Backgammon Blitz

Backgammon Blitz

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    12,003
  • Date Added:
    March 26, 2007
  • File Size:
    23.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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2 stars

"Nothing random about the dice rolls"

March 02, 2011  |  By milogreen

 |  Version: Backgammon Blitz 2.2.1

Pros

Can be fun and challenging but the dice are not random...

Cons

If you played backgammon or dice before you can tell this thing is rolling random dice

Summary

Like I said it can be fun and challenging but dice rolls are random and bgblitz in not...

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2 stars

"I counted. Opponent gets many more doubles than I do."

September 01, 2010  |  By aj611

 |  Version: Backgammon Blitz 2.2.1

Pros

I love backgammon, so I'll play anyway. I enjoy the occasional popup of alternative moves.

Cons

I kept track, and the odds are in favor of the opponent, at least as far as doubles go. Just count how many come up in any game. In a series of three games, 15 doubles went to my opponent, and I got five. That was about the worst. Usually its 3 to 2.

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5 stars

"Strong AI, nice GUI"

April 21, 2010  |  By dafenil

 |  Version: Backgammon Blitz 2.2.1

Pros

Gives you all the information you need to improve your skill level.
Nice boards.
Good value for money - bought my license 5 years ago and still get free updates.

Cons

Nothing really

Summary

I learned a lot just by playing BGBlitz once in a while

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2 stars

"Better for Pros"

May 24, 2009  |  By JohnnyBrigantine

 |  Version: Backgammon Blitz 2.2.1

Pros

Very Strong AI, great graphics, feature laden

Cons

lacks basics for average players

Summary

Mr. Berger has obvioulsly directed this game to foks who play Bacgammon for a living. It is loaded with statistical features most players would never use or even recognize. Yet such basic features as ratings are missing. As a result there is no way to know if your play is improving. Also most players want a "hint" or "best move" button. This feature is included but you have to first access it through a menu, get a numerical list of best moves and then ask to have it shown to you graphically. When the pieces move they are obsured by the dialog box and move so fast you have no idea of the best move. 3D fibs handles both of these issues very easliy for the avergae player and it is free.
If you're a pro this program provides a great feature set at a resonalbe price (compaared to Snowie or Jellyfish). However the other 99 % of players shoudl avoid it.

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1 stars

"waste of time!"

January 09, 2008  |  By mushroomorange

 |  Version: Backgammon Blitz 2.2.1

Cons

The website tells us it doesn't cheat. Yes it does!! Its like playing against someone who has the perfect game every game. When it leaves itself open you will NOT get the dice you need....ever. Therefore it can play however it likes knowing its safe. Even if you try to play an unorthodox game it will throw the right dice for its benefit. If this consistently happened in a real match you would assume the dice were loaded therefore not a great teaching aid as it doesnt reflect the real game i.e. skill but a large amount of lucky dice!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.1
Version 2.2.1 much effort has been invested in making BGBlitz faster. Just do a few 3-ply evaluations to see how fast it went. Optimizing the engine, using the Java server-VM were possible and support of more than one CPU give a speedup up to 6-fold speed on the best conditions and you can expect nearly a doubled speed in the worst case. On a Core 2 Duo with 2.0 GHz BGBlitz evaluates more than 80,000 positions per second.
General
Publisher Frank Berger
Publisher web site http://www.bgblitz.com
Release Date March 26, 2007
Date Added March 26, 2007
Version 2.2.1
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 23.2MB
File Name install_vm.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,003
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled
Price $23

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