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GamesGrid Backgammon for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,180
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 13, 2002
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Mac

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5 stars

"Better than the Windows version."

May 16, 2005  |  By Mr Tea

 |  Version: GamesGrid Backgammon 1.1.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.


After my previous comments here, it may seem perverse that I'm now expressing a preference for the Mac version, even though it lacks the extensive display options available to Windows users.

Here's the thing... I recently added a Windows PC to my collection of Macs, and the first thing I installed on it was GamesGrid BG (I have my priorities right). I spent a happy 20 minutes designing my board, followed by a less happy half-hour searching for the option setting that would allow me to play clockwise. There wasn't one. D*mn. I hate playing anti-clockwise. Still, at least the board was looking good. Well... actually it wasn't. The graphics were jagged and cheap looking, especially in the perspective view that I was so enthusiastic about.

I came to realise that all the fancy trimmings were just distractions, and that for actually playing BG, the simplicity and sophistication of the Mac version, with its generous playing area and smooth, unobtrusive graphics, was far superior. And of course, I can play clockwise. Perfect.

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5 stars

"Best Online Backgammon by far"

August 01, 2004  |  By BhamChuck

 |  Version: GamesGrid Backgammon 1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
If you are a serious BG player, or want to become one, this is the way to go. Kudos to Paul Ferguson for an excellent program.

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1 stars

"You need money and it's complecated..."

January 11, 2004  |  By Fuel

 |  Version: GamesGrid Backgammon 1.0.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
They don't tell you that 1) you need to sign up for a membership and 2) you need money to play. Use a bogus email account because YOU KNOW it will be used for Spam... this sux.

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3 stars

"Functional but limited"

November 16, 2003  |  By Mr Tea

 |  Version: GamesGrid Backgammon 1.0.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.

This is a very basic package that provides no more than the bare minimum of features required to get online and interact with the GamesGrid server. The dull board graphics can't be customised and games are not automatically saved to disk. You can play in a limited way on GamesGrid with this 'free' package, but if you want any serious matchplay options you need to fork up a hefty subscription. If subscribing allowed the user to unlock a more sophisticated and extensive feature set within the GamesGrid client software, it might be worth a star or two more, but not as it is.

JavaFIBS may be a bit wilful at times, but at least with that I can make the board look the way I want.

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5 stars

"Top Notch and Worth Getting Membership"

July 23, 2003  |  By mrwine2u

 |  Version: GamesGrid Backgammon 1.0.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Macfibbs is nice, but this is so much more L33T!!! The Players are the cream of the crop, secure money play, very fast, hasn't crashed, asnd is so addicting, I can't even approach the concept of sleep. The Hypergammon and nackgammon options along with the bots who play for small bets are amazing.....This gets a Five Star WOW. Killer!!! Also works great on a slow connection. THANK YOU FOR COMTINUED SUPPORT OF MAC OD X

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General
Publisher CyberArts
Publisher web site http://www.gamesgrid.com
Release Date November 13, 2002
Date Added November 13, 2002
Version 1.0.1
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Board Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.1/10.2/10.3
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or higher
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    Total Downloads 1,180
    Downloads Last Week 2
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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