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Backgammon NJ Starter Edition

Backgammon NJ Starter Edition
  • #: 34523
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2010-03-15
  • Current Version: 1.4.1
  • 1.4.1
  • Size: 4.30 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Jimmy Hu
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.1 or later
  • © 2009 NJ
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Backgammon NJ Starter Edition is a full-featured backgammon game which uses an advanced, neural network-based, artificial intelligence. This Starter Edition is geared toward beginning to intermediate-level players. Players can match wits against a computer opponent or play against another person in 2-player mode on a single device. Using Tutor Mode and Hints, Backgammon NJ Starter Edition can show you how to improve your game.

This Starter Edition uses the same world-class AI as the full edition to provide the same Hints and Tutoring features.

Backgammon NJ Starter Edition is not for advanced users who have played other top desktop backgammon games such as GNU Backgammon or Snowie. If you are an advanced user, please see our other app, Backgammon NJ.


"Backgammon NJ is without question the best backgammon program for the iPhone. It plays at a very high level and is such a good program that I often use it myself to practice." -Phil Simborg, Professional Backgammon Teacher and Player, www.thebackgammonlearningcenter.com

"[I] know strong bg play when I see it. This app is the strongest iPhone bg app I've played with by far. It does not cheat period." -Richard Munitz, Giant of Backgammon, #21 world ranking in 2009

"Excellent graphics, very responsive and intuitive interface."

"I've tried other bg apps on this and other platforms, none are even close for ease of play, AI or just general use."


Download Backgammon NJ Lite for free to see the look and feel of the game and how Hints & Tutor mode can help you improve your game. The Lite version is fully-functional with no ads but includes Manual Rolls only, so you'll need to roll real dice and enter the rolls into the game.

Note: The skill levels in the Lite version are different from those in the Starter Edition because the Starter Edition is geared toward beginning to intermediate-level players.


• Neural network-based AI

• 2 game types: Standard Backgammon or Nackgammon

• 2 skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate

• Customizable board design & checker colors

• Mersenne Twister algorithm for random number generation

• Doubling cube

• Single games or match play to 1, 3, 5, 7, or 15 points

• Crawford rule for match play

• 1-player mode vs. computer

• 2-player mode on a single device

• User-friendly, tap-to-move interface

• Highlighted checker movement options

• Hint & Undo

• Learn as you play with Status Meter & Tutor Mode

• Game & dice statistics

• Sound effects

• Options to reverse board direction, resign, use one-tap moves, auto bearoff, auto finish, & much more



What's New in Version 1.4.1

- Added 2 new board designs
- Added dice statistics
- Added Auto Finish game option
- Added Confirm Doubles option
- Added GnuBG position and match ID
- Fixed a bug related to doubling in single games

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Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


5/5 stars


Fair dice. Lots of options. Statistics is admirable.

0/5 stars

Huge CHEAT! Save your sanity!!

Very frustrating game! Don't bother with this app. They go to great lengths to tell you the computer doesn't cheat. If that's the case then how does it routinely roll doubles not only consecutively but 3,4,5 and even 6 times in a row!! Forget it!

4/5 stars

Fun but frustrating

I was happy to find this game, and I have really enjoyed playing it. However, it is frustrating when the computer conveniently gets doubles, set after set, until it's winning the game It also seems to frequently be able to roll exactly what it needs while the opposite is occuring for you. Game has a LOT of nice options, and I really like it. Worth the $2 definitely.


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