Backgammon NJ for Android

Backgammon NJ for Android


● Google Play Game Services -- Play online in real-time, chat, invite friends, auto-match with random players

Play & learn backgammon at skill levels ranging from beginner to world-class! This app is designed for both Android phones & tablets.

Backgammon NJ for Android is a full-featured game which uses an advanced, neural network-based, artificial intelligence. Play against a computer AI, against another person in 2-player mode on one device, or online against friends & others. Using Tutor Mode & Hints, Backgammon NJ for Android can show you how to improve your game!

Discriminating players will appreciate how well the AI plays. It uses a neural network trained on millions of positions, a bearoff database, & a match equity table to achieve strong gameplay that will challenge even expert players.

REVIEWS
(Reviews for iOS version)

"[I] know strong bg play when I see it. This app is the strongest iPhone bg app I've played with by far. It does not cheat period. ...Analyzing these matches with eXtreme Gammon confirms a world class level of play with normal luck factors. If you are losing, get over it. So would 99.9% of the other backgammon players in the world. It is just that good. Learn from it." -Richard Munitz, Giant of Backgammon, #21 world ranking in 2009

"Backgammon NJ plays at an extremely high level with an excellent interface, and I often use it to practice on my iPhone when I am traveling. I recommend it highly to my students and friends." -Phil Simborg, Professional Backgammon Teacher and Player, www.mindgamescenter.com

"I've played over 500 games now; I've checked about 5% of these against World Class Desktop programs (GNU, BGBlitz); and I've actually used some of the competition. NJ has the best interface and has more useful functions than any other backgammon apps out there."

"As someone who has played a lot online (FIBS, Gamesgrid, and others) and live, playing this app (on its hardest setting) is like playing a master player or like playing GNU."

IS THIS GAME RIGHT FOR YOU?
This game is best for people:
• Who recognize the strength of neural network backgammon bots
• Who want to improve their game by playing against a world-class level AI
• Who are willing to use in-depth, technical features included in the game to prove that it is honest (http://www.njsoftware.com/note.html)
• Who are willing to play lower skill levels if those levels are more suited for their playing skill
• Who won't insist on only playing the higher skill levels & expect to win consistently against those levels

FEATURES
• Neural network-based AI
• 2 game types: Standard or Nackgammon
• 4 skill levels: Easy, Medium, Hard, Expert
• Mersenne Twister algorithm for random number generation
• Doubling cube
• Single games or match play up to 25 pts
• Crawford rule for match play
• 1-player mode vs. computer
• 2-player mode on one device
• Google Play Game Services: Play real-time online matches with friends & other players
• Chat with your online opponent
• Online Elo leaderboard
• Block list for auto-match
• User-friendly, tap-to-move interface
• Highlighted checker movement options
• Hint & Undo
• Learn with Status Meter & Tutor Mode
• Game & dice stats, including Elo rating & ER
• Match info: GnuBG ID, win chances, equity, top 10 moves, & cube decisions
• Email match files
• Manual match recording mode with unlimited undo & speed mode option
• Options to reverse board direction, resign, use one-tap moves, auto bearoff, auto finish, use Jacoby rule, & much more
• Optimized for resolutions up to 2560 x 1600

IMPORTANT
If you're having issues:
• Make sure a task killer isn't killing BGNJ processes.
• Android Accessibility options have known bugs. Turn off all options under device Settings > Accessibility.
• Exit other apps fully to free memory.
• Run BGNJ from main memory, not from memory card.
• We can't respond to crash reports submitted thru Android OS. Contact us directly: http://contact.njsoftware.com

Recent changes:
v2.7:
- Online play: BGNJ now attempts to maintain your online match connection for a short period to give you time to dismiss an alarm, phone call, etc.
- Fixed a bug where the navigation bar wasn't hidden when returning to the board.

v2.7.1:
- Added workaround for Android Accessibility bug.

Notes:
- We can't respond to crash reports sent thru Android OS. Contact us directly: http://contact.njsoftware.com
- Known Google bug #1: http://bit.ly/1dGEEC8
- Known Google bug #2: http://bit.ly/Pc5qXj
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About Backgammon NJ for Android
● Google Play Game Services -- Play online in real-time, chat, invite friends, auto-match with random players

Play & learn backgammon at skill levels ranging from beginner to world-class! This app is designed for both Android phones & tablets.

Backgammon NJ for Android is a full-featured game which uses an advanced, neural network-based, artificial intelligence. Play against a computer AI, against another person in 2-player mode on one device, or online against friends & others. Using Tutor Mode & Hints, Backgammon NJ for Android can show you how to improve your game!

Discriminating players will appreciate how well the AI plays. It uses a neural network trained on millions of positions, a bearoff database, & a match equity table to achieve strong gameplay that will challenge even expert players.

REVIEWS
(Reviews for iOS version)

"[I] know strong bg play when I see it. This app is the strongest iPhone bg app I've played with by far. It does not cheat period. ...Analyzing these matches with eXtreme Gammon confirms a world class level of play with normal luck factors. If you are losing, get over it. So would 99.9% of the other backgammon players in the world. It is just that good. Learn from it." -Richard Munitz, Giant of Backgammon, #21 world ranking in 2009

"Backgammon NJ plays at an extremely high level with an excellent interface, and I often use it to practice on my iPhone when I am traveling. I recommend it highly to my students and friends." -Phil Simborg, Professional Backgammon Teacher and Player, www.mindgamescenter.com

"I've played over 500 games now; I've checked about 5% of these against World Class Desktop programs (GNU, BGBlitz); and I've actually used some of the competition. NJ has the best interface and has more useful functions than any other backgammon apps out there."

"As someone who has played a lot online (FIBS, Gamesgrid, and others) and live, playing this app (on its hardest setting) is like playing a master player or like playing GNU."

IS THIS GAME RIGHT FOR YOU?
This game is best for people:
• Who recognize the strength of neural network backgammon bots
• Who want to improve their game by playing against a world-class level AI
• Who are willing to use in-depth, technical features included in the game to prove that it is honest (http://www.njsoftware.com/note.html)
• Who are willing to play lower skill levels if those levels are more suited for their playing skill
• Who won't insist on only playing the higher skill levels & expect to win consistently against those levels

FEATURES
• Neural network-based AI
• 2 game types: Standard or Nackgammon
• 4 skill levels: Easy, Medium, Hard, Expert
• Mersenne Twister algorithm for random number generation
• Doubling cube
• Single games or match play up to 25 pts
• Crawford rule for match play
• 1-player mode vs. computer
• 2-player mode on one device
• Google Play Game Services: Play real-time online matches with friends & other players
• Chat with your online opponent
• Online Elo leaderboard
• Block list for auto-match
• User-friendly, tap-to-move interface
• Highlighted checker movement options
• Hint & Undo
• Learn with Status Meter & Tutor Mode
• Game & dice stats, including Elo rating & ER
• Match info: GnuBG ID, win chances, equity, top 10 moves, & cube decisions
• Email match files
• Manual match recording mode with unlimited undo & speed mode option
• Options to reverse board direction, resign, use one-tap moves, auto bearoff, auto finish, use Jacoby rule, & much more
• Optimized for resolutions up to 2560 x 1600

IMPORTANT
If you're having issues:
• Make sure a task killer isn't killing BGNJ processes.
• Android Accessibility options have known bugs. Turn off all options under device Settings > Accessibility.
• Exit other apps fully to free memory.
• Run BGNJ from main memory, not from memory card.
• We can't respond to crash reports submitted thru Android OS. Contact us directly: http://contact.njsoftware.com

Recent changes:
v2.7:
- Online play: BGNJ now attempts to maintain your online match connection for a short period to give you time to dismiss an alarm, phone call, etc.
- Fixed a bug where the navigation bar wasn't hidden when returning to the board.

v2.7.1:
- Added workaround for Android Accessibility bug.

Notes:
- We can't respond to crash reports sent thru Android OS. Contact us directly: http://contact.njsoftware.com
- Known Google bug #1: http://bit.ly/1dGEEC8
- Known Google bug #2: http://bit.ly/Pc5qXj

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A Google User
Aug 25, 2014
Gets whatever it needs Roll your own dice and it's an even game. . Use the random generator and the harder the level, the more the computer draws exactly what it needs. In from the board almost always on the first roll. You'll be in after 4-6 rolls. Garbage.
A Google User
Aug 22, 2014
Double, double, toil and trouble Just tried again on 08/21/14. Half or more of the rolls were doubles, good or bad. Once your elo hits a certain level, the frequency of doubles, doubles. I like the app, but make the dice true. And don't tell me they are. I average an hour per day playing, on various platforms, and have the ability to count.
A Google User
Aug 20, 2014
Very nice ! We are having a lot of fun with this game ! Thank you !
A Google User
Aug 12, 2014
Cheats Cheats worse than any I've played. Save your money
A Google User
Aug 11, 2014
Absolute joke. Dice rolls are hilarious. Dont waste uour time.