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:
    492,410
  • Date Added:
    May 27, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-use trial); $20.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    134
  • 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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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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2 stars

"Loaded dice"

January 01, 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 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 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 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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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, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.88MB
File Name bc72setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 492,410
Downloads Last Week 134
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-use trial
Price $20

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