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Description

Backgammon Masters is an aesthetically pleasing game for online and single player backgammon. Enjoy the ancient board game in crisp, modern graphics on your smartphone or tablet!

All board game fans will appreciate the easy to use interface, detailed visuals and many features. There is something for everybody! You can personalise your profile, challenge online players, make bets, gammon opponents, participate in tournaments, chat live, find new friends and learn all the tricks of this ancient and exciting board game!

Want to play with friends and family?
Easy! Play with your friends in hotseat mode, via bluetooth, organise tournaments and improve your skill!

Out on a trip and have no internet connection?
Just challenge our AI in any backgammon style you wish! One match will take you only 5 to 30 minutes.

Backgammon Masters supports many styles of backgammon:
» Classic backgammon - the core of the game.
» Narde (Nardi) - very popular in Russia. Longer play, since you can't hit opponent's checkers.
» Tavla (Tavli or Turkish Backgammon) - popular in Turkey. Very similar to backgammon with some rule differences regarding checker play.
» Nackgammon - variation invented by Nack Ballard with 2 differences from the original game.
» Old English Backgammon - a style popular in United Kingdom.

Despite the game's old age millions of people all around the world still enjoy this fantastic board game and its variations up to this day.

Join and become a true Master of Backgammon!

Standard pack includes:

● 5 backgammon styles: Backgammon, Narde, Nackgammon, Old English and Tavla
● 3 game modes: game against AI, Bluetooth peer-to-peer, and Hotseat
● 6 beautiful boards: Classic, Metal, 10,000BC, Profi, Casino and White Crocodile!
● 2 difficulty levels in game vs AI
● Extensive match statistics
● Share your success on Facebook or Twitter!
● Highlighting available moves, Undo function, Online Chat and much, much more.
● 100% fair and completely random dice rolls
● Ability to check dice fairness
● Detailed descriptions of game rule and frequently asked questions
● Crisp, high definition graphics for Mac Retina Display

Premium pack includes:

● Online game
● Thousands of online players! You will find players of all skill levels
● Detailed statistics of your and opponent rolls
● Player ratings by ELO system. Levelling system
● Ability to add other players to friends and invite them to a game even when they are offline
● Detailed in-game chat
● Daily tournaments in different backgammon styles
● Ability to view other people's matches

Here is what our players are saying about Backgammon Masters:
“I had tried many backgammon apps: Backgammon NJ, Backgammon Deluxe, Backgammon Live, Backgammon Ace, Backgammon Gold, but I really think Backgammon Masters is the best and most exciting backgammon app currently available in the market! I play it with my friends and family all the time!"

"To put it simply, Backgammon Masters is one gorgeous looking application." -- TheiPhoneAppReview

"The game is exactly what a backgammon app should be. It has a great look, detailed instructions, and is faithful to the original game. The number of match-making offerings is impressive and the controls are easy to use." -- 148apps

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We listen to our players and work constantly to improve the game and make it better.

What's New

Version 1.7.11

- Added new tournament medals
- Added medal display in player's profile
- Removed “City" field on profile
- Fixed bugs in the shop
- Fixed minor bugs

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Update stinks, but it is still a pretty good game

ocomonnow

Seems a lot of users agree, DO NOT UPDATE!!! This new update stinks! Ive been playing this game for years, and found it enjoyable. Since the latest update, gameplay is slower. Where you used to be able to click anywhere on the board to roll the dice, now you have to click on a specific spot. Moving pieces is more specific where you click also. These seem like small things to pick on, but gameplay is not as smooth, and therefore less enjoyable. Normally I would give this app 5 stars, and perhaps one star is a bit harsh, but updates are supposed to be a step forward, but this is a step back.

*Response to developers response: Although I appreciate your response to my review, you didn’t actually adress the things I complained about, which I admit, were petty. In spite of this, I am actually upping my rating to 4 stars. Even though Im not happy with the "improvements” you made, it is still a good game.

Developer Response

Dear player, thank you for your review. We have not changed anything in regards to dice generation. We are still using Mersenne Twister Random Number Generator. You can also increase the animation speed in the game settings.

Greedy

PPNN9291

I THINK (Or better to say I personally believe) that your game uses an algorithm similar to the greedy algorithm wich mostly relies on the apponents dice and moves. What I mean is I may have 3 stones left and only one of them open in front of the computer’s single stone at my side, but the computer decides to make its stones safe by putting them on each other or by taking open spots at its own side rather than taking my open stone which may be its last chance to win. This means the computer or better to say the algorithm does not play perfectly but how can it win several games while playing like this?
The answer is: You have had considered a percentage for the upcomming dice in the your algorithm which makes it greedy in real world too 😀. I know that greedy algorithm is not a perfect one and it mostly fails but by manipulating the dice when needed, you have made it perfect. You may want to say that if you record the dices that I get in long term I’ll see that they’re random but I have to say that they only look random while they’re not. In backgammon, the next move can not be guessed completely beacause it depends on the dice and the players decision too.

You’re game has a nice graphic and speed but I think the dice can be improved by using methods like: Genetics algorithm or specially MACHINE LEARNING.

I hope in the dice will be completely random on multiplayer in the online version of the game cause I’m going to download it too.

Thanks.

AI cheats

backgamman

I’ll be surprised if they actually post my review. If you like being out doubled 2-1 or greater or you enjoy getting your doubles when it matters least ( last roll of the game ) and you’ve won the game seeing as how you have one checker left and the “apprentice” has 5 checkers left. This version is more frustrating than fun.

Developer Response

Dear player, there are several ways you can test accuracy of dice in our app for yourself:

1) You can check the average long term dice roll statistics in Statistics -> Dice both for yourself and your opponents. This shows the percentages of average dice rolls that comply to mathematical expectancy.

2) In the latest update, after each game you can check a ""seed"" number in the last game statistics. Click on the question mark near this seed and you will be taken to our website where you can check that Mersenne Twister Random Number Generator truly generates this sequence of dice rolls from this particular seed, that way confirming that the dice are truly generated from Mersenne Twister RNG and not manipulated.

3) In main chat you can enter the command .dices, you will see total roll count on server since restart and percentage of doubles rolled. You can see for yourself this complies with mathematical expectancy.

4) The Mersenne Twister Random Number Generator is open source. Everyone can download it and take a look. Please download it here:
http://mastersofbackgammon.net/backgammon/random_source.zip

Please use these options to confirm that the dice are indeed fairly generated. Luck can differ from game to game, that is what randomness is all about!

Information

Seller
2KB LLC
Size
9 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Languages
English, German, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Copyright
© 2KB LLC
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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