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:
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

1.73:
- Reduced installer size

1.72:
- Improved layouts for smaller tablets
- Other small tweaks and fixes
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$1.66
83
4.2
User ratings
1158
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
4958 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:
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

1.73:
- Reduced installer size

1.72:
- Improved layouts for smaller tablets
- Other small tweaks and 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
4 days ago
Oh hell yes....it cheats!!!! I love the game and it would be an enjoyable app. But its a huge buzz kill if the cpu is losing and then gets conveniently lots of doubles in the row to catch up. It's very frustrating, cos there is nothing random about it. It happens ALL the time, EVERY time!!!!! So don't bother to tell me the BS about a lucky streak...cos I NEVER got THAT lucky. 7 doubles in the row...you kidding me?????? That's why I give it 2 instead of 5 stars. Too bad!!!
A Google User
5 days ago
Does not cheat ... Seems to, but probably fair
A Google User
5 days ago
Yes......it cheats! Although I enjoy playing this game, and yes, I do beat it on the highest level, I must say that it does cheat. I have been playing backgammon (the real game) for over 35 years, all over the world and at all skill levels, and the computers dice roll on this game is definitely NOT random. I know you will counter this claim, and tell me how you are involved in all kinds of high tech scientific whatever. But all that has absolutely nothing to do with an android app thats meant solely for entertainment and pleasure! 'Nuff said.
A Google User
6 days ago
Best around but please improve end game and doubling stratagies I have played this game far more than i care to admit. I play at level 5. This has the most usable interface of any of the android backgammon games i have seen. I do wish it was a stronger player. The top two things I would ask you to improve are: 1 - it looses backgammons that should only be gammons as it leaves pieces in the opponent's inner board after it becomes a running game. Once all its pieces are clear of opponent's pieces it needs to get them out of the opponent's inner board so as only to loose a gammon. 2 - it accepts doubles it should not (it does not seem to take primes into account). There are some other things but these two happen quite regularly and seem like obvious ways the ai could play better. Thank you.
A Google User
Feb 15, 2015
Worthless It is cheating so much that you almost have no chance to win. Computer is getting very often double points and you very rarely. Uninstalled.