Absolute Backgammon
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Backgammon board game.   Demo ($25.00)
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Absolute Backgammon is a backgammon game that has superb graphics (more than 32 board styles to pick from), sound effects, speech, and many options and features including 5 skill levels for a fun game of backgammon. Easy to use, even for a beginner. Has a Tutor mode to help you improve your skills. You can also play using just your voice.

It supports game play in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Dutch. Many gameboard designs are available here.

You don't have to concerned about the game being fair. The dice rolls are random and do not favor
What's New
Version 8.1.3:
  • fixed a situation where getting information could crash the game program
  • displaying the pipcount in the smaller Wood Board affected the cube appearance. Fixed.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



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Absolute Backgammo... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 8.x:
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Maylbu reviewed on 25 Jul 2011
I've been playing with David's Backgammon over ten years.
now. Great experience, no complaints.
Absolute BG (same developer) is even better and support 64 bit structure which DB is not.
Customer service is great, although you don't need much. David the owner/developer is quick to answer and always on top of everything.
[Version 7.2.4]

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Franklynn replied on 30 Dec 2011
Ditto on Maylbu's comments on Absolute BG. I downloaded ver 7.5.2 and it screams on my Macbook Air. It's a great fun product and my skill ego gets pumped up at the "Club Champ" level.
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Gammonsoft (developer) replied on 29 Jul 2012
Davids's Backgammon now works with Lion and and Mountain Lion.
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Macclaus reviewed on 28 Apr 2011
Great game.... love it!
[Version 7.2]


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Alan-Davis reviewed on 25 Mar 2011
I just don't understand all the rave reviews. I find the play absurdly uneven. The computer rolls about 5 times as many doubles; never, I mean never, misses a blot; always covers its blots on next roll; and just gets the perfect roll 95% of the time. Yawn.
[Version 7.1.4]

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Gammonsoft (developer) replied on 10 Jun 2011
The dice rolls are random. The game keeps track of doubles for each player so you can know his comments are not true. Also, there is a feature to have a set of dice rolls, for a game, to be created at the start of the game so you can know that the dice are not being created to fit the situation as he insists. You can view them to see that the game is using them. Still think the dice are better for the computer player then you can select to use its dice.Alan must not have found these features and statistics.
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Ficheye replied on 28 Dec 2011
He's been saying this for years. At least the developer is consistent!!
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Lekica reviewed on 23 Mar 2011
I love Absolute Backgammon, it is very straight forward, has different options for you to get suggested moves. I like the way the dice is rolled, different board styles. It is a great value for money!
[Version 7.1.3]


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Chain Saw reviewed on 05 Aug 2010
Absolutely absorbing! Most enjoyable game, with excellent graphics, several boards each with matching men and dice, several languages, and several skill levels. What more could you ask for? Absolute Backgamon is very keenly priced and the reply service is one to which others aspire. Well done.
[Version 6.7.6]


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Ficheye commented on 09 Jun 2010
I have never been happier since I started playing backgammon with real people again. That's the way to go. In fact, it's really the main attraction, the banter and human interaction, the click of the dice (real dice). Not a bad game if you can take the flames.
[Version 6.7.5]


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Chasbo1 reviewed on 22 May 2010
I have used this since 2008, just now updated. No frills to speak of, but it remains a good, clean, straightforward backgammon app and the customer service is absolutely excellent.

It's good enough to beat me (a very average player) about half the time. If I had one request it would be for an additional, higher skill level.
[Version 6.7.4]


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Nbranney reviewed on 22 May 2010
This is a very clean, straightforward game that works very reliably.
[Version 6.7.4]


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Billsinatl reviewed on 06 Apr 2010
Absolute Backgammon has been a challenging and fun diversion for years. David keeps updating it, making it even more challenging and enjoyable. It also should be noted that David's customer support is second to none, responding almost immediately for questions and help. This awesome game is a must!!!
[Version 6.7.3]


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Ubris commented on 28 Feb 2010
Absolutely, the best ever backgammon for Mac. Excellent for training. You'll enjoy it..
[Version 6.7]


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Gainestown rated on 02 Aug 2012

[Version 7.6.5]



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bygeorge rated on 27 Dec 2011

[Version 7.5.2]


Downloads:44,092
Version Downloads:76
Type:Games : Card and Board
License:Demo
Date:15 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $25.00
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Absolute Backgammon is a backgammon game that has superb graphics (more than 32 board styles to pick from), sound effects, speech, and many options and features including 5 skill levels for a fun game of backgammon. Easy to use, even for a beginner. Has a Tutor mode to help you improve your skills. You can also play using just your voice.

It supports game play in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Dutch. Many gameboard designs are available here.

You don't have to concerned about the game being fair. The dice rolls are random and do not favor either player in any situation except by luck.

All of the dice rolls, to the used in the game, can be selected to be saved to a file at the start of a new game. These can be viewed to see that the game is actually using them.

You can also select to use the computer's dice rolls if you feel it is luckier than you.

Also, the stats, kept by the game, will show that the rolling of doubles is statistically correct for both players.


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