Originally Posted by gekkota
Agreed. I've been wanting to buy a Backgammon game (for iPhone or for my impending iPad) but I haven't found one yet in the app store that has decent reviews.
What's so hard about making a nice Backgammon game??
Originally Posted by marlenedegrood
Don't know why our Backgammon players have been so neglected but if you ever find a good Backgammon iPad ... iPhone app ... please PM me.
It is hugely frustrating for a backgammon app developer to read statements like this. There are a number of very good backgammon apps out there for the iPhone, one of which is ours, Backgammon NJ
, which plays on the level of GNU Backgammon at expert level. (If you haven't heard of it, GNU Backgammon is a free, open source, backgammon program for desktop computers that plays at world-class levels.)
Other good iPhone backgammon apps that we're not associated with are iGammon (developed by a respected member of the backgammon community) and Pocket Backgammon (an iPhone port of GNU Backgammon).
Any reviews for the 3 above apps that say they cheat are false or fake. In Backgammon NJ, we've included irrefutable proof that people can use to prove to themselves that the app is honest. We've found that people either ignore this proof or don't have the technical capacity to understand it completely. So they continue to post false reviews saying our app cheats.
Other backgammon apps (other than the 3 mentioned) have AIs that are a lot weaker and thus play a lot worse. It's very hard to believe that people still think these weaker AIs cheat, but it still happens and can be seen in the reviews.
We can't speak for Posimotion's AI, since we haven't tried it, but we've tried all the other backgammon apps that have lite versions or are free.
You can't always believe the reviews you read on the app store, especially for backgammon apps. If you do, you'll end up missing out on very good apps.