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Backgammon Free

Backgammon Free

5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Addictive
  • No time pressure
Cons
  • Don't blame the dice when you lose.
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Play classic Backgammon"

Reviewed by / Jun 06, 2011

An easy and addictive way of playing Backgammon in your smarthphone

The ancient game in your smartphone: everyone knows it, although not everybody knows how to play. Still, don't worry if that is the case, since you have a good and easy list of Game Rules to learn.

The options are the following: you can choose to be White or Black, change the level of difficulty from 1 to 5, select the name of rounds and activate or deactivate Doubling Cube. You can play by yourself or with a friend, so this is not only a one player game.

When playing, the board will tell you the Pip Counts (the total distance that pieces from one side must move in order to get them all together into that side's home); so the lower the number, the closer you are to win.

When you roll the dice, the board will specify the legal moves by showing them in green and you'll have to choose your best strategy. Options for undoing, hints and save and quit are also available.

It seems that some users are complaining about the convenience of the opponent's dice rolls, so maybe this can be improved by adding an easier mode. Anyway, we assume that the ways of randomness are inscrutable.

Be sure to check this game out if you want to entertain yourself by playing a classic game by yourself or with a friend, as well as exercise your mind. AI Factory Limited is specialized in developing classic games for smartphones in an excellent way, so if you like this one you're bound to enjoy the others, such as Chess, Four in a line, Sudoku, etc.

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Developer's original description available here
★ Top Developer (awarded 2013) ★
Backgammon Free is the best free Backgammon game on Android!

Backgammon is a game of skill and strategy and one of the world's classic parlour games, played for recreation and as a gambling game. Like Mahjong, this is a game that is played in social groups in coffee houses and bars. Historically variants of this game are believed to have originated in Egypt over 3000 years ago, but was picked up by the Romans and then later to India. It also spread to east Asia, but was then largely replaced by Xiangqi (Chinese chess). It is now very popular in the west.

Features:
-- Strong Backgammon AI
-- 5 Difficulty levels
-- Full match play + doubling cube
-- 2 Boards and piece sets
-- Hints, 2 player hotseat and stats
-- Supports touch screen/trackerball
-- Designed for both Tablet and Phone

Supported by unobtrusive Ads

*The requested permissions are a requirement of the in-game ads only*

*Does it cheat? See "CPU Strategy" page + Manual Dice option (use real-world dice) to prove to yourself that it doesn't*

Recently changed in this version

1.731:
- Updated ads to use new required Google Advertising ID

1.73:
- Fixed possible hanging bug related to ads
- Reduced installer size

1.721:
- Improved app stability related to ads

1.72:
- Improved layouts for smaller tablets
- Other small tweaks and fixes

1.71:
- Stability improvements

1.7:
- Action Bar support for Android 3.X and 4.X
- Improved layouts for tablets
- HD graphics for tablets and HD phones
- Improved CPU doubling response
- Other small tweaks


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Comments and ratings for Backgammon Free
  • (70)

    by kevin_c_53214 on 13/06/2014

    It's a poor design when you allow the CPU to roll four straight double sixes followed by a double 2 and another double six; the odds are 10million to1.

  • (70)

    by kaj.telenar on 21/04/2011

    It has a decent, but not great AI. I won the first 12 matches (7 point matches). It doesn't take board position into account when accepting doubles. It gets backgammoned when it could've been just gammoned. It bears pieces off poorly.

  • (70)

    by Kelly Ireland on 25/08/2014

    Good game, delivers exactly as advertised

  • (70)

    by Gloria Caldwell on 25/08/2014

    This version is really so good if you get good enough you can beat the computer

  • (70)

    by Ken R on 25/08/2014

    Great game...being able to slide pieces would nice...I like a fast paced game. This feels cumbersome at times.

  • (70)

    by Aikit Abella on 25/08/2014

    I cant download this thing

  • (70)

    by Daniel Ramirez on 25/08/2014

    Awesome fun game! If you want the real deal play someone in person.