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Playgem Technologies Ltd

    • 4.5 • 15.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


The best free multiplayer Backgammon game. Join a game instantly or play with friends now!

Play live backgammon with friends and players around the world with PlayGem Backgammon for iOS. Download the FREE app from iTunes and enjoy the best version of this game on the Internet.

PlayGem Backgammon offers FREE play with people you know, your Facebook friends, or millions of players worldwide. This leading social strategy game attracts hundreds of thousands of people who seek to challenge themselves each day!

We’ve taken one of the oldest board games and made it even more fun! Download the app today to learn the rules of backgammon, perfect your strategy, and have a great time with a super cool mobile app for iPhone and iPad.

Online Challenges and Tournaments

Backgammon is a game of skill and luck. It’s a challenge you can now engage in with millions of players from all over the world, so set up PlayGem Backgammon on your iOS cell phone or mobile device and start competing! Take part in matches and tournaments and let our unique matching system quickly find you another player to go up against. Or, challenge one of your real-life or Facebook friends!

Fun with Worthy Opponents

Have a good time playing online matches and tournaments while improving your strategy against worthy opponents. The app finds you an international player to challenge, so you both can master the rules and become increasingly better.

Climb the Leader Board

Gain experience (XP), level up, unlock achievements, and climb the Leaders Board to get to international backgammon fame! Invite your friends to join in the excitement, too, and find out who truly is the best player.

Beautiful and Unique Boards

As you’re playing PlayGem Backgammon, you can work to unlock seven beautiful and exotic boards. Each has its own special music and themes!


Awesome additional features that you’ll find in PlayGem Backgammon include:

• Live contests that are quick, simple, and smooth
• Multi-platform challenges across Facebook and iOS cell phones and mobile devices
• 100 percent certified dice
• Best customer support
• Free and unlimited gameplay!

By Any Name, It’s Still The Same

Players from around the world love backgammon, but they sometimes call it by different names. It doesn’t matter if you refer to it as Tavla, Dado, Tavli, Tapa, Trictrac, Tric Trac, Tabula, Acey Deucey, Narde, Shesh Besh, Nackgammon, Plakoto, Gul Bara, Takhteh, or Moultezim—they all mean the same thing, and they refer to one of the best games on the planet!

Start playing with your friends or enjoy a fun match with a new international friend. If you don’t know how the rules, it’s okay! You’ll be able to learn quickly and take part in cool online challenges.

Grab your dice and board, and download PlayGem Backgammon today!

Players from all over the world love their backgammon board and dice, but can call this great board game by different names. Some call it: Tavla, Tavli, Tapa, Trictrac, Tric Trac, Tabula, Acey Deucey, Narde, Shesh Besh, Nackgammon, Plakoto, Turkish Backgammon, Greek Backgammon, Russian Backgammon, Roman Backgammon, Gul Bara, Hyper Backgammon, Takhteh or Moultezim, ששבש,שש בש – they all mean the same fun game, and we LOVE it!

Even if you misspelled it and wrote back gammon, nackgammon, nack gamon, backgamon, bacgamon, bakgamon or anything else – we don’t mind misspellers, you’re invited to an exciting free online backgammon game.

What’s New

Version 1.3.305

Try your luck on the new Peackock & Sandy Boards!
- UX/UI fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15.9K Ratings

15.9K Ratings

Bone-Roller ,

Play gem…. It’s been a while.

Happy to have had a good game of backgammon on Playgem. I used to play often, but have been absent. I would be happy to have a game with any of my Facebook friends out here. If your new to the game and just want to play against a computer to learn the game before live opponents I would recommend….. XG gammon. It has a free and also enhanced download. XG gammon is a wonderful tutorial program. Have fun

Timagination ,

Persistent bugs detract from otherwise good app

Once again, the same bug that I have advised you guys of many, many times over the past years has resurfaced. Specifically, the intermittent inability to move a man from one’s thirteen point to the twelve, using a roll of 1. I am currently using an iPhone XS with the dry latest iOS installed and your most recent release of your backgammon software. A few moments ago I was playing a game wherein my opponent had blot on my twelve, I had three men on my thirteen with one on the bar. I rolled double 1’s, started my man on my 24 point and was unable to hit the man on my twelve, despite the fact that, just as it has occurred many, many times in the past, your software does indeed “ highlight “ the twelve as a legitimate move. No matter how many times I attempted to do so, I was unable to make the legal move and hit the man.

Later on I the same game I was indeed able to use a 1 to move a man from the thirteen to the twelve, but the game was lost.

Please look at any records you may have of this bug. I have reported it to your staff at least five times previously, going back at least that many years, if not longer.

Thank you.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback.
1. We will look into that situation with the shorter move.
2. Fee is the common practice for most of backgammon rooms (and not only) in order to balance chips burn. We probably have the lowest fee among them.
3. The dice is the dice - RNG as reported on our website
4. Again, common practice among most of developers. You do not have to watch the ad if you do not want to. There is still every 12 hours bonus given for free.
Feel free to communicate with our
Enjoy the backgammon!

OutdoorBen ,

Could be so good, but too instable

I don’t know if it’s just a recent update, or what, but the game is burping way too much. I click done, the buttons disappears like it should, yet the clock keeps ticking away and it says I am running out of time. Stuff like that. Support is worthless. I sent a feature request and a couple of simple questions and got crickets in return. I don’t expect much, but an automated “thanks” is better than crickets. Also, they kept the Christmas theme for the table as the default for way too many months. This all leads me to believe that the developers don’t care too much about this game. Used to like it, but it’s time to find something that is actually stable.

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