Play the LITE Games version of the popular board game Backgammon now for free on your iPhone and iPad with offline and online multiplayer mode.
- Play for free without limitations
- Play against a variety of unique computer opponents with different play styles
- Compete online against opponents from all over the world
- Challenge your friends and family on the same device
- Climb to the top of the online highscore leaderboard
Backgammon, also known as Tavla, is a two players board game that involves a combination of strategy and luck, due to rolling dice. The goal is to remove all of one’s own playing pieces from the board before the opponent can do the same. While the dice can determine the outcome of a single game, strategy is what separates the good and the better players over a series of games.
Learn the game, work on your tactics and unlock amazing achievements. Experience thrilling matches through the global online matchmaking or hone your skills versus the computer. Challenge your friends and family offline or online regardless of what phone or operating system they use through our great multiplayer modes – as long as the game is available on their phone you can play together!
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With the right strategy, tactics and observation skills you will eventually find yourself amongst the top players of the LITE Games community and earn yourself a spot in the global leaderboards. Can you make it?
The Backgammon board game is offered in high quality localization in the following languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish & Russian.
The game is perfect for fans of Checkers, Othello or Mills and offers a strategic challenge for beginners as well as experienced veterans.
Join in and get yourself a top spot in our player community. The 10 best players will be proudly displayed each week on https://www.lite.games/games/Backgammon/
Why did you change the game?
The former version was no longer compatible with iOS 11 (it wouldn't start or crash in most cases). The code base of the former version was too old to just be updated which is why we needed to rebuild the game from scratch. We used this opportunity to also implement a multiplayer mode and update the graphics.
How can I play the former / old version of Backgammon?
You can only play the old version if you don't update the game and use a device that uses iOS 10.3.3 or lower.
Where is the "Undo" button?
After your first move, there will be a circular arrow pointing to the left, at the bottom right of the board. Tapping the arrow will undo your move.
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- Fixed another issue with push notifications
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Ratings and Reviews
The hardest level does not have enough challenge, and is programmed poorly! When I opt to use my total dice roll on one piece and there is an option to knock the opponent's piece off, it takes the other option every time. In addition, the computer makes ridiculously stupid moves. When it is time to bear off, the computer opts to move their pieces closer to home, instead of into the home, even when it is an option to do so. It also will not knock off my pieces when it is advantageous for it to do so, and even in circumstances where it can protect itself after with the other die roll. I consistently get 2 point wins because it decides to move pieces closer to home instead of into the home row. I chose this backgammon app over others because of he smooth gameplay and good graphics. I simply cannot overlook these programming problems anymore. Immediate uninstall.
AI is lucky and stupid
I tried a few of the backgammon games out, and at first this one seemed to be pretty good. But, it soon became apparent that the AI gets the doubles and the only roll that can save it and send me to the bar. I have played lots of very lucky people, so this doesn't bother me as much as the AI making stupid moves. In expert or easy level the computer only tries to get as many pieces to the one space-even if it could take bear off a piece. IE... It has men in the "6", "5" & "4" positions and rolls a "5" & "4". It moves from the "6" & "5" position to the "2" & "1" position instead of off the board. On my last game before I deleted the app- it's one of many stupid moves was to not take my back man and place it on the bar when it had all but one space for my coming in blocked. I already had half my men off the board- it could not win a running game.
On the good side- it looks pretty.
Several gripes. Deleted first day.
Interface is buggy. I timed out of two games because I was not allowed to make a legal move. Sometimes the first move would finally “take” just before my time ran out, leaving me just seconds to make my second move. Opponent winning the first move 3/4 of the time in 20 games seems a bit questionable. But it was only 20 games. Didn’t have problems with unusual doubles, re-entry, bearing off, etc. Sometimes I got lucky. Sometimes my opponent got lucky. But the board and graphics are too busy and difficult to use. Click through ad at bottom is too close to the playing surface and disguises itself as a game feature. Ads are loud and intrusive. Deal breaker was there was no way to close the app without turning off my phone. Inexcusable. After rebooting the phone I deleted the app.
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- LITE Games GmbH
- 173.9 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
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