# Backgammon - Board Games 12+

## Easybrain

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## Description

Backgammon is a classic board game popular with many players around the world. Whether you are a beginner or expert player, this game may help to exercise your mind or relax after a long day at work. Enjoy classic gameplay right on your device, train your brain and have fun!

How to play Backgammon:

- Classic Backgammon is a logic puzzle for two, played on a board of 24 triangles called points.
- Each player sits on the opposite sides of the board with 15 checkers, black or white.
- To start the game, players take turns and roll the dice.
- Players move pieces based on the numbers rolled. For example, if you roll 2 and 5, you can move one piece 2 points and another one 5 points. Alternatively, you can move one piece 7 points.
- Once all of a player’s pieces are in his or her “home”, that player may begin removing pieces off of the board.
- A player wins once all of their pieces are removed from the board.

A few more things to know:

- Rolling two of the same number allows you to move 4 times. For example, for a roll of 4 and 4, you can move a total of 16 points, although each piece must move 4 points at a time.
- You cannot move a piece to a point that is occupied by 2 or more of your opponent’s pieces
- If you move a piece to a point with only 1 of your opponent’s pieces on it, the rival’s piece is removed from the board and placed on the middle partition.

Simple and intuitive design lets you focus on the gameplay and master your skills. Start your first round, challenge yourself and keep your brain active!

## What’s New

Version 1.2.0

- Performance and stability improvements

We hope you enjoy playing Backgammon. We read all your reviews carefully to make the game even better for you. Please leave us some feedback to let us know why you love this game and what you’d like us to improve in it.

## Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19.3K Ratings

19.3K Ratings

Bambam 1958 ,

### Program

At first the game was working well. However, around the 10th game I started to notice how the programming started giving doubles more in favor for the computer while my numbers were smaller amounts. It was to a point that I would say out loud that should be getting a large double to catch up in order to show it to win. I had three games in a row that I lost. I don’t mind losing cause then I can try use a different strategy to win. I moved on to another free version of the game with another company.

### Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for the input! We're sorry that you feel our game is rigged. It's designed to provide a fair experience. The outcome of each roll is determined by a random dice generator. If you believe there're specific instances of unfair gameplay, we encourage you to provide more details so that we can investigate potential issues.

Korhg ,

If you enjoy the challenge of playing tic tac toe against a toddler while always going first, this is your game.
These comments all involve playing with the doubling cube being on (the only interesting way to play backgammon).
First, the game doesn’t follow the rules in that it allows the human player to see his roll prior to deciding to double. This is unfair to the AI player. At the same time, if the AI doubles the human player, the screen that pops up totally obscures the entire board so you better have a photographic memory to decide whether your position is such that you should accept.
The above problems seem to be one’s pretty easy for the developer to fix. The AI (or lack of it) is not so easy to fix. It simply plays in such a way that, while it follows the basic rules, does so in no discernibly strategic way. With some of its pieces still on the outer board but past all my pieces, as I am bearing off, the AI will allow itself to be gammoned by using its moves for pieces in its home board instead of bringing the outer pieces home. It appears to operate entirely according to pip count as it will take a double even while blocked from reentering the board just because it’s pip count is ten ahead. Under some circumstances it will even accept doubling at the end when it is mathematically impossible for it to win.
So if it’s really important to always win, this is the backgammon game for you.

### Developer Response ,

Hello, we appreciate your constructive criticism of the game design and the AI's strategy. We understand the concern about seeing the roll before deciding to double and the pop-up screen obscuring the board. We'll take these into consideration and see what improvements we can make in the future. Regarding the AI's gameplay, we're constantly working to improve its strategic ability and will take your comments into account as we make further adjustments. We thank you for the review and hope you'll give our game another chance in the future.

Lovetoplaygames2 ,

### Definitely rigged..

UPDATE…. This game still shows favorably toward the computer… obviously others feel the exact same way… if it is designed to be the luck of the roll , then I am terribly unlucky… Quite frankly, it is unreal how unfair it appears 90% of the time…. I do not know enough of the behind the scenes…algorithms or whatever you call it… BUT something is not right! I have played tooooo many times for a very long time and everything is the same…almost predictable! Just saying…just a shame….😞

I have been playing for a while now. Although I do get doubles from time to time, it seems very rigged for the computer to always get 2 to 3 sets of doubles in the final quadrant. I have given it enough time to see if it equals out or balances out and it doesn’t. I have tried different ways of playing each game after I lose and inevitably the computer gives my opponent two and three sets of doubles in a row. It’s gotten to the point where it’s not fun anymore. I’m not a sore loser. But accept the challenge after I do lose to replay and try a different strategy. Time to move on…

### Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We understand that you feel the game favors the computer and the rolls may seem predictable or unfair at times. We want to assure you that the game is designed to provide a fair and balanced experience for all players. The dice rolls are generated randomly through an algorithm to ensure that each roll is independent of the previous ones. However, we also acknowledge that streaks or patterns may sometimes occur due to the nature of random events. The law of large numbers states that as the number of occurrences increases, the observed results tend to align with the expected probabilities. It means that over a significant number of games, the distribution of rolls will converge towards the expected probabilities, but in individual games, some unusual patterns might occur. We constantly monitor player feedback and strive to improve the game's experience. Our team is committed to providing the best possible gameplay and will continue to work on enhancing the game's mechanics.

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