Backgammon Classic

Backgammon Classic


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

Version:
7.2
File Size:
3.88MB
Date Added:
May 27, 2009
Price:
Free to try (10-use trial); $20.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
489,967
Downloads Last Week:
149
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 10 votes

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

    2.4

    out of 34 votes

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

    "Great graphics - otherwise flawed"

    April 14, 2009   |   By soulsrchr

    Version: Backgammon Classic 6.2

    Pros

    Excellent graphics. Seriously good.

    Cons

    Dice rolls are not randomized. Important buttons are on set-up screen. No true window mode.

    Summary

    If it wasn't for the lop-sided dice rolls it would be a great game. Computer never fails to get 4 or more doubles in a row, or roll needed to bump while the other man always gets roll to leave him vulnerable. It's like Friday the 13th on a backgammon board. Unrelenting massacres, every game. Backgammon is supposed to be enjoyable. This is more like taking a walk with Jason from Halloween and finding all your weapons are at home.

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  • 1 stars

    "Spyware infected"

    August 20, 2008   |   By kpbidwell

    Version: Backgammon Classic 6.2

    Pros

    never played it

    Cons

    Immediately upon installation, Sophos says this program is infected with "Packer" spyware.

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