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:
2.1:
- Fixes possible move selection bug when bearing off
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
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$1.66
84
4.2
User ratings
1248
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:
2.1:
- Fixes possible move selection bug when bearing off
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

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
May 3, 2015
Great game Been playing the free version for some time and decided to support this great game. Recent update has really improved it - I am now only leading it 19-12 on 11 point matches at level 5. Still some improvements possible, e.g. it accepts doubles at times it shouldn't and leaving a piece in my home area too long and getting backgammoned. I don't believe it cheats but sometimes the dice do not seem random. It would be good to have the option of detailed dice throw statistics which might show this is, or is not, the case and stop some of the discussions about this!
A Google User
Apr 30, 2015
Lame AI Too easy to beat, even on level 5.
A Google User
Apr 29, 2015
Highly addictive and performs flawlessly.
A Google User
Apr 28, 2015
Been enjoying this app a lot for a few years now. I've noticed however with the new auto bear off that it doesn't always choose the most efficient use of dice. For example one time there was one piece left in the 6 spot, and then a few in 1 and 2. I rolled a 1 and a 6, and the auto bear off used the 1 first, then the 6, both on the piece on the 6 spot. I've noticed some other little foibles like this and haven't seen any reviews mentioning it so I wanted to bring it to your attention as I think it's serious
A Google User
Apr 27, 2015
This my GAME
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