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True Backgammon HD

True Backgammon HD
  • #: 2004
  • Price: $3.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2015-11-18
  • Current Version: 4.20
  • 4.20
  • Size: 6.30 MB
  • Language: English, German
  • Seller: CompuLab
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
  • © 2010-2011, CompuLab
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One of the most successful Backgammon games on the iPad/iPhone, one of the most powerful computer opponents worldwide, now has gotten even better.


* Play against computer or humans. Choose from three difficulty levels. Play on a cool modern wood or metal board or choose from beautiful and richly ornamented optional boards. Play from left or right or play using black or white checkers. Play against friends in the same room or play against people anywhere on the internet. Your choice, your game.

* One of the best backgammon AI in the world (BGBlitz) is available as an in-app purchase as your opponent or tutor. Find out how good you already are and let BGBlitz teach you how to get better. Because, who doesn't love to win?

* Connect with friends by playing with them in 2-player mode on the same device or anywhere in the world over the network. An occasional game is a great way to stay in touch with friends or to meet new people.

* Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (iOS 5.1.1 or later required). Fully supports iOS 9.

* You could be playing backgammon like never before in under a minute. What are you waiting for?



No matter if it is in the middle of the night or your coffee break, your computer is always ready for a match. Choose from three difficulty levels, according to your skill. For those who only want to play against the best, there is an world class artificial intelligence opponent available as an in-app purchase (more below). Casual play or competitive match? True Backgammon has an opponent for you that is fun to play with or that is a teeth grinding challenge.


Imagine you are together with friends and you want to pass some time with a match? Or you sit on a train, playing against the computer and one of your commuters turns out to be a backgammon player too? You don't need to carry a real board with you all the time. Instead True Backgammon is your board. Play against friends and acquaintances, any time and anywhere.


You prefer to play against humans rather than an AI, but there is no prospective opponent in sight? Become part of the daily growing community of people who play True Backgammon online on an iPad, iPhone, iPod, iMac or MacBook. There's always someone willing to play a match. And you don't just play with them, you can also talk to them via built-in voice chat.


We didn't just strive to make a good AI and fluid gameplay, we also made it our mission to make it look good. No, not just good... we wanted to make them look drop dead gorgeous good. We found a skilled designer and then tortured him with feedback until we were satisfied. The result are two boards (metal and wood) which look awesome, while providing little visual distraction to let you focus on your strategy. And for those who love a little distraction, we let the designer run wild with a selection of (optional) fancy boards, rich with decor and beautiful details. Which one is your favorite?


From time to time there is an olympic tournament for backgammon programs. We managed to convince the maker of the three times winner BGBlitz to make his AI available to the users of True Backgammon. This AI is a world class opponent for those who only want to match up against the best. And it is a patient mentor. BGBlitz offers a tutor mode, that will point out moves that are less than optimal, and it will show better ones.


Long story short, we put a lot of effort into this app, not just into the game play, but on every level. If you choose it, we are sure you will not be disappointed.

What's New in Version 4.20

True Backgammon now supports iOS 9 and both the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and also the new iPad Pro.

What's New in 4.20:

* Guided help tour on first start
* Context sensitive help by pressing buttons a bit longer
* Specific sound effects for every board design
* Update of the BGBlitz engine to the up-to-date version
* Full 64-bit support
* Minor bug fixes

If you like this app and want to support further development, please rate it 5 star, or even better, write a nice review. I appreciate your support. Please also remember that all reviews and ratings are version dependent, so do not hesitate to resubmit your existing rating or review. Thank you!

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Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


5/5 stars

Version 2.1 prior review of 1.06 retained.

I played quite a bit with this new version before writing this review. My previously reported bugs were fixed with this release. I think the dice play seems more realistic than prior version 1.06. I felt the game was fairly balanced as far as luck was happening. I have read the one star reviews, and I don't believe they are a fair assessment of the game. It is a very nice app. It has never crashed. Most importantly, I keep playing it...a lot. How can that be worth only one star!

Version 1.-6 review from July 16, 2010: 5 Stars
This game feels right! It is a world of difference. The dice feel normal for the first time. I have had so many emails with this guy who is developing this app that you would think we were dating. WE ARE NOT.. :)) Never met him. I have been rude at times, I have been unforgiving at times, but I have tried to be supportive most of the time. I stayed with his game because I liked the interface. But I also liked what appeared to me that he had great integrity. Reading reviews from the other games, I have come to one conclusion. This obviously is a very tough game to develop. I am sure the mechanics is easy coding. But to get it to feel right takes a whole different technique and probably would be considered an art. I am quite happy with this update. It is by far, the most played game on my iPad. Of course, knowing me, now that it is working so great, I will probably loose interest and go find something else to complain about! j/k

4/5 stars


Excellent app. Very real. Totally addicted to this game. Play it 20-30 times a day! Even dice seem mostly random (except not on opening throw which overwhelmingly goes to computer Opponent).

Sad to say you lost a star from me this time. Latest round of updates very disappointing and annoying. Wish I could downgrade. Extra work for player now. Have to choose human or computer every match - grrr. Plus the 'undo moves' function is no longer smooth but now clunky and loud. Faster maybe but not elegant. And why can't Player see the point total during the opponent's turn? This function is only active during Player turn. Which means when Opponent doubles, Player can't check the point count before agreeing or resigning. Please stop fiddling with it. The app was nearly perfect. Just keep working on the dice. Then go and develop some other wonderful app.

0/5 stars

Not Fun At All

2.01 is the worst yet. Developer is obviously not listening to its customers. The reviews tell all and you can see by the overwhelmingly disappointed people here. Graphics and game play are top notch of all BG games in app store but dice are still loaded and even worse in this newest update. Open throw 90% to computer. Doubles are ridiculous in favor of AI. Another annoying "new" feature in this version is every time I start a new game now I have to choose my game whether it be a human or computer, there is no way to save your settings as I always play computer it asks me every new game, dumb. It's too bad, this could be an amazing game but developer just doesn't care to listen to these reviews.


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