App plays awesome backgammon. It's scary good and does not cheat. There are various ways to prove that it doesn't cheat such as setting up positions and manually entering dice rolls. I can prove to you that it doesn't cheat even though some of you are absolutely convinced that it does. If you reaIly want to prove or disprove without question how strong this app is at backgammon play it with manual dice. YOU roll your own physical dice and enter the rolls into the app. You'll very soon see who the cheater is. Then you just might try to educate yourself on the game. And then you'll consult this app to find best moves while you're reading Bill Robertie.
Best bg app for learning the game using a tutor mode. As many others have stated, dice rolls, especially when the App needs a late in the game/match critical 17-1 or 35-1 for the win are blatanly skewed in its favor (IMHO). I wish I could make bets with a bookie getting true odds for a specified roll by the bot........... We all do . . . So knowing that, don't fret about about losing to its freak-show dice, appreciate it for the great learning tool that it is--its the best! Btw, you can always roll your own real dice and input the rolls to keep your sanity intact.
I paid $9.99 for the premium app and it is excellent in most regards, especially in terms of robot skill, features/options, and GUI. My only complaint is that play freezes way too often! I played for an hour or so and the game restarted itself no less than 1/2 dozen times! This app will deserve 5 stars once that issue is resolved...
I prefer to this app more than others however I feel it's not doing enough. If the app is able to identify which moves are errors and by what margin then why can't it show me on my phone? Why does this information have to stay a mystery unless I import it to the computer? Make it convenient. Overall experience on the phone is very average with no frills.
Play is stronger than humans. Gives good advice when playing on highest difficulty. People that say then dice are unfair are unfamiliar with probability. One complaint is that when you navigate away from the app and back to it, the background becomes all black and it is difficult to see where you are moving the pieces. This is on latest version of android as of 10/19/2017 Another complaint is that setting up a position and determining a computer analysis is hard.
Only textbook teacher backgammon ap I know of A+++. PLEASE FIX FREEZE ISSUE and your back to 5 stars. Until then 2 stars. I literally play 5 rolls and then it freezes! Everytime! Really?! Use to be great, no issues, you updated it to break it! Old adage applies, it it ain't broke don't fix it. I uninstall daily, reinstall and hope it would be working but no cigar. :(
- Added an easy way to set the computer strength on the new game screen.
- Show Pip count when showing hint no matter what the Pip count setting is.
- Added Threshold and option for Tutor/Training Mode (Options>>Game Options)
- Not starting in Airplane Mode
- Minor fixes.