Backgammon HD 4+

Play Online with Friends‪!‬

WildCard Classics Inc

Designed for iPad

    • $4.99

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Description

Play the #1 Backgammon on the App Store! Now with the best online Backgammon experience with background match-making and two ways to play online: Turn-based gameplay or live games via Game Center. Challenge your friends, play against random opponents, compete for leaderboard glory, and earn achievements.

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** Recommended by MacWorld as a Top Download for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad in their November 2010 issue.

** “Backgammon Premium is the crème-de-la-crème ‘gammon’” 9 out of 10 stars Appaddicts.com!

** Nominated for “best dice game of 2009 in the 2009 Best App Ever Awards hosted by bestappever.com!

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Backgammon is believed to have started in Persia, eventually finding its way to Britain with the Roman conquest in the 1st century and was played by Emperor Claudius who even had his carriage equipped with a playing board! It became such a gambling mania that it was declared illegal under the Republic.

Playing on the history of the game, there are 6 visually pleasing, rich board designs; Egyptian, Roman, Medieval, Victorian, Modern and Classic.

We also offer, out of the box, two classic game variations: “Old English” and Nackgammon. “Old English” is the most popular game variation in England. Nackgammon is a more challenging variation designed to add more creativity and skill to the game.

With integrated Bluetooth Peer-to-Peer support you can play with your friends over Bluetooth with no network required! You can also play against the computer in either Easy, Medium, or Hard difficulties.

Features:
- Play online: Live with Game Center
- Background match-making: search for opponents while you play!
- Universal. Play on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad
- Single Player Games (with Easy, Medium, or Hard)
- Match support! Play to 3, 5, 9 or 15 points with Doubling. Matches use the Crawford Rule
- On the phone Multiplayer and Bluetooth peer to peer games
- Move-Assist, highlights available moves
- Unlimited “Undo” in single-player games
- Extensive game statistics

What’s New

Version 4.6.6

Updated for iOS 16 with a bunch of bug fixes. Thanks to all of our players and please keep the great feedback coming!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

Gray 1 ,

THE BEST

My last review was August 22, 2021, I achieved LEVEL 100, playing against the computer. I play at the hard level, I love this Backgammon HD. I have time to only play against the computer. I have 4 thousand games. I play a few games in my breaks through each day. Before the latest upgrade in July 2021, I was maintaining a 5 to 1 lead in sets against the computer. I am now still having trouble getting back to that my margin. I am now at a 4.5 to 1 lead. Many glitches have be fixed, and I love the randomness of the dice generator, and the computer’s play is more challenging. The game rewards good play, for example in supporting you scoring Gammon’s or Backgammon’s. However, play poorly you get crushed at this hard level. Don’t play the game when you are tired. This game forced me back to studying the game more. This is it! An inexpensive gem for my iPhone and iPad backgammon play. You must try this game. I’ll check in again when I get back to a 5 to 1 lead in sets. I will check for any new glitches in the game play and report those. Play on!

duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude ,

Awesome.

Excellent, intuitive backgammon app with some interesting variations (Old English, Nackgammon, and Acey-Deucey).
There are just a couple things I’ve noticed: you will never tie with the computer on the opening roll, indicating that the dice are not truly random, at least in that instance. True random rolls would have you occasionally tie and have to re-roll.
Also, another time late in a game, I had a computer chip on the bar with my 1, 4, 5, and 6 points closed in my home board, with a blot on my 3 point. The computer had all the rest of his checkers stacked on his own 1 and 2 points. The computer then rolled 3-2, but instead of using the 3 to hit my blot, it re-entered on the 2-point, leaving my blot there untouched, and then wasting the 3 it rolled due to there being no more legal moves. I thought the rule was that you have to use the larger number if both dice can’t be used. Further, I was playing on Hard mode, so that would be a colossal mistake, even if the rules allowed it.
Lastly, unfortunately I’ve had some difficulty playing multiplayer over Game Center, but I don’t think my issues are the app’s fault. Still, it would be nice to have a non-Game Center live multiplayer option.
Still, it’s a good app, and well worth the price. Treat yourself to an ad-free experience, and learn Acey-Deucey like our Navy Sailors and Marines are known to play.

pheitsch ,

Cheats to Win

When playing the game at the Hard level, don’t expect to be pitted against an expert backgammon player. The difficulty of that level is strictly due to the game cheating on its throws of the dice. You will consistently be faced with an opponent that throws doubles on the first or second turn of a game, that consistently gets precisely the combination of dice needed to capture one of your tiles, then throws exactly what it needs to block more of its home spaces while your attempts to get your captured tile back in the game are futile. With rare exceptions, you are consistently denied any opportunity of capturing any if the computer opponent’s tiles. And, in the unlikely event that you start winning by any significant margin, expect to throw ace-deuce until the computer opponent catches up or surpasses you, at which point it will offer to double the stakes, then throw double-6s or capture another of your tiles. Or both.

This kind of brute-force auto-leveling of what should be a completely randomized event thwarts any serious player from ever experiencing the genuinely competitive gameplay that a dice game should provide, and speaks to a cynical programming approach that elevates sloth to a sportsmanlike virtue.

Also, the ads are truly awful. Do I look like someone who wants to play a slot game, or save a morbidly obese king or comically voluptuous girl from catastrophe? Please.

App Privacy

The developer, WildCard Classics Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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