Does cheat At level 5 it throws an incredible amount of perfect rolls, getting the exact numbers on each die it needs. I have thrown pieces out just to see if they get hit and they almost always do, even if there is a 1-in-6 chance. Otherwise a great game.
I give. It's all F----d.. I initially gave this 1 star because I felt the game was designed to cheat to compensate by auto doubling at the high levels. Then I played, studied the stats and listened to the company response to my accusations of cheating doubles being designed into the game. Update: This BS app is beyond apprehension, comprehensive understanding as to the devs constant insistence that; "THIS GAME DOES NOT CHEAT"! Designed to cheat Without doubt nor fail. Back to one star. And F__K You!
Love it but it does cheat! I love this Backgammon game an it is definitely the best Backgammon game on Android. The Dev's maintain like crazy the Ai does not cheat... but it is inconceivable that it does not, there are just far to many doubles and lucky escapes, especially on the higher levels. I was just playing on Level 4 and had three of his stones on the bar and only a few points available on my home board... the Ai threw a double to get all 3 out and take one of my blots, and the next throw it picked off 2 more blots and then a further one on the next turn. Within 3 turns it had gone from having 3 stones on my bar to having 4 of my stones on its bar. This is just statistically unlikely. I have just finished another match where the Ai threw 3 high doubles in the last 4 rolls of the match! I am just bemused by the Dev's claim that the Ai does not cheat. Reply to Dec's reply: I have played backgammon all my life. I aware that sometimes the most amazing rolls occur, however... your Ai the "unlikely sequences" happen far too frequently and are a little far too amazing to be real. I have read the article and now your constant copypasta replies are annoying. I will change this review to 1* soon.
Cheats to be competitive, it's up to you I've been playing for a month and pounding the computer at the lowest levels 15-0. Only level 4 wins some games (cheating of course) and I win 15-5 or 15-10 anyway. Level 5 ( the last one) is not the toughest but the cheatest. Let's face it: the computer most of the time rolls the exact combination to get out or to hit one of your men. When bearing off the most of the time rolls more doubles than you and high-doubles (4s to 6s). Now I lose 15-8 or 15-10. This "randomness" adds difficulty...
Solid AI One of the better AIs I've found, with no 'cheating' that I can see. One problem, however. The AI does not avoid backgammon. Instead of moving pieces out of the other player's home quadrant they are content to be backgammoned instead of just gammoned. This is on the hardest difficulty. Please fix this! Otherwise it's great.
Cheats like crazy I have won ONE opening roll in all the games I have played. Also, it isn't just the exceedingly high number of doubles it gets, it's the timing. Just when doubles would win a game it has been losing to that point, there they are! That's not random. Please don' t tell me to use the live dice option; that's not why I bought a computer game.
2.11: Fixes possible auto-bearing off bug with double cube