Backgammon ‪∙‬ 4+

Optime Software LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 65.3K Ratings
    • Free

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Description

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!

What’s New

Version 2.16

• Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
65.3K Ratings

65.3K Ratings

Sargent Filco ,

Dice rolls manipulated - skip this game!!

The implementers of this game could have made a game worth playing if they had just implemented truly random dice rolls. They didn’t. The number of times duplicates such as 6, 6, 6, 6 are rolled is much much much greater than probabilities would dictate. You can be certain that you’ll get quad 6’s several times in a game whereas the probabilities suggest you should get any particular dice roll once every 36 rolls. And it’s totally frustrating to play a game against the computer when the computer consistently “rolls” just the perfect dice combinations based on the configuration of the board. The strategy you must follow to have any chance of winning is to avoid at all costs leaving any of your pieces exposed because you can be pretty certain that the computer will roll a combination that results in you losing those pieces. So look elsewhere for a fun game. This one is not fun, it’s just frustrating.

Xerac ,

Unrealistic rolls for computer

I have played the game many times and have found on the Hard level, the computer gets both an inordinate amount of fortunate rolls and doubles compared to myself. Hard should not mean more likely to get doubles, it should mean it employs better strategies. In the two most recent games I played, for instance, the computer had three doubles while I had none, and in the other. The computer had three doubles in a row and 5 for total for the game while I had 1 double for the entire game. There is no way one can call that a legit random dice roll algorithm.

Update:

I have lowered the rating from 3 to 1. In the 5 games I have played since my review, it still rolls a significant amount of doubles above what I get by a 4:1 margin. When I do get doubles, literally 1/3 of the time it is useless since I am trying to get a piece out of jail and it is for a spot that is not open. The last two games the computer rolled doubles 4 times while I did not get one for one game and the next it started with two doubles and had 4 in the first 7 rolls all told. This statistically impossible in any sort of reality outside a poorly written, apparently biased dice roll algorithm that seems to be designed to cheat (can’t say with certainty but this inordinate amount of doubles for the computer coupled with rolls that heavily favor the computer in timing would make one tend to believe such a thing).

BeingTooPatient ,

NOT a good teacher of Backgammon. It cheats!

I agree with others here: this game is clearly not using only a random generator for dice rolls. Far often enough, once you are in your home and poised/begun to move your pips off, the apps player starts getting a suspicious amount of doubles. BUT, it’s also quite stupid; sometimes instead of moving off even one pip to prevent you from scoring 2 points, it moves its pieces forward within it’s home area?! Also very occasionally you are prevented from making a valid move! I even took a screenshot of this occuring. That was all of “medium” difficulty. At least then you have a chance of winning. On hard, it’s just playing against a cheater - how frustrating! Rather than rely on only strategy, the app controls the dice very much to its advantage. I just received a rare app update for “minor bug fixes” - the first game played still resorted to double rolls. Besides all of that, it’s not obtrusive with ads at all, you can learn the basic mechanics and at least develop your own strategy/play style. I’ve left the game alone for long periods of time, came back with renewed interest for a simple app to pass time, but always end up bored and a bit frustrated. Keeping it installed only to try 2-player mode teaching my granddaughter how to play.

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