If you liked the popular Windows version of this classic board game, then you must give this iPhone/iPod/iPad version a try.
Play against the AI at four levels of difficulty. REPLAY the most recent opponent's move. Get a HINT from AI to help you with your next move, or UNDO your most recent move. ROLL your dice with a shake, or with a single tap. AUTO COMPLETE a move with a single tap on your stone.
Use the SETTINGS menu to select board style, enable or disable sounds, control speed of the stone animations, and more. Use the HELP screens to learn about the game.
A quote from http://www.65cubes.com/windows-shopping-backgammon.html:
"Backgammon, by George is one of those which gambling players consider as an ancient backgammon program... But do not laugh at it. Some of the most successful gambling players confess that they have started humbly by practicing backgammon with Backgammon by George."
Art by Miguel. Programming by George!
Bug fix. Both the player and the AI should now get the correct distribution of all possible dice rolls.
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Uses a nonrandom number generator function
Be prepared for this app to 'cheat' on the "expert" level through non-random dice-rolling output, both for itself as well as the opponent (you) - not just occasionally, but consistently. It's an intensely well-done, fun (and simultaneously irritating) app.
Not random rolls
I was enjoying this game on the Medium level, but once I stepped up to the Hard level it became apparent that the rolls were not random. The AI gets the roll it needs WAY too often. I don’t understand why game designers think this makes the game more enjoyable-it doesn’t. It just makes it more frustrating, causing me to delete the app. This means I won’t be watching any more of the ads. Fairly counterproductive, in my opinion.
Good for experienced players
The graphics are very good. The boards are vey nice looking. There are 4 different ones to choose from. I would only recommend this game for more experienced players though. There is a help file but it only covers the basics of the game. It will not help you learn to play if you have never played backgammon before. The is no explanation of the board layout or strategy. Also when you press the hint button it automatically makes a move for you. That's not a hint that's the computer moving for you. And I can't change the setting for the move animation. Every time I set it to slow it doesn't work. It resets to fast by itself. Which makes the computer moves so fast it's hard to see what move it made. It makes it fell like you are playing speed backgammon. The AI is very good too even on the easy level setting. Overall a good game.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.