Best Android backgammon I have been disappointed with mobile backgammon until now. This game plays as smart as GNU backgammon. It is a real challenge. To those that think the game cheats - it doesn't need to. It already plays better than humans. At the expert level it doesn't make mistakes, I certainly can't say that. If you want to feel smarter than a computer play some other backgammon game and reject every double - you will win the long game. If you want to become a better player, then you are in the right place.
Excellent backgammon, well worth the money I've been playing the AI Factory Backgammon game for a couple of years and beating the pants off it. I play GnuBg on my desktop and love it b/c it can play at a high level, and it provides hints to help me improve my game. Backgammon NJ plays at a similar level to GnuBg and has easy, med, hard and expert levels. This game gives no sign that it cheats with dice rolls. As Dashiel Hammett once wrote "The outcome of successful planning always looks like luck to saps."
Best BG app Tremendously good app. The interface and the playing options (levels of skill) are superb. The analysis you get in the app is great, I also recommend the in-app purchase package which gives more depth. I don't use online play often, it is not the strength of NJ I don't think. And ignore those who claim the dice are rigged: the Expert level is fiendishly good and backgammon is a cruel game.
Game improver of note You can only improve your game with this app. I particularly like the glowing hint and I pay a lot of attention to the 97 moves. Sometimes I cannot figure out a specific suggested move, but then I don't have the ability to do the analysis to the extent that AI can. One day I will play complete game without the glowing hint! Congrats to Jimmy and well done to fend off the critisisms.
Needs more online players. Game's AI is frustratingly good. I've read all the proofs and discussions of how the AI doesn't use any cheats and it's pretty convincing. There's still a gnawing feeling something fishy is going on, but I chalk it up to my need to improve my gameplay. I do enjoy playing against realtime online opponents more than the AI, so in the end that's where the Android version falls short in comparison to the iOS version. I still play regularly, but the pool of opponents is very limited numbers wise.
Best of all All said, the best backgammon app I've seen. Wondering though why sometimes there's no one online to play? Surely must be enough folks globally playing it to ensure a game every time you login in? I still think there are way more doubles coming up then with real dice, but thats my only peeve. Cheers, brilliant app! ....still way too many double (Nov 2016) I did a test of 4 games with the computer and averaged 10 doubles rolled per game...
- Added "Random" and "Alternating" options to Checker Movement setting. These options will take effect each time you start a new match.
- Option to display point numbers
- Native resolution graphics for Pixel C
- Bug fix for "Play Position with Same Rolls" option in analysis mode
- Bug fix for extraneous online play error messages
- Bug fix for graphics display issue on some devices which have hardware acceleration problems