friends or against a challenging computer opponent.

• Three difficulties of AI: easy, medium, and hard.
• Simple & Intuitive controls.
• Theme customization including board and background colors.
• Move highlighting for easy play.
• Configurable match points.
• Doubling Cube.
• Play as White or Black chips.
• Hands down the best looking Backgammon on the store.
• Universal app tailored for iPad and iPhone.

If you've been looking for a great Backgammon game for your iPad or iPhone, you've found it!

What's New

Version 1.2

- Latest compatibility and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

780 Ratings

780 Ratings

Rules seem to be off


I've played BG for years on my phone, but this version seems to be different. When moving chips off board, it forces you to take the lower number first. Example, if you roll 6 & 1, but no chip on the 6 spot, but a chip on the 5 & 1 spot, you can't move the 5 off the board, it wants to move the 5 to the 4 spot, unless you use the 1 dice to move off the chip on the 1 spot. Also, if you roll a pair of 5's & are in the move chips off the board phase, with no chips on the 5 spot, it will let you move a chip on the 6 spot off the board, when it should just move the 6 chip to the 1 space.

Also, when trying to move a chip to a spot on the board shown as an option i.e. It shows as a possible move, you must try several times to move it.

As others have said, the computer is very predictable in its moves. Always moves chip from farthest spot first, unless it has opportunity to hit 1 of your chips.

I like the music but wish you could play a full game instead of just 1 round. The game should continue until you or computer reaches 5 or higher points first.

Wrong and wrong


When bearing off, it forces moves that are not forced - if you have men on the 5 and 2 points and roll 6 3, you should be able to use the 6 to bear off from 5 and the 3 to bear off from 2; instead, it forces you to use the 3 to move from 5 to 2 and then the 6 to bear off from 2. Also, if you double and then win with a gammon, you should get 4 points. It only gives error you 2.

Finally, it colors the pips wrong. An even number should move you to the same color, but adjacent pips on opposite sides of the bar are colored the same. That gets confusing.

I don’t care for the user interface either, but that’s just personal preference.

UI is a total pain

Metal Hellth

Level of play is pretty challenging, which is great, but what’s super annoying is trying to move the chips.
— Drag and drop works only a fraction of the time
— It allows you to lift a drag opponents’ chips?!
— Single tap works only sometimes, making you want to double tap, which sometimes exhausts both of your moves
— Single tap feature is also annoying in that if you hover your finger above the screen too long, the game makes an unwanted move for you


Banana & Co. LLC
97.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Banana & Co. LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Backgammon Remove Ads $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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