Play the classic game of Backgammon on your iPhone or iPod Touch for free!
Backgammon Free is the best free Backgammon app available for iOS.
Backgammon Free supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.
Backgammon Free includes a host of exciting features, including:
• Outstanding AI with three difficulty levels
• Highlighting of possible moves
• One touch or double touch move entry
• Match play to a configurable number of points
• Undo function
• Configurable player names and score tracking
• Automatic save when you exit or suspend the app
• Great graphics and awesome sound effects
If you've been looking for a great Backgammon app for your iPhone or iPod Touch, look no further. Download Backgammon Free today!
• Fixed issue which caused Game Won dialog to be offscreen on app restart
• GDPR support
• Minor bug fixes
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Same nice interface more "lucky" rolls
Statistics show me through study of 20 consecutive games that the game consistently rolls doubles for itself at least 3:1 on average against opponent in final 20 rolls although double rate for overall game is statistically relatively even. Also average dice roll total in final 20 rolls is at least 20% higher on average for the game than opponent. Clearly the game needs to Cheat because no AI is going to perform that well compared to a skilled player so they have to tip the odds. Lucky rolls are part of the game after all and they admit that they increase double rolls once clearing off starts to "increase excitement" so consider this a way to pass the time not a way to improve your game. Interesting note the new version actually seems to make more mistakes than the old version leaving up to 4 uncovered men on a regular basis when Better options are available which in itself is frustrating but as I said it's just a game and it's free...
Like all others, made so the computer wins
Where to begin? The iPad’s rolls almost never force it to leave a single pip on a point, while the player's rolls almost always do.
When the player takes one of the iPad’s pips the iPad almost always rolls the exact number(s) necessary to re-enter the game, even if the player’s home row is heavily occupied by 2 or more pips per point. The player will roll, and roll, and roll while trying to re-enter the game, almost always rolling the exact number(s) necessary to land on the iPad’s points that are occupied by 2 or more pips, even when the iPad’s home row is sparsely occupied.
The iPad tends to roll many more doubles than the player and its rolls, both doubles and non-doubles, tend to be more useful (example: high numbers that get its pips to the home row more quickly.) Player rolls they tend to be less useful numbers that force him to move pips 1, 2, or 3 points at a time. Once the iPad plays the doubling cube this becomes more pronounced.
Long story short, the dice are not random. I’d say the iPad wins 5 or 6 out of 10 games but 8 or 9 out of 10 match-winning games. The sad part is this is the most fair backgammon game I’ve downloaded so far.
Good game but suggestion
First, it needs a better random number generator. I also agree that the rolls are not random. How is it when I undo a move the computer gets the exact same roll? The AI will leave men open or actually fail to hit me. It will roll a 3-1 and move 1 first then 3 and not hit whereas 3 first would hit me and the 1 protects the piece. There is a high chance of a gammon or backgammon because the computer fails to move guys out of my home until last. If I have one guy left to take off on the two and I roll a one and a six I shouldn't have to move the one first. Good programming to make sure I use both dice each turn but when I am down to one man then let me just take it off. I really would like the roll counter to truly track how much each player has rolled. Just add up the dice each throw and keep track. I want to know if I lose how badly the computer out rolled me.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.