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Backgammon

By Byterun

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Description

Backgammon is the oldest and famous game in the world. You can be lucky in some games but only match will show who has high skill of strategy.

Play matches against computer opponent and test your luck and skills.

Game features:
- doubling cube
- match play with Crawford rule
- true random dice rolls
- strong and honest AI engine
- pips counter
- gameplay statistics
- available moves highlighting
- undo move when mistaken
- easy for eye graphics
- move animation
- auto-save when exit

What's New in Version 2.2

MacBook Pro Retina support.

Screenshot

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Customer Reviews

Don’t Waste Your Time

The layout of this game is great, and the pieces are easy to see and move with 1 or 2 clicks unlike other versions. That said, this game is rigged in favor of the computer, especially on the “Hard” difficulty level. On the easy and medium levels, the game is so easy that it’s a joke. At first I thought it was all in my head, but when I read the other reviews it seems that many of us agree that the computer has extraordinary luck. The computer rolls a ton of doubles, especially at the end of the game, while the player gets 1s and 2s. I wish this game actually simulated backgammon, because it is great functionally and aesthetically, but it is incredibly frustrating to play a computer that (for lack of a better word) cheats.

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What irritates me about this game is that the programmed dice roles are so in favor of the computerized opponent. Although I have won and beaten the computer numerous times, I can predict many times, the dice role for the computer player. Also, when the computer is extremly behind, it amazingly gives the computer player several sets of doubles in a row to catch up meanwhile the human player is getting ones and two's.. I really don't know that it represents a fair version of backgammon.

Good, but could be better.

The method of play and most of the graphics are pretty good. Some of the text, for example on the stats page, is messed up. The level of play is ok, only on the hard level, but way to easy on the two lower levels. It would be nice to be able to move two pieces at a time more easily.

Backgammon
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Nov 14, 2012
  • Version: 2.2
  • Size: 18.9 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Byterun, Ltd

Compatibility: OS X 10.5 or later

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