Backgammon Free This is probably the best free backgammon game available. Good graphics and movement. However, all of the denying in the world will not convince anyone that the game is not rigged. I have played this game in the real world for over 60 years and nowhere in reality do the dice combos ever occur that the AI achieves. I like the game but, please be honest about it. You guys sound like the current presidential candidates. None of them believable.
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.
Pros and cons Nice interface, very playable, and has several levels. But there are WAY too many times on level 5 where the cpu makes choices that only make sense if it knows what dice rolls are coming next. Lots of miracle doubles rolled by cpu for come-from-behind wins. And cpu goes first probably 80% of the time when playing higher level.
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.
Smoked Gammon It's a great game however you would have to be a pretty poor player to lose even on level 5! I don't believe the rolls are random however I am a conspiracy theorist and suspect the moon is a satellite of the Antarians! I also love smoked gammon and bacon too! And Kevin Bacon is a pretty good actor. I don't know whether he plays backgammon though!
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.
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