Backgammon

Backgammon


★ Top Developer (awarded 2013) ★
Same as our "Backgammon Free", but no Ads.

Backgammon is a game of skill and strategy and one of the world's classic parlour games, played for recreation and as a gambling game. Like Mahjong, this is a game that is played in social groups in coffee houses and bars. Historically variants of this game are believed to have originated in Egypt over 3000 years ago, but was picked up by the Romans and then later to India. It also spread to east Asia, but was then largely replaced by Xiangqi (Chinese chess). It is now very popular in the west.

Featuring:
-- User friendly interface
-- Strong Backgammon AI
-- 3 Boards and piece sets
-- Full match play + doubling cube
-- Hints, 2 player hotseat and stats
-- Designed for both Tablet and Phone

*Does the Backgammon engine cheat? See "CPU Strategy" page + Manual Dice option (use real-world dice) to prove to yourself that it doesn't*

Recent changes:
2:01:
- Fixes a couple of possible freeze bugs with 2.0. Thanks for the feedback.
2.0:
- Updated graphics
- New board and pieces
- New settings and Match Settings screen options
- and more...
1.741:
- Fixes auto-roll bug seen by some users
1.74:
- Added Rotate Board and Auto-Roll options
- Game stats now log winner of first dice roll
- Screen can be used in either landscape orientation.
- New board and piece set (if you have more than one of our games, or use the paid version)
- Bug fixes
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$1.66
84
4.2
User ratings
1221
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
7322 kb
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About Backgammon
★ Top Developer (awarded 2013) ★
Same as our "Backgammon Free", but no Ads.

Backgammon is a game of skill and strategy and one of the world's classic parlour games, played for recreation and as a gambling game. Like Mahjong, this is a game that is played in social groups in coffee houses and bars. Historically variants of this game are believed to have originated in Egypt over 3000 years ago, but was picked up by the Romans and then later to India. It also spread to east Asia, but was then largely replaced by Xiangqi (Chinese chess). It is now very popular in the west.

Featuring:
-- User friendly interface
-- Strong Backgammon AI
-- 3 Boards and piece sets
-- Full match play + doubling cube
-- Hints, 2 player hotseat and stats
-- Designed for both Tablet and Phone

*Does the Backgammon engine cheat? See "CPU Strategy" page + Manual Dice option (use real-world dice) to prove to yourself that it doesn't*

Recent changes:
2:01:
- Fixes a couple of possible freeze bugs with 2.0. Thanks for the feedback.
2.0:
- Updated graphics
- New board and pieces
- New settings and Match Settings screen options
- and more...
1.741:
- Fixes auto-roll bug seen by some users
1.74:
- Added Rotate Board and Auto-Roll options
- Game stats now log winner of first dice roll
- Screen can be used in either landscape orientation.
- New board and piece set (if you have more than one of our games, or use the paid version)
- Bug fixes

User reviews of Backgammon
Great look & feel. Quite challenging (could be more so). Would like to see four things if possible in future releases: 1. Auto bear-off option 2. Auto-play forced moves option 3. That the dice aren't rolled when a player has a counter on the bar and all spike are occupied (wastes too much time). 4. (This'll never happen but) The program utilized the Jellyfish neural net engine.
Apr 6, 2011
Meh. Weak AI. Probably wouldn't get more than a 500-750 rating on the hardest level. My biggest issue is the auto play after your move instead of requiring a dice pickup to indicate the end of your move.
Oct 17, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Apr 16, 2015
Good app
A Google User
Apr 15, 2015
Bogus Game I've played Backgammon for years and I have never seen one player hit 8-10 doubles in 3 consecutive games??? Come on, at least try to look like you're not cheating... My response to your claim that your program does not cheat is that I have uninstalled it because it does!
A Google User
Apr 14, 2015
Fun game This is a fun game to play to kill time. Nice assortment of boards and chips to choose from. The only problem is the computer gets a higher percentage of doubles. I tend to get around 2 to 3 doubles per game whereas the computer get on average 9 doubles per game. That kinda spoils the fun. Yes, I could do manual dice roll but I just want to play a quick game and who carries dice around with them?
A Google User
Apr 12, 2015
AI needs work Nice graphics, nice UI. The AI is whacky: at advance levels I repeatedly face opponent rolls with low statistical probability (e.g. sequential doubles). Its too bad because otherwise its a very nice app. Yes, over many games things even out somewhat, but I just played a game with 10 doubles (9 cpu, 1 me). Over the last 100+ games the cpu has gotten about 5% more doubles. But the real issue is quality of rolls. The cpu gets conspicuously advantageous rolls more frequently than odds would dictate.
A Google User
Apr 12, 2015
Latest update Everything's cool except the end of game score thingy, I could do without that.
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