True Backgammon HD

True Backgammon HD for PC and Mac

Written by CompuLab, Markus Gömmel


  • Category: Games
  • Release date: 2022-05-31
  • Licence: $2.99
  • Software version: 5.08
  • File size: 29.22 MB
  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and Mac OS 10, 11 10.9
  • How it works | What is True Backgammon HD?


Whatʹs Great

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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).

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Features and Description


Key Features

Latest Version: 5.08

  • Licence: $2.99


  • What does True Backgammon HD do? One of the most successful Backgammon games on the iPad/iPhone, one of the most powerful computer opponents worldwide. Now available on PC. ALL THE FACTS IN UNDER 30 SECONDS * 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. * Fully supports fullscreen mode and retina displays. * You could be playing backgammon like never before in under a minute. What are you waiting for? NOT YET CONVINCED? READ ON... ALWAYS READY WHEN YOU ARE - COMPUTER OPPONENT 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. PLAY WITH HUMANS NEAR YOU - GAME BOARD MODE 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. CONNECT WITH FRIENDS OR PLAY AGAINST RANDOM OPPONENTS ONLINE - GAME CENTER 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, Windows or Pc. 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. BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - GAME BOARDS 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? AAAND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BOARD, A MULTIPLE OLYMPIC CHAMPION AI - BEEE GEEEE BLITZ 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. WHAT ELSE CAN WE SAY? 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.

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    Software Installation Requirements


    PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

    Compactible OS list:
    1. Windows 11
    2. Windows 10
    3. Windows 8.1
    4. Windows 7
    5. Windows Vista

    Requirements for MacOS Installation

    Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

    Compactible OS list:
    1. OS X 10.10: Yosemite
    2. OS X 10.11: El Capitan
    3. macOS 10.12: Sierra
    4. macOS 10.13: High Sierra
    5. macOS 10.14: Mojave8
    6. macOS 10.15: Catalina
    7. macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)

    FAQs


    True Backgammon HD - Is it safe to download?

    Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

    Software Reviews and Critisims


    • By Bibliophile10021
      2

      Terrible algorithm ruins what could be a good game!

      The set up of this game is quick and easy but it is just about impossible to play a fair game when you play against the computer. You will find that the roll of the dice is anything but random. The consistency shown by the computerized player is mathmatically and statistically impossible. The laws of probability seem to preternatutally favor the "house" which will hit just about EVERY open man, ALWAYS and without exception. You will NEVER roll a high number when you need to get your pieces off the board while the computer will roll double after high double! In addition, the computerized player will always roll a number that will cover any of it's open pieces and block you 100% of the time. If you are a skilled player, you have no advantage whatsoever. You can win of course, but the fun of Backgammon is the element of randomness. This game removes ALL randomness. Whomever programmed the algorithm, should revisit the programming in the next release to enhance the fun and make the game equitable so skill is rewarded. Don't take my word for it however. Download this game, play it for awhile and form your own opinion!


    • By etherijj
      2

      Sorry I tried to consider this a fair game . . .

      Really frustrating . . . did not want to beleive other comments, but 1 out of every 4 or 5 games might be considered "on the level" - I found I was just resigning so many games before they ended because I could see where it was going. On the Windows app, where is the information dialogue? UPDATE: again I ask for the Windows version: where is the information dialogue that shows, "A list of all upcoming dice rolls can be displayed by pressing the small dice symbol in the right app menu to convince users who think that the computer rolls dice depending on the game situation. A button inside the dice dialog is available to create new dice at any time for people who think that the computer derive a benefit from the fact that he could know the upcoming dice. And there is an option to switch the app to manual dice roll, so that everyone can prove with one or two matches up to 15 points that the success rate against the computer will not increase.


    • By Mark3mc
      3

      "Advanced" is not very advanced

      The computer makes the right decision for every move based on every roll but it is terrible at using the doubling cube. Thanks for this reply: "Sounds like you are a really good player. I would highly recommend you the BGBlitz AI engine, which is one of the best Backgammon AI's in the world. It can be purchased in the inappstore of the app. Press the small shopping cart symbol inside the button in the left menu, where you can set the AI level to enter the store." --- I agree. I have this version on my iPad and it is the best BG game available in my opinion. I thought I was buying the same thing for my PC but I got this instead. I cannot find the BGBlitz version for Pc and I tried a few times. Anyway, great product... I just read all of the negative reviews about unfair dice, oh my. THE ROLLS ARE LEGITIMATE for sure. Mediocre players always blame the dice, even in real life games. BG is not a game of luck.


    • By Rachel the Poet
      1

      Not for Dabblers...

      I was impressed by the reviews and the privacy policy and ordered it so I could learn to play backgammon well. Armed with some basic videos and a good strategy book, I downloaded my purchase and prepared to start playing. But how? There were a couple of introductory screens directing me to click or there for different things but once they closed I was on my own. somehow found the dice and a few settings in menu, but could not get it to work. No help feature. No directions. Nothing. I clicked all around the screen but nothing popped up. Markus quickly responded to my emailed help request by telling me you can't learn to play on this game and that I should seek a refund from Microsoft, which I did. It's an attractive board and a lot of people seem to love this program and some talk about it's coaching ability, but it appears to be only for those who can quickly intuit an application and do not need to refer to instructions. Wish it worked for me....


    • By ridgewalker20
      3

      A very good effort, but...

      There are many things to like about this game. The coaching is quite good and can really benefit someone new to the game. Its also got an appealing layout and smooth play that keeps me coming back from time to time. However, True Backgammon suffers from the same problems as other backgammon games -- the AI isn't strong enough to manage game play, so the developer has too include "cheats" in order to ensure the user doesn't win every game. Some of "cheats" I have noticed are: 1. Computer goes first a disproportionate % of time 2. Computer gets a higher number of doubles, especially during the endgame 3. User doubles occur frequently when they are on the bar trying to enter and the point is covered 4. Uncovered pieces close in the outer board are almost invariable hit by the computer (the consistency is remarkable) There are some others, but these give you an idea. I think these kind of cheats are a necessary evil until someone comes up with a more robust AI engine (and this one is the best I have seen). Its just frustrating to have to adjust your game to the adaptations. Final verdict -- a great game for beginners, but probably going to leave more experienced players unsatisfied.


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