Probably the only BG game on the Play store that uses a proper, non-cheeting engine. This is possible because the developer ported the open source GNU Backgammon engine which is more than great. However the developer needs to improve on the controls and the stability. For example for just several games I hit a stopship bug twice, which does not allow you to bear your checkers out.
I would rate this much more highly as it is an excellent player but its throws from the bar are incredulously accurate. This has varied from 6 - 11% better over approx 45000 throws each at world class level using their own stats.
Better engine, worse playability Smarter engine than other mobile competitors, but still prone to some obvious mistakes. It's most noticable with unnecessary resignations, even sometimes forfeiting a backgammon when a modest roll would only result in a gammon. The playability - particularly the sluggish pip selection and single ply undo option - are pretty terrible, though, and frequent ads right where you're going to click don't help. There are also a few bugs: sometimes it prevents bearing off, and the export feature doesn't work.
Disappointed The dice appear loaded against you in many games is played at advance level. I had recently tried all the different levels but after an update today the stats have reverted to a previous time and show only the advance level games
Just installed today and have already had a problem with not bearing off. GNU Backgammon is the best neural net program out today but this port has problems.
Great implementation of gnubg. I wish there was an easy way to toggle asking if you want to double, I wish you could undo easily without having to go through options, and I wish you could remove the pause on telling you there are no legal moves. Basically I want to be able to play fast.
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