Please stop adjusting game for people who do not want a challenge and only want to win with no effort or skill. The CPU makes stupid moves now. I have this version of bacgammon on another phone and I love both wining and loosing at challenge stage 5 on old phone, but the CPU is no challenge now on new phone. I win all the time even on stage 5. Or maybe you guys could develop a pro version and a beginners version. Please give me back old CPU.
At first AI was really a challenge to beat but now it is not fun at all, I beat it regularly; like 90% of the time at level 5. However it is very easy on the eyes, smooth play just wish AI was a little smarter. I am an accomplished player of 35 years so dont pay no mind to my gloating. Overall one of the better games I have played
Visually excellent, great gameplay. On rare occasions when trying to move pieces close to each other the app picks the wrong one, but it's rare. Also seems like when you up the difficulty the AI simply gets better rolls (ie four double in a row) or enters unrealistically easily when the inner table options are very limited. Still, the pros outweigh the cons. Great game.
I really cannot understand why the others think that the game at level 5 cheats. I have the opposite impression that the game gives me the dive i want at any time. I rated it with 3 stars because the game is very easy. I play at level 5 all the time and it cannot beat me. It mades stupid moves. I have 6 wins at 7-round matches and AI 0. And rounds won 22 vs 7. The game is too easy. I have screenshots for anyone who may not believe.
Under the premise that there's always room for improvement, this version of backgammon is better than most of the freebees that are out there - but it could be so much better. The game graphics are old fashioned - not optimized for good game play. So easy to hit something incorrectly and make an error move. I found that it's best to use a stylis for this game. What I like about the game is the aggressive "expert" mode. At first, it may appear that the game is "cheating" - but what is really going on is that the game uses a very nice algorithm to "guess" the best possible moves with a given roll. Some of the solutions are insanely predictive - which gives the impression that the game is getting the rolls it needs to win. Why I like this feature - it's instructive. Good training for live games. I'll be happy if in future versions the publisher optimizes game play.
The app is well done. The differences in CPU skill level are not very noticeable; level 5 doesn't provide a more challenging opponent than levels 2 or 3. Would give 5 stars if Acey-Ducey (or other backgammon varieties) were available. But that's not a complaint about the quality of this App. I have wasted entirely too much time playing Backgammon on my phone! Good stuff...
2.241: Ad stability improvements