AI Factory Limited
Backgammon Free review
Enjoy beautifully made your favourite classic board game. It’s just what you need from this kind of game on your phone - slick design, comfy to play and all support and rules you need to understand this game if you never played before.
I think this app helped me to finally understand how this game works. So you have 24 black and white triangles on the board. You have 30 black and white pieces total, the players have 15 of each color. Black ones move anti-clockwise, white ones - clockwise. You have to go in that way to the inner table. Once they’re there you can “bear them off”. The player who bears off all of his pieces wins. The number of pieces to move is decided by rolling the dice. Of course, there are more to this game, and it’s easy to understand all of it with this app’s Rules of the Game and How to Play sections.
You can play only against AI which here is called CPU. Which made at first me and other people think that it’s impossible to win in this game, but the creators say that the CPU doesn’t know what dice number will be thrown and the dice themselves work at random. I believe it and people who don’t believe it just can’t take the loss and can’t really play backgammon well. When I played, I could win as well, and I like playing with CPU because it works very fast, unlike the real human player. But I think it’d be cool to play with real players online. Maybe game designers should think of adding this to the game.
The game looks very beautiful. Medieval times themes with noble wood, wax seals and bone-like pieces. You can customize your board and pieces colors. You can also choose what bars to show at the screen (e.g., Show Legal Moves, Fast Game Animations, Auto Roll Dice, etc.) - everything for your comfortable gaming experience. It means that you can choose the animation and actions to your liking. There’s an easy menu at the top right where you can see your stats, resign the round, check the rules, share your game, save and quit and other actions. At the top left, there is often ads for other AI Factory’s games.
There’s no music in the game and the sounds I think are the same in every game by AI - sounds of pieces’ moves. It sounds like something plastic hitting the wood. I think the game would be better if it had some soothing music. Because board games for the phone are the perfect way to relax, so nice music in them makes sense.