Backgammon Classic User Reviews

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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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  • 2.0 stars

    "I know how to play backgammon. The game always wins."

    December 10, 2011  |   By livinginfaith

    Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

    Pros

    Looks nice.

    Cons

    The game always wins. I think the program cheats.

    Summary

    I am disappointed.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Biased is right!"

    February 18, 2011  |   By jbc830

    Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

    Pros

    To quote a previous reviewers sentence: "It set up the board right."

    Cons

    I have played backgammon as well as other dice games and sometimes wonder if the computer is set up against the player - on purpose - i.e. it is focused on a win. Well, this one was so clear I only played it a few times to be convinced that it is!

    Summary

    Don't waste a second with this game.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "OK but don't like choices sometimes"

    February 15, 2011  |   By txbags

    Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

    Pros

    fast game, no dragging

    Cons

    sometimes it doesn't play stone i want

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Statistically impossible"

    February 9, 2011  |   By TBFord

    Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

    Pros

    Small download. Nice voice. Ease of play.

    Cons

    Biased dice (bad!)

    Summary

    Uncanny how this thing rolls doubles for itself. One thing a computer should be perfect at is a truly random dice roll. Too bad. Would otherwise have gladly paid for this.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not like real game"

    February 6, 2011  |   By ladyfish8

    Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

    Pros

    The interface was the clearest I have seen. I find those fake wood on the backgammon sites distratcting. There were several settings that were higher constrast too.

    Cons

    The game requires you to play your higher die roll first sometimes. So where there is a blot 3 points away, and you roll a 3, 4 - unless you can play the 4 somewhere else, you don't get to hit the blot.

    Summary

    I wouldn't buy it because it makes you play the higher die first and that wouldn't happen in real play. I don't quite understnd the reasoning behind that, as it is not a rule in any backgammon game I have ever played.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Disappointing"

    February 4, 2011  |   By wearmydress

    Version: Backgammon Classic 7.2

    Pros

    You get to try for free so you realise it is best not to buy the game.

    Cons

    As previously mentioned, unlikely dice roll in favour of the computer. I also found the side bar hard to use.

    Summary

    Try for free to see what you think, but definitely do not buy before you try. I was disappointed.

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