Great game but the dice are loaded! This is an excellent game however I've also played thousands of games both in person and against computers (Jellyfish) but this app constantly and consistantly rolls the perfect throw when the odds are against me. Conversly, I've just played a game where I threw a double 4, 5 times in a row.. That's not normal or random. I've read all the other reviews about the dice and it definately makes me think somethings up regardless of what the developers say. Overall a good app though.
Can't find better I've played this game app for over three years. Over the hundreds of games CPU and I have played, the stats indicate a real world balance of first rolls, doubles, and hits. I've tried other apps, only to be awarded consistent gammons/backgammons If you play the top level you can expect a lot of opponent doubles, perfectly needed rolls, and unbelievable good luck bearing off. The reason is to make you a better player when the odds are against you. Overall I stay ahead by a slim margin, but I work for it.
Strategies to win - Love it! You'll find that the doubling cube can control your winning strategy. As soon as you double the computer works harder. Play with the difficulty levels and number of games to the match to find what suits you for each session. Warm up at easy level and work up! No super intrusive advertising interrupting your game. Yahoo! Dice doubles sometimes are better for opponent but next game reverses. Enjoy! Excellent game!
Despite the numerous claims by the developers that the rolls are truly random I find it hard to believe. Timing of doubles for AI and low rolls for me seem non-random to make it harder. AI always seems to get a double roll after I accept the doubling cube. Often rolls exactly what it needs to capture my pieces and keep itself covered. Now with full screen ads with sound or that take me to play store to d/L apps.
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.
Unluckiest Person in World You claim rolls are random then I must be the unluckiest person in the world. When there was only one open point where the opponent could get out he did 23 times in a roll. When removing 5 men to his none they roll doubles 8 times catches up and win three times. Random?
- Ad stability improvements
- Fixes rare issue where rounds won recorded in the stats can become out of sync