I love backgammon and this is one of the best around
I love this game however on the hardest level I find the game wins by force of a move or by throwing doubles. I win, but not as often as I should.
Best Backgammon game ever. Love it.
Another game well done by Hardwood! Backgammon is also a great value for the price. 3D visuals look great. A joy to play. Just do 1 thing - let me change my player name to what I want without an online account whole process!
Watch out. There's no save game, even when playing the computer. The only way to complete a tournament is in one sitting. Not practical for a mobile app. Otherwise very good, but no save game is a deal breaker.
Well the sound effects are spot on for a normal cloth or felt board. Nobody else compares. You can almost feel the roll of the dice. 5 stars for that. But in single play mode the AI (artificial interface)is simply horrible. It will roll itself 3 doubles in a row quite often, but never the same numbers. Then it will give me the same roll, say 4:3 3 times in a row. Plus in normal single player mode it will make the most brilliant moves right up until the end round when it's just a race to get the pieces off the board and it makes the stupidest moves that not even rookies make. For instance the AI side is full for the most part. It has 4 chips in the #2 spot and say 2 in the #6 and 2 in the #5. It will roll double twos but instead of emptying the # 2 spot to gain a big lead, it will move 2 pieces off the #6 spot 2 places and 2 pieces on the #5 spot two places. The AI here is absolutely horrid. At the end of one game alone I logged my last 10 rolls of the dice :5:4 5:1 5:1 5:3 5:2 5:1 5:3 5:3 5:1 5:2 just a horrid AI. Then I dug into the game filed and looked at the error logs, 132 errors in the numbers (dice rolls) But to be honest, I've tried about 6 other backgammon apps. The AI on those are horrible as well. But the sound and game play on those are unbelievably horrid whereas This app stands out. Bottom line :great graphics and sound quality. AI IS AS HORRIBLE AS THE REST for single player. There's no sense in trusting the AI in either single, two player or online play.
Faster startup time,
Silver Creek Entertainment
Download a spades card game that looks great; play online or with the computer.