XG Mobile Backgammon 4+

GameSite 2000 Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 982 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Learn how to play the classic game of backgammon like a pro with the strongest backgammon program in the world. The app endorsed by the US Backgammon Federation (USBGF) and featured in PrimeTime Backgammon Magazine is available for FREE in the App Store!
XG Mobile lets you play unlimited matches live against friends or hone your skills in tutor mode vs. an array of skilled computer opponents.

XG Mobile is the portable version of the acclaimed program "eXtreme Gammon" for PC. You can now have the power and accuracy of eXtreme Gammon in the palm of your hands.
XG Mobile is the perfect app for all strengths of players:
• Are you a beginner? no worries, XG Mobile will let you know when you make a mistake. That’s a fun and efficient way to improve your skills
• Are you an expert player? You can practice against a world class opponent.

Trust the pros opinions:
- NEIL KAZAROSS (6 time American Backgammon Tour Winner, Backgammon Giant #4): "I can now state that XG is stronger than its competitors on equivalent settings as well as at least several times faster on those settings."

- MOCHIZUKI MASAYUKI (2009 World Champion, Backgammon Giant #1): "I like eXtreme Gammon very much. I truly believe this program is the strongest bot in the world."

- MICHIHITO KAGEYAMA (Runner up in the 2012 World Championship, Backgammon Giant #2): "[...] this time I took only my iPad at the Backgammon World Championship 2012. I often checked some positions by using XG mobile. It's really fast and easy because iPad starts up in a few seconds, and I can arrange checkers by using touch screen"

- CHRIS BRAY (Author, Backgammon Correspondent for The Independent): "My strong recommendation is to invest in XG Mobile. Like the PC version it will quickly become the de facto standard for the game"

XG Mobile features:
• The strongest backgammon program on iPhone and iPad.
• Play against computer opponents ranging in skill from Beginner to World Class.
• 2-player mode: play against friends using XG Mobile as a portable board (please note: live play, not online).
• Play unlimited sessions or matches.
• Choice of Backgammon or NackGammon Variation.
• High Quality Graphics (optimized for Retina displays) , choice of multiple boards and checkers.
• Share positions on Facebook, twitter etc...
• Ask the computer for hint at any time.
• Tutor mode analyzes your choice as you play and warns you of any mistake you made, allowing you to reconsider your choice.
• Training mode also analyzes your choice as you play and lets you know of any mistake you made. You cannot reconsider your choice
• Setup a position, analyze it or even start a session from this position.
• Games are Saved and can be copied using iTunes or emailed for later analysis on your Mac or PC.
• Extensive profile information tracking your level of play, your results and dice statistics.
• Competition mode allows you to play in live tournament conditions (no help, no pip count, etc...).
• Integrated help, including backgammon rules.

If you’re looking for the best backgammon app on the market, download XG Mobile Backgammon now and enjoy the program players trust most!

What’s New

Version 1.31

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Minor fixes on the display of equity in the "extended hints".

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
982 Ratings

982 Ratings

Moment65 ,

You can become world class

You can learn how to play world class backgammon just by playing against this app.

When I started playing this app my average score was over 20, which is rated as beginner level.

Now I play at expert level. My average is approaching world class level. I already play a lot of world class level matches now. I even play a surprising number of games that are rated at world champion level. I still have some error-filled games that lower my average, but I don't make many bad moves that are considered blunders.

I still lose most of the time when I play games at world class level. It’s not me claiming that skill level. It’s the app rating my games at that level.

It can get to be maddening, which is likely part of the reason why people insist that the app cheats. Another reason for the claims of cheating is that certain things seem suspicious.

In end-game situations when I have an 11 out of 36 chance to hit what I need to win, I can miss on 20 of those situations in a row. I’ve kept track. The computer never seems to go on those long stretches of missing, but I haven’t tracked that stat.

My actual belief, when calm, is that the app probably doesn’t cheat, but it definitely seems to. My strategy at this point is to keep improving until I play almost every game at a world class or world champ rating. The best thing about this app is that it can actually be used to accomplish that goal.

bunzolama ,

Useless on iOS - iPhone 14 Pro

2/24: The developers have continuously failed a paying customer like me who was such a big fan of this game. Thought a major os update may come with an app fix but once again I was wrong. It’s been nearly a year since I’ve been unable to use a software that I paid $10 for. It’s too bad but the people begging this great game don’t seem too concerned about fixing anything or helping their customers. Shame on them.

11/23 Update: I’m unable to use this app, period. No amount of uninstall and reinstall works. It freezes immediately. And I’m a paid customer too! I’ve written to the developer and have gotten no response! That’s why I must downgrade y rating to zero stars. This is the one and only favorite game that I play on my iPhone. But ever since upgrading my phone the app has become worthless. For one thing, the tutor no longer works, so you’re not going to learn anything regardless of any mistake. And the other annoying thing is that you can’t see the dice that you roll on your turn! I’ve tried reinstall as well as installing on other phones and got the same results. What the heck is going on with the development of this thing? I’m amongst the customers who is using the paid version. Though currently I can’t exactly use this thing. Let’s get to work people! Waiting here. Tick tick…

hoop deVille ,

Disappointed & Sad

I am an avid backgammon player and have been a regular & happy daily user of XG Mobile for many years. It has simply been top of its class of all backgammon apps and I have routinely recommended it to others…until recently. I thought the app might just need a software update, but the problems have persisted. The problem simply stated is that at random times the visual representation of the dice just rolled don’t appear on the board (at all!) but the checkers move automatically. Sometimes the move is the only possible move but not always. There is also a lag in the actual play that causes me to wonder if the touch screen has recognized my finger prompt. These issues never happened in earlier versions. I have a brand new iPhone and it’s software is up to date; I keep my apps up to date as well.
I am hopeful the developers of this once great app can make some fixes soon. The current lag and “invisible dice” issues discourage me from using XG Mobile.

App Privacy

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