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.
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.
The best Xg is the best bg player on the planet and using it to analyse your games or to practise in tutor or training mode us a must for serious players. The mobile version has excellent functionality. It won't quite replace a desktop/laptop for thorough review of games but does the job for everything else. And no it doesn't cheat.
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...
Latest version transferred to my (just received) Nexus 6. Runs much better on this than on 1st gen Nexus 7. One other issue is the kindle fire version, still missing, last time i checked. Also, I'd like to bring across my history, results from old Nexus 5 & 7 and merge all. Absolutely the best backgammon app. I have the Pro version. & extreme gammon for the PC. I play both PC & Android against their "World Champ" bot and do okay. My only complaint is that this is not (yet?? - hint) available on the Amazon App Store.
- Fix Android 5.0 issues
- Fix sound synchronization
- Fix checkers moving behind over checker when making a point
- Improved collapsed toolbar
- Minor fixes