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!

** Nominated for “best dice game of 2009 in the 2009 Best App Ever Awards hosted by!

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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!
- Universal. Play on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad
- 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

What's New

Version 4.5.6

Thank you for all your wonderful support! This update includes performance improvements and bug fixes.

We appreciate every App Review, so keep them coming! Also, be sure to Like WildCard Games on Facebook for the latest updates!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

568 Ratings

568 Ratings

App improvements

Joe S in OKC

My original review was TWO years ago. Nothing has changed since I wrote it. In addition, I would like to have a REMATCH button instead of having to go through requesting through an email request! I like to rematch people I am randomly partnered with, but can't if I don't know their email address.
I've used this app for years now. It's one of the better ones out there. However, I would like to see the following improvements.

1. Make the dice rolls truly random! It seems like doubles pop up all the time when a pip is on the bar, and always with a number that the opponent has blocked. Also, when both players have all their pips on the home row and are bearing off, the player with the most pips on points 5 and 6 only rolls ones and twos.

2. When I have multiple games going, I would like a button to click for "next game" that takes me to the next game where it's my turn to play. (See Words With Friends.) Currently I have to make 3 clicks toget to the next game: Menu, then Games, and then the game I want next.

Nothing is missing


This version of backgammon has it all. I can't think of anything that I would add to the application. I was a bit concerned about the other reviews that complained about computer cheating but I haven't seen anything that I could statistically prove as cheating. There have been many games on the Hard level where the computer has been unable to get a piece back on the board for a satisfying number of attempts. I like that I can rotate the application to get the board orientation I'm used to. I've been very pleased with this application.

Love It Even More

Gray 1

Update #8, March 5, 2018. Still so excited about this backgammon. The dice roll like true dice. I only play with true dice on my board. The computer is competitive and consistent in its play. I am up to level 20 Hard, and all has remained the same. The Crawford rule is in effect, one can double, resign a game, challenge other players, and glitches are addressed. Next time I talk about quirks to be aware of while playing, like: be careful moving your pieces. Do one step at a time. This is the digital backgammon game you have been looking for. Sheer delight!


Trivial Technology
86.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016, WildCard Games Inc


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