I have played literally 15k+ games over the past few years at level 5. I can tell you when the computer will roll itself doubles and with great accuracy what combination it will roll for itself when I have an open piece. Does it cheat at level 5? Absolutely. Stats show how many doubles are rolled for you or the computer, but it doesn't show WHEN those doubles are rolled. I don't have the space so I won't go into to it, but the computer most definitely gives itself the edge. Play very conservatively.
Best one I've come across so far Been playing this for several years now. You can only play the computer but it is the only one that can be set up like real tournament play. There are things that aren't right like computer doesn't hit when a real Player would & you will NEVER be able to hit when you hang back in computer's home and computer doesn't move out of your home to avoid backgammon but there are no "Cheats" like in other games I've tried. The only way to take this game to the next level would be to be able to play real people.
Funny but good Okay - it's Ai. It does things that don't make any sense, like leaving a piece in your home when it doesn't have to so you score a Backgammon. But it plays very well and you can have a lot of fun trying to manipulate it with doubling. Try and score 192 points in a game at level 5.... and as for fair? I think the designers have found a good balance between averages and probability so with doubles yes, the cpu tries to balance them out and you need to work with that. Remember, It's a game.
We're players from WAY back. & we appreciate your success with this app. Who knows this game better than the Britts! Just 2 items to mention here. #1-the hubby & I would like to play against each other via Bluetooth. #2-We don't play with doubling cube; we're not gamblers. However, betting with points is intriguing. Is that the purpose? If so, we need better instructions. 😚
Good game AI could be better, but still very well done. Regarding the AI, in spite of the disclaimer, it does "cheat", but not in the usual way. In my tests, in single player mode, the computer makes the first move about 75% of the time, doubles increase in likelihood in critical points (such as right after a player exposes singletons or after players start bearing off; in one series of tests, there were doubles on the last two turns 85% of the time over 20 games).
Backgammon AI Cheats! Nobody should get the PERFECT roll every time it's needed. You can use the back button and no matter what if the game needs a result, it will get it. It cheats, but what else can you do except use real dice. Leave a man open, it will get hit much more often than if the game leaves one open.
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