BG Buddy is a backgammon scoreboard and much more! Features include a tournament clock, dice, cube, scorecard, position photos and stats. Talking dice allow visually impaired players to play unaided. Everything you need to score and keep track of your live match data.

•Tournament style match clock: Adjustable clock times and grace times for each player allowing for time handicaps.
Clock presets include:
-Standard (2 minutes/point + 12 seconds grace time per move)
-Speedgammon 0.4 (26 seconds/point + 10)
-Speedgammon 0.5 (30 seconds/point + 10)
-Consultation Doubles (3 minutes/point + 15)

•Match Play or Unlimited/Money games with Jacoby, Beaver and settlement options.

•Win percentages. See how your win percentage has changed over time by selecting the previous: 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 2 years, or all matches periods.
Group your matches by event/tournament or opponent name and see your win percentages for each.

•Take position photos to improve your game and keep them organised for each match. Match scores, cube value and cube decision appear under each photo.
Mark photos to show the correct cube decision and whether you made the correct decision over the board.

•Share you position photos via social media either immediately or after the match. Choose “Cube Action?” to test your friends without showing your actual play.

•Random dice with cube: Speed up your matches significantly - no shaking, no cocked dice, no floored dice.

•Choice of dice generator including the Mersenne Twister Generator which uses a secret code input by each player before the match. This offers proof that the dice are fair.

•Talking Dice feature for visually impaired players - audible dice, cube, clock times and score information at all times allowing unaided play.

•Automatically tweet your game and match results.

What’s New

Version 1.2.8

The need to Restore Purchases each time there's an update ends after this version.
Please run BG Buddy and Restore Purchases for the last time before your next match.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Tim 97103 ,

BG Buddy

I just purchased the app and love the feature of taking pictures of positions for later analysis and not taking up storage on my phone as regular pics would. Thank you

Fortuitous Press ,

Superb for BG

I use BG Buddy for all my club matches, and in larger tournaments as well. It's superb. The game is much faster, less noisy, and your wrist and elbow aren't tired at the end of the day.

I've loved using scoreboards instead of wasting paper every match, but this app does far more for considerably less.

No need to buy a clock, and a scoreboard, and precision dice - just get BG Buddy.


James Knipe
31.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 James Knipe
In-App Purchases
  1. BG Buddy Full Upgrade $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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