Backgammon Guru Pro is the modern backgammon master-strength Player and Tutor based on the world-class neural net engine from gammonlab.com
Backgammon Guru Pro features an attractive backgamon board and supports natural checker movement where both dragging and tapping are supported. You can play against the computer or with a friend.
Backgammon Guru Pro supports standard Backgammon as well as HyperGammon. It will also allow you to set up any desired position for play and analysis.
Backgammon Guru Pro will answer your "what-if" questions, like what if there was a specific roll in a specific position and what's the best possible move there.
In the default Player-Tutor mode, e.g. when you are playing against a master-strength AI, Backgammon Guru Pro will allow you to substitute a random roll with any specific roll of your choice. You will be able to take back and replay multiple moves as Backgammon Guru Pro supports unlimited undo functionality.
Backgammon Guru Pro will analyze your match and color-code your errors in a move list. You will be able to navigate your move list interactively and see where you could have played better. You can also email the match to yourself for further analysis.
Backgammon Guru Pro by default continuosly shows the equity graph and it can also show, upon request, the detailed statistical chances and best possible moves in any position.
Backgammon Guru Pro supports 4 different skill levels, multi-point matches, doubling, Crawford rule.
Backgammon Guru Pro indicates pip count for players, supports long moves, sound effects and multiple other options.
You can always use Backgamon Live to play backgammon and other games for prizes at GameColony.com
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
ios 8 bugfixes
Ratings and Reviews
I write this after first move of a new game. Black (AI) starts. Black moved w19/w21(2) and w12/w14(2), but dice show 52. That would be a valid move if the dice were 22 (=2222), but the roll to choose who starts can not be a double. Using the rollback button, the moves unwind and the dice roll is now shown as 22. Play forward, then rollback to have dice shown as 52. BOZO (I used screenshot on iPad to preserve evidence).
Note: my experience matches Austin3443! & Antiduplicity: excessive doubles for the AI "player"
Take-Away: this stand-alone app is not a good lure for the companion website with "games" having cash prizes.
Fun, but not fair
I've been playing Backgammon Guru Pro (on a "strong" opponent setting) for a few weeks now on my iPhone 5. I do enjoy it most of the time, but it really bothers me sometimes that the dice rolls are not random. There is no way that the computer can roll doubles 4 times more often than me. 8 times out of 10, after asking me to double the computer will either roll doubles, or will get exactly the combination that can both knock off my piece and set up a great blockade. Just so you know, I'm a 55 year old science teacher with a Ph.D. I've been playing backgammon for decades, and I've also had multiple graduate level statistics classes, so I'm pretty familiar with the way dice rolls should work if they are truly random.
Also, it sometimes takes me several tries to get my checkers to move. If you could widen the acceptable "touch" area after a piece has been chosen that would be nice. There's only 2 places a given checker can go, so you've got at least half the screen to work with--there's no reason you should have to touch right at the points' tips.
Don't buy it
Trying to change number of games in a match crashes app every time. Backgammon NJ HD is a far superior app in many ways. If you are serious about backgammon, choose that.
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- BPS Software, Inc.
- 24.6 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © BPS Software 2014
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.