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.
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.
At last! Now I can improve my game on the go. NO it does not cheat - that's just your inner moron talking. In backgammon you make your own luck by spreading your chips to maximise good rolls. If you can learn from it, your game will improve!
Annoyingly XG no longer allows me to launch it without my phone being connected to the internet. Also the app sometimes shows no board, only a black background with checkers. Will be using Backgammon NJ from now on, has similar strength with better features and reliability. XG has not been updated for over two years and customer support is nonexistent.
- Fix Android 5.0 issues
- Fix sound synchronization
- Fix checkers moving behind over checker when making a point
- Improved collapsed toolbar
- Minor fixes