Current Version: 2.2
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Download Size: 18.9 MB - Download
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.
- 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
MacBook Pro Retina support.
Most Helpful Reviews
backgammon - I am just a beginner learning the game. I really enjoy this level. Looking forward to moving up to the next level.
Another Dud From Apple - If you play the game stay away from this disaster. Good for children 4/7 years old. It was 99 cents but in all reality its not worth 2 cents. Stupid set up and fixed dice in favor of the house. ITS A LOSER.
More Reviews for Current Version
Skill or Luck - This game does have its issues. On the lower levels it is too easy even for the beginner. On the highest level it is a bit more challenging, but it is still weak in game play. I have been playing this game for a while and it does appear that what it lacks in skill is made-up for in luck. The AI opponent can get extremely lucky at times and it is impossible to beat it at that point. I can’t say it is cheating but it does get quite a few perfect throws and can blot several men with a single roll. It can also have a long string of doubles while the human player gets none. One thing that has to be considered is that Backgammon is a game of skill and luck, and at times luck can turn. In the long run I can beat the AI about 80% of the time and I am not all that strong of a player. I have played other programs and they are similar in skill level so this is a good game to pass the time and keep your brain working.
Fun game, but there is a very annoying bug - Fun game, but anytime the compuater ("AI" in this game's lexicon) doubles (via the doubling cube) the human player and the human accepts - the computer then proceeds to roll dobules every single time. This doesn't seem to happen when the human doubles vis the doubling cube…kind of defeats the purpose of accepting the doubling…clearly you are behind and now you are much further behind
Not a good one - The die are clearly biased towards the computer. And it rolls out doubles whenever it needs!
So-so effort - Plusses: Easy to move pieces, attractive set-up, customizeable tournaments Minuses: AI not very aggressive and makes some odd choices, occasional run of doubles does make you question the randomness of the dice (it hasn’t happened often, but when it does, you don’t feel like you lost fairly) Inexcusable: As others have mentioned, the scoring formula when a player declines a double is wrong. The correct score should be the amount on the cube, not the end value based on where your pieces are on the board. You only score the game as a gammon or backgammon when one player has removed all of their pieces, not when they decline. Considering the mathematical tables you can reference from the options page, it’s hard to understand how they missed so basic a detail in play. Until they fix this, it’s not worth declining a double if you have pieces in the back inner board, as you can almost certainly get out with at least with a 1 or 2 point loss rather than be punished with a 3 point loss from declining a probable defeat. If they don’t fix this, then it isn’t worth playing, as it discourages back play.
Seems a bit rigged to the AI side. - While the game is not particularly hard to beat in the Hard mode, there are times when the AI’s luck is well lets just say exquisitely lucky. There are several scenarios that occur during gameplay when it’s more predictable than the weather.