Good fun but cheating Well made and instructional. But when the comp has a 50% chance to enter a 4 point home, it is it hard to win.
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.
Excellent BG app XG plays an excellent game of backgammon, of course . The chequer movement is very well handled, though I would like to see a Greedy Bearoff option. I find the tutor mode very usable, but I'm not clear on how its use affects the PR report. Well worth the money.
Its not a tutor How can this game make you better when the logic so favors the computer? Sure, bad moves lead to better dice for my opponent, but ive analyzed over100 games gack to Snowie, and only God would rolls that many jokers. Why cant you just let the dice roll, and set the comp levels so it makes no errors on expert, maybe second best option every 8th roll on hard level, second or third best every 10th roll on regular, etc. And the bear off logic difference between expert and advanced is pathetic. Developers response? Dont purchase till fixed, its still a single player game, hence we all are using it to play against the computer!!!
Best one out there I've played tens of thousands of games of backgammon, and I can beat this game on Champion level (available in paid version only) with about a 40% win rate. So it is VERY good. Movements are also so so intuitive that it allows you to play as fast as - if not faster than - the real thing thing, which is very unusual among backgammon games. A few enhancements would make it even better: (A) ability to disable the doubling cube altogether; (B) real-time game play vs. other online users; (C) more pronounced levels of difficulty at different player levels. I'm very disappointed that this app will not install on my new ASUS Zenfone 2 device, which has better specs than most flagship phones out there. So now I have to find another solution... As far as cheating is concerned, I'm not entirely convinced that it doesn't cheat. I've played a handful of games with manual dice mode enabled, which takes a lot of patience. Every time I've seemingly performed better. It plays a statistically perfect game, but it seems to me by playing manual dice you take away the advantage of predictive control/risk taking from the machine. I could be wrong. It is a very strong opponent.
Powerful but dodgy dice The no. of 17-1 shots this rolls is obscene. Just played yep again it enters my 5 point board 3 times in row and wins. CHEATS. play it long enough, you can sense how it's going to roll. A definite pattern. Comes in on 5 point board with gay abandon. You dance regularly on its 2&3 points board. I am surprised a mathematician hasn't done basic maths too show how biased it is. Eg how often your blots get hit, dance stats etc.Just hit me 8 times in a row as i slotted hitting it in my home bd.yep 8
- Fix Android 5.0 issues
- Fix sound synchronization
- Fix checkers moving behind over checker when making a point
- Improved collapsed toolbar
- Minor fixes