Absolute Backgammon
Absolute Backgammon
8.9.8

2.0

Absolute Backgammon free download for Mac

Absolute Backgammon

8.9.8
02 October 2018

Backgammon board game.

Overview

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.

What's new in Absolute Backgammon

Version 8.9.8:
  • Changed the cusor location for picking up or moving pieces. Was off in the previous version
  • Works with Mojave
  • Check out all (32) of the additional board styles at http://bestbackgammon.com/absolute/html/otherboards.htm

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Justies
01 December 2007

Most helpful

Nice designed game. What about using the game field as window,it looks better without frames.
Like (6)
Version 5.3
johnbinford
04 November 2019
It's ok. but slow from perspective of forced moves, especially during bearing off. when game is impossible to win during bearing off, it should just finish the game and declare winner.
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Version 8.9.8
wackyracer666
04 October 2019
This game is as rigged and as genuine as a 3 dollar bill. The computer is waay too lucky with the dice. You win occasionaly but I would say, do not waste your time and money on this crap piece of software...
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Version 8.9.8
1 answer(s)
johnbinford
johnbinford
04 November 2019
I disagree. It's a tough game, and the computer plays well with not necessarily the strategies I've won lots of money with. Nevertheless, I don't think it's rigged. I've won too often, even. The computer doesn't seem to recognize a long or back game.
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Version 8.9.8
Maylbu
25 July 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.
Like (1)
Version 7.2.4
2 answer(s)
Franklynn
Franklynn
30 December 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.
Like (1)
Gammonsoft
Gammonsoft
29 July 2012
Davids's Backgammon now works with Lion and and Mountain Lion.
Like (1)
Macclaus
28 April 2011
Great game.... love it!
Like (1)
Version 7.2
Alan-Davis
26 March 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.
Like (3)
Version 7.1.4
2 answer(s)
Gammonsoft
Gammonsoft
10 June 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.
Like (3)
Ficheye
Ficheye
29 December 2011
He's been saying this for years. At least the developer is consistent!!
Like (1)
Lekica
23 March 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!
Like (2)
Version 7.1.3
Chain-Saw
05 August 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.
Like (2)
Version 6.7.6
1 answer(s)
johnbinford
johnbinford
04 November 2019
What I would like is the computer to recognize my forced moves (or lack thereof...) and accomplish them.
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Version 8.9.8
Ficheye
10 June 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.
Like (2)
Version 6.7.5
1 answer(s)
johnbinford
johnbinford
04 November 2019
Money makes it interesting as they say....
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Version 8.9.8
Chasbo1
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.
Like (4)
Version 6.7.4
Nbranney
22 May 2010
This is a very clean, straightforward game that works very reliably.
Like (3)
Version 6.7.4