Great app Can't believe people are saying it cheats. If your not playing well then it will always seems like the opposition is getting 'lucky rolls'. Can get around 50% win rate at expert level so that figures well. Took up full screen on my old Galaxy S, unfortunately the high res screen kn my new S3 means the game has shrunk in size. This should be an easy fix for the developer!
Great for FIBS This is the only android app I found that lets you play on FIBS, and it works great. A few other features would be nice please: - bigger board - allow doubling by clicking the cube - save .mat match log file for each match And I've been playing backgammon seriously for 10 years, and I do NOT think the expert AI cheats. It gets just as many good and bad rolls as I do.
It cheats!! It gets too many perfect rolls. I get none. Example: I am on the bar with 2 open pips. I regularly will bounce 2 or 3 times. That is not how the odds go! It also gets the rolls it needs even when thete are very few combinations that are good for it. I uninstalled and won't play this backgammon program again!
Hard Plus? I'm not great, but i'm pretty good. And I'm willing to say the rolls are fair. But why is the difference between the hardest and second hardest so huge? I beat hard without fail; expert is dauntingly hard. And, considering we're playing on phones, why can't I correct an inadvertent move?
Great app I was beating the Hard level 75% so upgraded. I am now beating Expert 57% so it can't be that tough. Dice still seem perfectly random to me. Lots of good and bad throws for both players, which is normal. People who find they can't double sometimes should Google "Crawford Rules" which will explain everything.
Proof It takes on average 65 points to get all the token out when they are all home. Without exception, when in this position AI will get on average a 30 points on the dice. There is no way this is random. Internet play was passable, but of late, there's no decent player who will finish a losing match. App is worthless. Uninstalling, as I write this. I'll also make sure never to install an other app from same developer.
1. Install on SD card (Android 2.2 and up)
2. Changes to enable the game to run on Android 3.0 (Motorola Xoom)