Welcome to the 2020 edition of Backgammon. An updated AI and more refined UI bring this classic dice game right up to date.

The classic game of Backgammon has been played throughout the world for thousands of years. ZingMagic's critically acclaimed version of Backgammon was one of the first* Backgammon games for iOS. Continual updates and improvements ensure it remains one of the best versions available.

Cant see which move to make then try the hint function. Show or hide the legal moves. View the game statistics. Display the pip count.. ok, that’s enough of the 2020 visual puns.

In essence Backgammon is a simple race game. The object is to move the pieces around the board towards your inner table. Once all 15 of your pieces have arrived in the inner table, they can be removed from the board. The first player to remove all his pieces from the board is the winner. Although game play is highly skilful, moves rely on the roll of the dice introducing an element of luck.

A common complaint against all Backgammon dice games is that it cheats. So does it cheat? absolutely not, what would be the point? Still don’t believe us then roll your own dice outside the game and enter those values to play against any of the game levels. Backgammon also keeps track of all the dice rolls so you can check on the game yourself.

Back gammon is also known as narde, tavli, gammon, nardi, shesh besh! or tavla.

(* Feel free to check the release dates yourself despite the competition claims!)

Game features:
* Play against the computer or another human player on the same device.
* Multiple levels of computer play, ranging from beginner to expert.
* High quality artificial intelligence engine particularly at expert level.
* Understands all the official rules of Backgammon, particularly those concerned with bearing off.
* Optional play with doubling dice.
* Support for alternate boards and pieces.
* Full undo and redo of moves.
* Show last move.
* Hints.
* Score card.
* Backgammon is just one of our large collection of best of breed classic board, card and puzzle games available for a wide range of platforms.

Please note this game is ad-funded. We generate income to pay for the support and development of the game from advertising. The advertising and social media services use anonymous device identifiers and cookies. By downloading and continuing to use this game you consent to this information being collected and shared with our advertising and social media partners.

You can choose to remove all adverts using the single IAP to purchase the game.

What’s New

Version 5.40

Significant update now allows players to play online against others in the same room or around the world. If you can no longer share your device with a friend, no problem just play online instead. No accounts needed, simply play.

Ratings and Reviews

GarethBeau ,

Best avoided

The difficult stages are not difficult, just impossible as the remotest dice rolls needed by the computer are so constant and unrealistic it just beggars belief. When will these writers learn that a difficult game of backgammon is about the computer carrying out the best moves and not getting doubles and banging out opponent's single pieces where the optimum dice roll required by the computer appears roll after roll after roll. A joke.

Amiroof ,

Nice Game

Nice and Fun game to play during spare time or when you are bored. It would have been Five stars if it was compatible with iphone 3G. I recommand this app to people who love to play Backgammon. Backgammon is a classic game that now you can play on latest generation of Iphone. I personally like and enjoy to play Backgammon.

susan4289 ,

not sure

like the layout and ability to change the colours of board or chips. would like some instructions on how to play it. or am I missing something


ZingMagic Limited
19.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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