Needs option for RNG seed to change randomly on each throw like GNU. Because of the lack of this I find the dice generated may be favouring the AI in some way. It also should have a way of evaluating the luck for each match/game. As I often feel it's heavily loaded towards the AI. Overall I feel it's somewhat overpriced for what it is and nowhere near as good as GNU. However in saying that the AI is as good as GNU when using manual dice. I am playing both GNU and NJ on expert level.
After playing for over 4 years, and after trying other backgammon apps, I feel pretty confident that this is the best. Yes there are times playing against the computer that you can tell that it is not going to let you win. Yes the rolls are random & prerolled but this is no guarantee of fairness. The game should alternate first player to be more fair. However it by far a better game and more fair than any other backgammon that I have tried.
Excellent app and fab for improving game in spare moments travelling or whatever. Plays fair but hard! Remember the better player always seems to get the lucky rolls they need as they set their board up to maximise the number of great rolls available to them. That's Backgammon...
Great app with good features and excellent skills. Seems there is no perfect random generator as after 127000 throws each, 4614 games and yet another auto finish, from throw 1 round while watching TV, 33 cpu to 6 player points I see bias in the dice not reflected in the collected stats. Keeping my own stats I see Cpu 2nd throw doubles are approx 400% of the player. Handy when setting up early in the game. Recording hit rate off the bar with 1st throw against a single open piece is 55% for cpu and 32% for player over about 1000 games. OCD I know but these stats have remained steady. I repeat, this is not my playing skill. It was using auto- finish or hints from the first throw.
Best Backgammon app by far. If you want to become a better player there's no substitute. Worth every penny and played daily by me. Can't recommend it enough.
Best backgammon game bar none. Would love to see more difficulty levels though. My ELO hovers around 1700-1725 and I find Hard level frustrating at times but Medium makes too many silly mistakes. Keep up the good work!
- Bug fix for analyzing two matches in a row with different match lengths