True Backgammon HD
Developer: CompuLab, Markus GÃ¶mmel
Current Version: 4.30
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Download Size: 30.7 MB - Download
One of the most successful Backgammon games on the iPad/iPhone, one of the most powerful computer opponents worldwide. Now available on macOS.
ALL THE FACTS IN UNDER 30 SECONDS
* Play against computer or humans. Choose from three difficulty levels. Play on a cool modern wood or metal board or choose from beautiful and richly ornamented optional boards. Play from left or right or play using black or white checkers. Play against friends in the same room or play against people anywhere on the internet. Your choice, your game.
* One of the best backgammon AI in the world (BGBlitz) is available as an in-app purchase as your opponent or tutor. Find out how good you already are and let BGBlitz teach you how to get better. Because, who doesn't love to win?
* Connect with friends by playing with them in 2-player mode on the same device or anywhere in the world over the network. An occasional game is a great way to stay in touch with friends or to meet new people.
* Fully supports fullscreen mode and retina displays.
* You could be playing backgammon like never before in under a minute. What are you waiting for?
NOT YET CONVINCED? READ ON...
ALWAYS READY WHEN YOU ARE - COMPUTER OPPONENT
No matter if it is in the middle of the night or your coffee break, your computer is always ready for a match. Choose from three difficulty levels, according to your skill. For those who only want to play against the best, there is an world class artificial intelligence opponent available as an in-app purchase (more below). Casual play or competitive match? True Backgammon has an opponent for you that is fun to play with or that is a teeth grinding challenge.
PLAY WITH HUMANS NEAR YOU - GAME BOARD MODE
Imagine you are together with friends and you want to pass some time with a match? Or you sit on a train, playing against the computer and one of your commuters turns out to be a backgammon player too? You don't need to carry a real board with you all the time. Instead True Backgammon is your board. Play against friends and acquaintances, any time and anywhere.
CONNECT WITH FRIENDS OR PLAY AGAINST RANDOM OPPONENTS ONLINE - GAME CENTER
You prefer to play against humans rather than an AI, but there is no prospective opponent in sight? Become part of the daily growing community of people who play True Backgammon online on an iPad, iPhone, iPod, iMac or MacBook. There's always someone willing to play a match. And you don't just play with them, you can also talk to them via built-in voice chat.
BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - GAME BOARDS
We didn't just strive to make a good AI and fluid gameplay, we also made it our mission to make it look good. No, not just good... we wanted to make them look drop dead gorgeous good. We found a skilled designer and then tortured him with feedback until we were satisfied. The result are two boards (metal and wood) which look awesome, while providing little visual distraction to let you focus on your strategy. And for those who love a little distraction, we let the designer run wild with a selection of (optional) fancy boards, rich with decor and beautiful details. Which one is your favorite?
AAAND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BOARD, A MULTIPLE OLYMPIC CHAMPION AI - BEEE GEEEE BLITZ
From time to time there is an olympic tournament for backgammon programs. We managed to convince the maker of the three times winner BGBlitz to make his AI available to the users of True Backgammon. This AI is a world class opponent for those who only want to match up against the best. And it is a patient mentor. BGBlitz offers a tutor mode, that will point out moves that are less than optimal, and it will show better ones.
WHAT ELSE CAN WE SAY?
Long story short, we put a lot of effort into this app, not just into the game play, but on every level. If you choose it, we are sure you will not be disappointed.
True Backgammon is now optimized for macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
What's New in 4.30:
* Update of the BGBlitz engine, which is now stronger than ever
* Optimized for macOS 10.13 High Sierra
* Minor bug fixes
* Requires macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion or higher to run
If you like this app and want to support further development, please rate it 5 star, or even better, write a nice review. I appreciate your support. Please also remember that all reviews and ratings are version dependent, so do not hesitate to resubmit your existing rating or review. Thank you!
Most Helpful Reviews
Very good app - I've been looking for a realistic backgammon app for quite awhile now and believe this to be the best out there. I purchased the in game app BGBlitz engine and have been playing on expert level. I began with playing matches with the tutor on to see how that worked. If the tutor believes you're making a poor move it will tell you how bad a (slight, medium, big) mistake it feels you are making and show you the presumably better move. I played a few matches following it's advice, to brush up on my game, and a few ignoring it for the most part to try testing the tutor reliability which seemed to play conservatively. The roll generator appears to be as random as if playing a live game and seems to be without any bias towards the computer. After turning off the tutor and playing on expert level I've won slightly more than half the matches. In Blitz engine mode the game is more difficult yet still seems to be unbiased on the rolls. You can also play the computer rolling your own die and telling the game your move to test the bias. The only knock is that I've been unable to connect through the network mode to any other player. I don't know if it's because of a glitch in the app or if there just aren't enough other users out there looking for a match. It would be nice if there was an in-game ability to track matches won/lost record at the different levels of play.
Save your money - Game is rigged for the computer. Even on casual you can never wing a game, most opportune rolls. Ripped at the App Store once again, they need a try and buy for these scams.