Play the classic game of Backgammon on your iPhone or iPod Touch for free!

Backgammon Free is the best free Backgammon app available for iOS.

Backgammon Free supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.

Backgammon Free 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 Free today!

What's New

Version 1.61

• Fixed issue which was causing the app to crash on iOS 11
• Improved AI decision making regarding doubling cube
• New More Games screen
• Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Same nice interface more "lucky" rolls


Statistics show me through study of 20 consecutive games that the game consistently rolls doubles for itself at least 3:1 on average against opponent in final 20 rolls although double rate for overall game is statistically relatively even. Also average dice roll total in final 20 rolls is at least 20% higher on average for the game than opponent. Clearly the game needs to Cheat because no AI is going to perform that well compared to a skilled player so they have to tip the odds. Lucky rolls are part of the game after all and they admit that they increase double rolls once clearing off starts to "increase excitement" so consider this a way to pass the time not a way to improve your game. Interesting note the new version actually seems to make more mistakes than the old version leaving up to 4 uncovered men on a regular basis when Better options are available which in itself is frustrating but as I said it's just a game and it's free...

More of the same


Nice interface. But at the top level Ai's cheating, as others have noted, is blatant, relentless, and infuriating... the worst I've seen. For a while, I kept giving it a chance, but eventually abandoned it. A great backgammon would do away with the bogus "levels" configuration, which of course necessitates dice-roll manipulation and/or AI making deliberate mistakes. One "level" only, with Ai playing the game as best it can, and random number generation at all times, would be a great electronic iteration of this ancient game. I suspect it would be a popular download. Beginners would learn faster, and experienced players be more engaged, playing against a tough - but honest - opponent. Of course this assumes developer actually knows the game. I don't understand why developers are ignoring the number one complaint of backgammon users in nearly every version of this game available. Herd mentality it seems, developers all pursuing a "me too" feature that obviously ends up alienating users. Can we at least have one version of backgammon, for the rest of us, that keeps it real?

Good UI, but...

Popd out

It is a well laid-out game. It has the right player options, a good visual appearance, etc. But in the end, there's no way around the dice not being random. No amount of reviewers accusing other reviewers of being bad or inexperienced can change the fact that 4 of 5 dice rolls during bearing off are doubles (for the computer only) does not represent any portion of the normal probability curve. I have read other reviews that notice the computer can nearly always hit one of both of your pieces but you can rarely hit one, or even cover your own -- my same experience. I continue to play, but with a rule: when the computer hits my pieces on 3 consecutive turns I will "undo" back to the first hit and force a different set of circumstances. This is the only way it seems challenging. And even when you're winning a game the repeat doubles can come in and diminish the satisfaction of the victory. Can't you give us a "true random" setting and let us decide if it's too easy?


Optime Software LLC
77.2 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Optime Software LLC


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