Big Bang Board Games
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Play Chess, Checkers, Reversi, Mancala, Backgammon and more.   Shareware
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    Freeverse Software
Big Bang Board Games... It's Sun vs. Moon in these innovative takes on great classic games. Play Checkers, Chess, Reversi, Mancala, Backgammon, 4-in-a-Row and Tic-Tac-Toe against the animated computer opponents, via email with friends, or online with new friends from around the globe!

The Big Bang Board games are the start of a whole new universe of casual gaming. Visually stunning and featuring incredibly tight integration with Apple technologies such as Bonjour.
What's New
Version 2.58:
  • New 3D Models of all game pieces and boards.
  • Play online with streaming video of your opponent
  • New Chess Artificial Intelligence
  • Fully Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) compatible
  • Now fully Universal, with native support of Intel Macs
  • Multiple stability and performance improvements
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Big Bang Board Gam... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Stoppers reviewed on 19 Jul 2012
Cant even register on GameSmith (game network for big bang chess) Link down = http://dev.freeverse.com:16080/gamesmith/accounts/gac-v1.php?goback=1

failure at first hurdle

Average stars for the functions I could not exercise
[Version 2.5.8]


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squigles commented on 08 Feb 2006
Can't understand why people are whining, with all the software I have ever used. If I stumble across a problem, I let the developer know.

That's not being a Beta tester, thats what you call being helpful.

I did encounter a minor problem whilst using BBC. I sent an email to Freeverse, within a few hours I had an email response from them.
[Version 2.2.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 May 2005
This game used to be free. Now it isn't. I don't mind folks who do alot of work getting money for their work, but you should also allow access to the older, free version. That way you can choose to pay for the extra bells and whistles or not. I choose not.
[Version 2.02]


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Chrysogonus reviewed on 22 Oct 2004
Please note that the previous version of Big Bang Chess still works; you're under no obligation to get the latest version.
That said, this new version provides a number of excellent features. It has the option of using the GNU Chess engine, making it nearly impossible to beat at the highest difficulty level. It features nicer music. As well, there is a new Hot Seat mode, allowing one to see both players.
As well, there are more games than just Chess included in the package; there's also Checkers, Reversi, Mancala, Backgammon, 4-in-a-Row, and Tic-Tac-Toe. At $24.95 US, it's an excellent deal.
[Version 2.02]

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Anonymous commented on 25 Oct 2004
"That said, this new version provides a number of excellent features. It has the option of using the GNU Chess engine, making it nearly impossible to beat at the highest difficulty level."

So lemme make sure I understand this correctly. I pay you $25 for the ability to not win? Ooh fun!

That may be worth $26.
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Oct 2004
I'm tired of being your "freeware beta tester". That goes for most companies as well. Stick with the earlier free verison.
[Version 2.02]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Oct 2004
I am SO tired of developers and companies distributing software like it's going to be free and then turning around to ask for money. We ALL end up being FREE beta testers because most of us will report issues believing that free software can only be better without the bugs. I feel taken and I am DONE reporting bugs for ANYONE!!!
[Version 2.02]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Oct 2004
Doesn't appear to be freeware anymore... don't replace the old version like I did.
[Version 2.02]

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Anonymous commented on 20 Oct 2004
Um, it was free at one point in time. That is the point here.
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Anonymous commented on 20 Oct 2004
I found this on another site, written by the developer, in case anyone is interested:
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Hi all,
Since Big Bang Chess 1.0 was released six months ago, we've been working very hard to improve it and think it's the best featured, most Mac OS X friendlly, easiest to network, master-level playing Chess game available.
In addition to the tons of new features, it is now part of a suite of games "Big Bang Board Games" (including Backgammon, Chess, Reversi, Mancala and 4-in-a-row) that will be available in retail outlets for $24.95. See http://www.freeverse.com/bbbg/ for more information. All those games are yours for the one price. My apologies that [the other site] doesn't track that above, I'll make sure to post it in the description in the future.
We are a company, and that it is no longer "free" is pretty irrelivant; there was no promise or obligration. We released an early version to gather feedback and because we thought it was cool and stable enough that people would enjoy it. That version won't expire, so if you have it, nothing has changed. You're under no obligation and never were.
Anyway, we are one of the very few Mac-first game companies, and Big Bang Chess is a Mac product-- not a port of some year old PC game. We're proud of it, proud it won two Apple Design Awards, and very happy to have worked hard expanding it to include a suite of games, and bringing it to you for under thirty bucks. Try it, buy it if you agree it's way cool. Please. :-)
Thanks,
Ian
President, Freeverse.
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Oct 2004
Really cool graphics and features, just very poor AI.
[Version 1.21]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Sep 2004
The AI is not smart enough.
Even the so called hardest level is much to easy. That is sad because it´s such a nice looking game
[Version 1.21]


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Kjbarth commented on 20 Aug 2004
I like the idea of it, but on my powerbook G4 (500MHz) with 512MB ram, it is just too slow... So slow that I cannot believe all the good comments -- I mean, there must be something wrong with my version??? (I am on version 1.21) When this game starts, the CPU goes to, and stays at, 100%... (according to activity monitor). I have killed all other programs, and it is still just too darn slow. The music doesn't even play without "skipping", as there just is not enough CPU left for it...

If I hear about a faster version, I will revisit this novel attempt at a new "universe of gaming"...
[Version 1.21]


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nihonpeter rated on 18 Apr 2011

[Version 2.5.8]


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Version Downloads:19,350
Type:Games : Card and Board
License:Shareware
Date:05 Feb 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Big Bang Board Games... It's Sun vs. Moon in these innovative takes on great classic games. Play Checkers, Chess, Reversi, Mancala, Backgammon, 4-in-a-Row and Tic-Tac-Toe against the animated computer opponents, via email with friends, or online with new friends from around the globe!

The Big Bang Board games are the start of a whole new universe of casual gaming. Visually stunning and featuring incredibly tight integration with Apple technologies such as Bonjour.


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