Backgammon

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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 6+.

Backgammon is said to date back to ancient Mesopotamia, so it’s only natural that a
game with such longevity should now show up on your device. Granted, this playing
experience differs from ...
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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 6+.

Backgammon is said to date back to ancient Mesopotamia, so it’s only natural that a
game with such longevity should now show up on your device. Granted, this playing
experience differs from the days of playing on dusty roadways, smoking hookah, but
then again, we aren’t going to limit where you can take your device. The object of the
game is to simply move all of your checkers into your home board and then to bear
them off. The first to do this, wins. Of course awesome graphics and sound effects
that the ancient Mesopotamians could have never even imagined, make for a great
version of this classic.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043858252
  • Publisher: Agile Fusion
  • Publication date: 8/26/2011
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 5.0
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 8 MB
  • Sales rank: 23,025
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: http://www.agilefusionstudios.com
    • Phone: 8557717141
    • Email: bn_apps@agilefusion.com

Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Fun until you want to throw your nook against the wall.

    This started out as a fan app. Not bad for a dollar, the graphics and sounds are nice. I recently started playing this game so I was excited to find it on the color. As someone else previously stated, the fun ends when the computer cheats. Anywhere from rolling four sets of doubles to catch up if you are winning, to moving a different piece than the one you selected. The undo button freezes and you cannot change it when it does this. This occurs every other time while playing it on the easy setting.

    87 out of 93 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2011

    Backgammon - finally!

    It's a very enjoyable version of Backgammon. I like that it has a lot of options and controls - it will help you to make it easier or harder, depends on the skills. Very, very good app!

    32 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    Frustrating but entertaining

    I agree with KennyDee. In this version the house always wins. Would like it a lot better if it was programmed statistically that so that the odds were not always with the computer. Having said that it is a great tool to learn the game.

    31 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Backgammon game

    The odds are not in my favor. The game usually always wins and seems to roll doubles much more often then other backgammon games I have played

    25 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    Prepare for frustration

    This would be an enjoyable app if it did not cheat. It always seems to role what it needs, and you always end up on the bar with no way off. Good graffics and can be enjoyable, if you can figure a way around the computer.

    24 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Love it!

    Works well, no problems with downloading or speed. Just a problem with operator beating the device! :)

    23 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2011

    Super version of backgammon

    wood theme, dice sound, easy to learn, recommend

    23 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Don't bother

    I enjoy backgammon, but the dice rolled are always in favor of computer. Once in awhile you will win, but I should have listened to the reviews!

    18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    As a avid backgammon player this game is so BS

    Good graphics but very poor dice algoritms. I am not tring to toot my own horn but i am very goodat this game and the ai comes with these magical perfect dices every time on hard that it. It seems that the dice is not true random but weighted depending on difficulty. I have played close to 200 game on the nook with this app and cant beat it once but cam close to 1 or2 pips every time . Picture this full house empty only at 3 ai has 4 out dice rolles 3/3 come on really then next hand 7/4 to get out with one piece and take 2 of my pieces. 2 perfect dices i na rown that turn the entire game in ai favour Bbbbbbbbsssssssssssss.

    17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2011

    I love this game

    Recommend

    15 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2011

    Cool!

    Cooool!

    13 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Not fair!

    This is a pretty good game if you love disapointment. Get it for your children and prepair them for the real world unfair play. The game on easy rolls its self double after double while you get 3 or7 tops. I played one yesterday and the game rolled itself blocking me on the middle until it rolled its self all the way in i didnt even get too roll maybe 3times. I also hate that it never keeps any records or stats u get nothing but device wins play again?..

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    It cheats

    Either this thing cheats or it has the best lucky streak i've ever seen.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Ripoff

    Since i played backgammon i naively thought i wiuld have a chance against the computer but no, FAT chance. Even if you understand the various strategies of the game, you cannot execute them. Save your money.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    Frustrating

    The device always gets the perfect number to get you out- unfair and i hope they fix this problem ortherwise not worth it

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Fixed diced!

    The device seems to fix the dice to get exactly what it needs. If you play as two players, much more even rolls, then as one player. Very frustrating!!!!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Wish someone would of posted how this game cheats!

    It amazes me how the device always seems to roll the right number to get me in the middle...all the time!!!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    CHEATER

    This is the most one sided game ever! People who say that changing modes helps are wrong. The computer wins 9 times out of 10 and always always gets the roll it needs to send you back. I normally do not get this frustrated with games, but this is definitely a one sided game.HORRIBLE!!!!!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

    Another great board game for you reader

    If you like or want to learn how to play backgammon this app is for you.

    9 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Bad AI and a big bug!

    While still fun to play this app has a major bug - when you refuse a computer double you get the points not the computer!

    also the computer AI is rather poor even on expert level -

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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