Play Backgammon Gold – also called Tavla – anytime and anywhere for free on your smartphone or tablet. Play with your friends or against one of the strongest computer opponents.
Now you can play one of the oldest board games in the world even if you are outside. A mix of strategy and luck is waiting for you.
Challenge your friends to a classic Backgammon game in local two-player mode or play against the strongest computer opponent from BGBlitz. It is also suitable for beginners – the tutor shows you the best moves.
What are you waiting for? Get into the backgammon world!
The app includes the following features:
* Elo Rating (FIBS)
* Computer opponent with 4 grades of difficulty
* Single game or tournament (1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 15 oder endless games)
* Random.org or live dice for 100% fair dice
* 6 different game board designs
* Use the tutor from BGBlitz to learn the 'perfect move'
* For experts: the internationally rewarded Backgammon computer software BGBlitz
* Extended statistics with Elo graph, game history with the result of the last games
Have fun with Backgammon Gold!
- Issue with the tutor function has been fixed
- Minor other issues have been fixed as well
Ratings and Reviews
Aggravating but Fun...
It is fun, but I wouldn't recommend it to a learning player because it will encourage a vastly over cautious strategy of play. One of the fun aspects of backgammon is understanding the odds and knowing what risks to take. Backgammon Gold punishes risk taking. It is beatable because it plays so foolishly, but it is nowhere near the neighborhood of honest backgammon.
Oh btw, their website claims the game is not rigged, which is tempting to believe, but as a statistician, after having played hundreds of games I can testify that it is difinitely rigged. "Computer expert" rolls doubles at a rate approximately quintuple the odds. The rigged rolls become predictable, particularly after accepting a double. I can't imagine why a programmer of games would do this, but there ya go.
Of course it is frustrating when the computer seems to get the prefect roll at the perfect time, but the accusations that the game cheats is absurd. People making this accusations do not understand statistics and probability.
I think this game works great. If I have a complaint it is that I think the developers may have dumbed down the computer expert. Even playing at the highest degree of difficulty. I am shocked to see how many sub-optimal opening moves it makes. For example, rolling 3-1 and not establishing the 5 point, rolling 6-1 and not establishing the 7 point. I use to play at the highest level and only won around 30% of tournaments. Recently I have been winning 70%. I speculate that the developers got sick and tired of all the whining about cheating and dumbed down the computer expert. If that is true, can you please restore the true best computer expert?
Defies All Odds
A review from a high ranked player:
At level 4, this is the most cheating Backgammon game there is.
Don't ever let yourself get knocked out. Average rolls for the game to get back in: 1.5. Average rolls needed for you to get back in: 5.5. If the computer has only 2 or 3 points blocked, those are the rolls you'll get over and over again. If you have 5 points blocked, the computer will find the open spot in one or two rolls. In one game, the computer got exactly the only two-die roll needed to escape and hit so often, we calculated the odds at over 10,000 to one.
We play this only to ridicule it. We would call out 6 and 4 almost every time that was the only roll that would win for the computer. Doubles when behind, immediately followed by multiple doubles.
- mobivention GmbH
- 89.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Russian, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 mobivention®
- In-App Purchases
- Premium Version $5.99
- Ad-Banner Removal $1.99
- Advanced Computer Opponent $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.