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Backgammon Classic

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.3 stars

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current version:

    2.4 stars

    out of 34 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 11
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  • 2.0 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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  • 2.0 stars

    "This is for backgammon classic pro from microsys."

    October 1, 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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  • 2.0 stars

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

    August 9, 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very nice game"

    March 3, 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 2.0 stars

    "Loaded dice"

    January 1, 2013  |   By nolaberkana

    Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

    Pros

    There are no major bugs and the board looks nice.

    Cons

    This game is clearly stacked against the user. The computer rolls doubles WAY more often than you ever will. Also, if you have a blot that can be hit, the computer will almost certainly roll the number it needs to hit it. I've played this game several times over the past week and have been frustrated by the obviously intentional level of difficulty. I don't mind a challenging Backgammon game, but I want a fair one.

    Summary

    Don't download this unless you don't mind losing to a cheat.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Its another con"

    September 27, 2012  |   By cloister

    Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

    Pros

    none whatsoever

    Cons

    As with all the backgammon games I've tried to download from this site, its a stupid installer and thinks you want its website as your homepage.

    Summary

    If you simply want to wile away a few minutes/hours simply playing a game of backgammon with your pc, I'd try Google.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "The game isn't bad."

    February 21, 2012  |   By clockfixer51

    Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

    Pros

    Voice is very good and clear.
    The animation is nice.
    You have control of rolling for both players.

    Cons

    The buttons are a bit cryptic with words describing them appearing away from the button at the bottom of the screen.
    It would be nice if the menu and/or instructions would come up when it starts up, at least the first couple of times to help us moderately knowledgable computer people.

    Summary

    Over all I liked the game but not enough to purchase it for $20. The game that come with Hoyles 2005 Board Games is almost as good with the exception of the cube.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great Program"

    December 30, 2011  |   By cdonjdale

    Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

    Pros

    Really slick

    Cons

    Doesn't Last Forever

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