Ok, but not a great AI The game works well and is easy to use. However the AI is not a high level. There appears not to be an opening book because it makes some awful first moves, e.g 13 - 8 on a 4,1... Even on the highest level. Also accepts doubles too easily, even when I had 4 left against 3, meaning I had 31 chances in 36 to win, it accepted instead of declining. Would love to debug the algorithm.
Not a bad company after all New version is no better than older version. No observable improvements are apparent. PRNG still produces bias. And, company denies claims. Bias is unavoidable. Company still makes denials. Their own statistics counter records the bias for thousands of games at level 5. Block testing hides biases. Sequential tests are required to prove randomness. My bet is that AI did not develop this engine as its strategy is no different than any other game on the market.
Plays like it read "Backgammon For Blood" Learning that the random number generator is based on my device's clock's milliseconds at the time of the roll really reassured me that it is as impartial as possible. I certainly found it to be so. ^θ^ At difficulty 4 and 5 it was like playing against someone who read the book on aggressive betting and playing the odds... like myself. I think I've found a keeper!
Basic Amature Player.... Nice interface. Knows the rules. Dice are fair. (It gets lucky at times just like humans do) No knowledge of strategy or positioning. Plays average beginner game at highest level (rating about 1200, when 1500 is average). Conservative game play, so does not often get gammoned. Accepts bad doubles. Has weak end game. (Don't let it auto bear off if it might matter in the game). Most average players should be able to win over half of the matches at the highest level. Has quirks about when games count.
Decent game, easy play This is a good game, easy to play, with multiple difficulty levels for those learning to play, and retains progress across multiple play sessions. Those who accuse the game of 'cheating' are way off base. I've personally played well over 1000 seven-game matches on several different devices and have won over 80% of the time (record on my current tablet is 221-17), won 60% of opening rolls, have hit more opponent pieces and almost the same number of doubles (check the stats, folks).
Great fun with predigest Good waste of time but never played a game where opponent got so many doubles in a row. The opponent is a computer so the computer controlled all the dice rolls and the numbers that comes up on the dice. I fell the game is rigged so the computer will win most of the time like they do in Las Vegas on all the slot machines. So the game isn't really on a level playing ground like it would be if you were playing an actual person.
- Ad stability improvements
- Fixes rare issue where rounds won recorded in the stats can become out of sync