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.
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.
I bought this way before I knew about xg and have considered switching, but to be honest, expert level is fantastic for a mobile app. I still use xg on my laptop. Well done to the creator. I feel a bit sorry for him (Jimmy Hu), as amateurs seem unable to grasp that this app doesn't cheat.
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!
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...
Playing the expert level there is no chance of ever getting ahead. The roll dices for the computer are so conveniently precise. It's predictable. I have played over and over again and it's just frustrating that the computer gets the exact dice it needs to win every single time. I know what you are going to say, that it's random. But that's bollocks. I'm done!
- Bug fix for analyzing two matches in a row with different match lengths
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