Do the Math! For all the simpletons who run their mouths about how the game isn't fixed while doling out hypocritical insults about intelligence, why don't you actually do some math. Keep stats and you'll see patterns emerge along with completely improbable odds realized before your eyes. Its rigged and it's insulting that the designers think there isnt anyone out there smarter than them. Other annoyances include: game being glitchy on Gal. S4, freezing and intermittent choppy graphics. Minus 10 stars isn't low enough!
Basically, if you're playing against the CPU at Expert level in the free app, it's like playing against the baddie in 007 Octopussy: Always double 6 for them. And double 6 for you only if you fence. I have a theory: They're rigging it to keep us hooked and try to beat the CPU. But the dice are rigged. Mildly useful to learn the games but not 100% fair.
Very strong player. Great stats and gameplay. Not keen in the interface and the board doesn't seem to respond so well on my Samsung S4. This may be different on a tablet with a bigger screen. Not a completely intuitive UI. But engine amazing.
Great app for teaching the game The engine is solid and comparable to the PC version Xavier produced Extreme2. It also captures the market for the "kids" coming out of high school and college. For those that say it cheats and I have read a few reviews you need to compare or run prpositions in other engines with the results. This isn't intended to just be you playing the device....it's a learning tool.
If you want to learn backgammon, this is your app. I was skeptical at first, but the tutor mechanism is fantastic. Went from not knowing how to play to analysing positions and situations in just a few days. Even beat my grandpa once or twice. Simple, intuitive controls and gui, non-intrusive ads, and an emphasis on developing skill. This is a five star app for sure.
It's true...it cheats! XG is great for playing alone and can even improve your game. However, it cheats to the point that it's almost not worth playing. How many times can it enter a five point board on the first try, while I dance on the bar for 5+ rolls with a three point board? During the bear off it's common for it to roll multiple doubles to win the game...
- Fix Android 5.0 issues
- Fix sound synchronization
- Fix checkers moving behind over checker when making a point
- Improved collapsed toolbar
- Minor fixes