Backgammon Classic

Backgammon Classic

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.2
  • Total Downloads:
    495,460
  • Date Added:
    May 27, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-use trial); $20.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    86
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Whatever the appeal of games with expensive special effects and complicated story lines, old-fashioned classics like backgammon remain powerful forces in the digital gaming world.

This download is a near-perfect implementation of that classic game, offering various levels of solo play as well as options to challenge live opponents on the same computer or over the Net. A detailed tutorial provides help for beginning players, and wide-ranging features include a clock, an option to turn on advanced rules, animation speed options, and three separate difficulty levels.

On the aesthetic front, the game includes elegant skins for the pieces and board, animations for the movements of the pieces, pleasant sounds, and an intuitive interface. All told, we think it would be hard to do better than this version of Backgammon, and dedicated players may want to purchase this even over cheaper or free options.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Great Interface but the game seems to cheat"

March 23, 2015  |  By Networkguy195240

 |  Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

Pros

Compare to other backgammon games it is fast and operates at a great efficiency with the mouse.

Cons

Too many statistical anomalies appear with the odds. I spent hundreds of hours at the craps tables in Vegas. At the hardest level when you press the game gets at least a

Summary

Game Cheats

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1 stars

"dice is crooked, loaded, tampered, BAD"

January 18, 2015  |  By greengoblin1908

 |  Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

Pros

dice is crooked, loaded, tampered, this is terrible, we see why others are complaining

Cons

People want to have fair and good time, no being cheated by a game that rolls all favorite dice to computer, nothing to us. Very upsetting.

Summary

dice is crooked, loaded, tampered, BAD

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1 stars

"Absolute Misery - Horrible Creation"

January 17, 2015  |  By vijaykrishna2248

 |  Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

Pros

We have played over 100 games, each of 64 points, so we feel we have a good understanding of the software. Others play 2-3 games and go write a review, we ... played much more.

Cons

Developers have missed the point. When player against computer are playing, computer rolls anything they damn please to. Total and complete disrespect for equal chances. They can have various levels of difficulty(actually, the free classic does not), but they do NOT have the right to roll whatever they want. The abuse it too, they roll sixes twice in a row, then fives, then threes, all in consecutive order. Its so obvious the dice is fixed. Players do not have equal chances, not even close.

Summary

Total development misery and disrespect, game will get you upset each and every time.

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1 stars

"you cannot fix the dice"

January 10, 2015  |  By SujathaPatel22

 |  Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

Pros

looks good

Cons

horrible to use, fixes the dice and frustrates everyone. Players should have equal chances, you cannot set levels and roll what you prefer, its not your job to decide that, your job it to play the game fairly with equal chances for all. Whats the purpose of playing a game you know it will get you in a bad mood?

Summary

Uninstalled.

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2 stars

"Very awkward to use"

November 29, 2013  |  By awizkid

 |  Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

Pros

None I saw.

Cons

Game always wins. No matter the selection, it opts out. Even when losing, it wins?

Summary

I uninstalled it.

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2 stars

"This is for backgammon classic pro from microsys."

October 01, 2013  |  By dmyers3326

 |  Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

Pros

Graphics and playability as good as most on the internet

Cons

Cheats, cheats, cheats. I still win 70% or more of the 5 point matches but there is no way the dice are generated by a true random number generator. Don't know at what point it goes in to cheat mode but it is very frustrating and very obvious when you play as much as I do. GNU is no better.

Summary

Not bad for $20 considering what else is available. It gets worse when playing real players as most are bad sports or idiots. Now can one ever know if the game uses a true rng for the dice.

Updated on Oct 1, 2013

How does on know if the RNG is for real. I've yet to see a backgammon game will play with strategy alone using pure RNG dice.

Updated on Oct 1, 2013

How does on know if the RNG is for real. I've yet to see a backgammon game will play with strategy alone using pure RNG dice.

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2 stars

"Once loaded I found I could only play 10 games!"

August 09, 2013  |  By IntSyOp

 |  Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

Pros

Looks good.

Cons

I didn't like the dice and move system - i found it irritating.

Summary

I'll keep looking for another programme.

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3 stars

"Trialware and simplistic"

June 24, 2013  |  By RecklessRon1

 |  Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

Pros

I cannot comment as I only used it once. It was straightforward and seemed easy but limited.

Cons

I thought it was free. It is a trial and then becomes inactive if you don't buy it. The rolling of the dice wasn't to my liking and you don't get as much choice as I'd like. For example if you roll a 3 and a 4 when you click a tile the computer decides which choice to make and you can then back out of it and try again. I prefer to click the tile and the square I want it to move to and I'm not a fan of backing out of my choices once they are made.

Summary

I installed it. Ran it. Played one game and found out I only had 10 uses before it expired so I uninstalled it. No point in getting into a game I won't be playing.

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5 stars

"Very nice game"

March 03, 2013  |  By AlexandruStanica

 |  Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

Pros

Nice 2D and 3D boards, many game options.

Cons

The game menu can be improved.

Summary

I suggest you to get the Pro version due
to its external dice generator.

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1 stars

"I uninstalled it."

January 17, 2013  |  By Vinny42

 |  Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

Pros

Nice layout.

Cons

It should be renamed 'Houdini' Backgammon.

Summary

I would not have purchase it had I read the reviews on CNET.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.2
Two more boards
General
Publisher Microsys
Publisher web site http://www.microsys.ro
Release Date May 27, 2009
Date Added May 27, 2009
Version 7.2
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.88MB
File Name bc72setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 495,460
Downloads Last Week 86
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-use trial
Price $20

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