Backgammon KG 4+

A neural network backgammon AI

Keith Gould

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.0 • 40 Ratings
    • Free

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A backgammon app with quick and smooth in-game play. Features a strong neural network based AI built using deep learning and trained exclusively via self play.

- Play against friends in two-player mode or play against the neural networked AI.
- Four different levels of computer strength: Beginner, Intermediate, Hard, and Expert.
- See statistics on your play skill, error rate, and your game / match history against the AI.
- Tutor mode helps you improve your backgammon game. Receive advice on your moves and see the AI's evaluations of all possible moves.
- Pip counter and equity meter.
- Beat the computer to unlock different boards.
- Many other configurable settings...

What’s New

Version 1.1.1

Minor bug fixes and visual improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Yyvjgvvjgug ,

Computer plays well but dice is not fair

If you read other critical reviews the developer swears there is no cheating and the dice are rolled once. But it’s not probable game after game that the computer rolls perfect dice at critical moments when we know there is less than 1/6 chance. For example computer mostly wins the first roll. This is even before moving thefirst piece. That says it’s either cheating or has a software bug. If you are searching with recursion you might be rolling multiple times and picking the best one

Mykel_63 ,

6,6; 6,6; 4,3; 4,4; 2,2 AI’s final 5 rolls. Typical way the AI ends their games for the “win”. You will get one meaningless dbl, several very low rolls and several single bear-offs while that happens. Not to mention that that “win” started with AI having 2 checkers on the bar which got back in in 1 roll despite there being 2 open spots (avg time on the bar for AI is fewer than 3 rolls, yours will be 4-5). All the other allegations of perfect rolls going for AI and against player many more times than not are accurate. Too bad it’s so badly rigged; the interface is good. I have played bg for over 40 years and have played ~500 games on this app so this is not mere opinion. I have deleted this app.

Phisherman70 ,

Gammon is my game

I really like this app over all the others I’ve tried and I’ll tell you why. I really like that the expert level plays at a perfect level from an AI computer playing itself millions of times. From this standard it rates my play against AI perfection. I have learned A LOT. People say the dice rolling is favored to the computer but I don’t find that at all. I consistently beat the computer and sometimes my rolls are hot and sometimes they are not.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the kind words!

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