Challenge yourself in the deluxe board & dice game!
Both the press and customers agree: Backgammon's got it in spades!
Recommended by MacWorld Magazine as a Top Download for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
“Backgammon Premium is the crème-de-la-crème ‘gammon’” 9 out of 10 stars from Appaddicts.com!
Nominated for “Best Dice Game” in the Best App Ever Awards hosted by bestappever.com!
"Elegant and beautifully laid out. The play is terrific. I play a game every break I get. The fun just doesn't stop!"
"This app is awesome!!! No problems and extremely fun."
"Backgammon is a great game, simple and intriguing. This app does it justice. The AI is smart and sometimes infuriating. Five Stars!"
Play solo or live online against friends! Great for players who enjoy Gin Rummy, Spades, Cribbage, Blackjack, or Dominos.
GREAT GAME VARIATIONS:
Backgammon - The classic game you know and love
Nackgammon - Changing the token setup requires players to get creative.
Old English - A British favorite! No more than 5 checkers to a single point.
Acey Deucey - Start in your own goal tray and work your way into your opponent's!
WAYS TO PLAY:
Single Player- Prove you're the King against Backgammon's Easy, Medium, or Hard difficulties!
Online Multiplayer- Match against friends or strangers to prove your mastery!
Peer to Peer- Play against your friends on their devices with no network required.
- Single Player Games (with Easy, Medium, Hard)
- Match support! Play to 3, 5, 9 or 15 points with Doubling. Matches use the Crawford Rule
- Four distinct board designs
- Online and Bluetooth multiplayer
- Move-Assist, highlights available moves
- Unlimited “Undo” in single-player games
- Extensive game statistics
Updated for iOS 14 with a bunch of bug fixes. Thanks to all of our players and please keep the great feedback coming!
Ratings and Reviews
This game is pretty good, but I have two problems with it: the computer is programmed to hit any of the opponent's open men, without regard to strategy. Second, when the computer Is ready to bear off, about 90% of the time when the computer rolls a one it leaves the man sitting is the one spot and moves a man further away closer to the one spot. These two flaws are biased to benefit the opponent; however, it is still a very good game and requires the opponent to use his/her strategic skills. I particularly like winning after the computer has put five of my men on the bar and I come back and win.
UPDATED REVIEW: they have changed the game and the computer will not always allow you to make moves you choose. I do not understand why. Example: I just rolled. 2 and 3. I bumped my opponent with the 2 and tried to move the same disk to a point with other men which would have made that disk safe. It did not allow that which left that disk vulnerable, and sure enough, it got bumped! TERRIBLE CHANGE TO THE GAME.
UPDATED REVIEW: I am enjoying the game more with the current updates.
...and it works. I love the environment, sound effects, manner of computer showing move available when touching a pip option, and the fast-pace. BUT... the computer wins 98% of the first rolls, and most all computer rolls are advantageous always to the computer. You can rest assured that if you ever leave a pip open, the computer WILL knock it off! PERIOD! The computer rolls doubles ad nauseum while I rarely receive any, and when I do.... it is when I’m trying to get a knocked off pip back into game play and the doubles I roll are for spots blocked in the computer’s home field. The computer makes “bad moves” and always gets away with it! In a live game with actual people and dice, the game would never be won making such strategically bad moves, but alas... the computer always WINS! I wish the game was more random in dice rolls and favored the computer LESS! I would give the app a 5+ stars rating otherwise. I’m giving it a 4 only for those things first mentioned. As far as satisfaction in game play, it is more of a 2!
Clearly cheats! Total cheating!
This game is one of two online fashion and one-player (against the computer) mode. In online mode it is possible that they do not know what they are doing so they do not get to talk and give up playing (bye-bye advertising revenue). I'm an average player with a rating hovering between 1480 and 1520 and I regularly beat me up with a higher rating than I did. I've been genuinely wanted to apologize to my adversary at times for this bias. The opposite happens playing weaker players, in their favor. In a recent game, a much weaker player than me threw two double-sixes, one double-five, a double three and two double ones with me getting no doubles at all. I'm aware of the psychological bias in this game and even factoring that, it's obvious the games cheats. It cheats in one-player mode as well as the developers obviously not a decent AI so the computer just rolls whatever dice it needs to win. Proof of this is that they do not offer the functionality of entering your own dice throws so do not show up the limitations of their own AI. Basically the developers are just after your money in a dishonest way. Nothing surprising there but we are not warned. Pity though, the interface is quite good.
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- WildCard Classics Inc
- 120.6 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 WildCard Games Inc
- In-App Purchases
- Acey Deucey $1.99
- Christmas Theme $0.99
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