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

1.73:
- 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
  • (72)

    by Brian Morgan on 09/04/2014

    Well designed but the ai must have slanted odds of success for their die rolls. In 5 games I had only 4 doubles while the ai had at least 12 if not more. Additionally the ai was never held in the center at all, while I rarely got the roll I needed.

  • (72)

    by Kasey Gardner on 09/04/2014

    I really enjoy this app and I play it everyday. The one and only reason I rated Backgammon Free a four, was because it is not challenging enough for the truly dedicated player.

  • (72)

    by Asheki Doughty on 09/04/2014

    Love it

  • (72)

    by Joseph Turner on 08/04/2014

    This game does good would run like a normal board then the computer player will get anywhere from 8 to 10 doubles in a row. Gave the time to fix it and see all the times its been down loaded here is one u can have back.

  • (72)

    by Maria Stokes on 08/04/2014

    Its ok. Could be better. Needs more features.

  • (72)

    by Tommy Earnest on 08/04/2014

    Good

  • (72)

    by Richard Pimm on 08/04/2014

    Does not play fair . Nearly always throws desired number on dice.