Absolute Farkle
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Addictive dice game.   Demo ($20.00)
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Absolute Farkle is a very addictive dice game that can be played with the whole family. In this version you play against a computer opponent just waiting to give you a run for your money. Or you can play with someone else on the same computer.

You can play games using just your voice!

After you learn how to play, you can teach the whole family. All you need is a set of 6 dice.

Works with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard without Rosetta.
What's New
Version 4.3:
  • Put in new sound routines because old sound routines caused the game program to crash when the computer was woken from sleep in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Pressing the Enter key is the same as pressing the End Turn button
  • Several minor interface enhancements and fixes
  • Fixed any known problems
  • Be sure to check out the other board styles. Use the Help menu in the game to find them.
Version 4.3:
  • Put in new sound routines because old sound routines caused the game program to crash when the computer was woken from sleep in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Pressing the Enter key is the same as pressing the End Turn button
  • Several minor interface enhancements and fixes
  • Fixed any known problems
  • Be sure to check out the other board styles. Use the more...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Absolute Farkle User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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Giamoula reviewed on 29 Dec 2009
I think there might be something wrong with the dice-throwing algorithms of this game. The dice seem heavily weighted in the computer's favor. I played over 50 times in demo mode and only won four times. The computer frequently reaches the scoring threshold well before the human player, building up an insurmountable lead. When the human reaches the threshold first, the computer frequently reaches on the very next turn. The game keeps stats, so one can see that the computer consistently Farkles on six dice fewer times that the human. The computer seems to get high-scoring combinations on the first roll with ease and regularity while the human would take several rolls to get the minimum.

I think twenty dollars is too much to pay for the stilted graphics and sound, and clunky interface. It doesn't seem to take advantage of Mac OS APIs. It has a first-year Java student look and feel. Despite that, it could be enjoyable if it didn't seem to cheat.
[Version 4.0.8]

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Gammonsoft (developer) replied on 11 Jan 2010
Glad to here that you would enjoy the game if it didn't cheat. Since it doesn't, have some fun.
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Hagi commented on 01 Dec 2009
A dice game for $20 and only 5-star-ratings? I suspect it*s pushed by friends of the author. It even needs Rosetta to be installed!!!!
[Version 4.0.7]

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Gammonsoft (developer) replied on 01 Dec 2009
You must not have tried the game. It does not require Rosetta. Please give it a try then do an honest review.
burypromote
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Gammonsoft (developer) replied on 04 Dec 2009
All of these reviews are by honest people who have actually played the game. Probably most of them have purchased the game. I don't know why you would want to accuse them of being dishonest.What do you get out of that? Are you a competitor?
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Charnk replied on 29 Dec 2009
They have a free version on the developers site if youd like to find out how addictive it is. I played for nearly 20 seconds, including load time.
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Werty commented on 30 Oct 2009
Can't even start a game that it crashes. I tried many times, but it keeps not working (Snow Leopard 10.6.1)
[Version 3.6.7]

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Gammonsoft (developer) replied on 03 Nov 2009
There was a problem with v3.6.7 and Snow Leopard. Thanks for reporting it. 3.6.8 does work with Snow Leopard with Rosetta installed. I will get the universal version fixed to work with Snow Leopard in the next few days. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Since84 reviewed on 14 Jul 2009
I just bought this game in the dice version. It is simpler to learn how to play it in this electronic version. Works like the "real deal", scoring is easier and the game is just as much fun. On the plus side is you always have someone to play with with this electronic version. Good job!
[Version 3.6]


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azblou reviewed on 02 Mar 2008
If you have played Farkle you will like this game--it's a great version. Development is excellent, allowing you to adapt the game to your rules, and the author is available if you have questions about the game. Great directions. We love it and think the price is appropriate.
[Version 3.2]


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kbischof reviewed on 01 Jan 2008
Game is a blast, didn't take me long watching how the computer played to catch on really quickly. Purchase went super smooth and super fast. Look forward to future updates for this game.
[Version 3.1.4]


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RigelPrime reviewed on 26 Jun 2007
That last guy is nuts. This game really deserves five stars. It is fun and addictive, and the computer plays a very good game. Of course, who wouldn't like the price to be a little lower? Prices are set according to what people are willing to pay. You can't fault him for that. Again, it's an excellent game, and so is Absolute Backgammon. After over 2 years of playing it, the computer still beats me more than I beat it.
[Version 3.0]

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byzcath replied on 09 Jul 2009
A good, fun game, but I am not willing to pay $20. Thanks anyway...
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wowee commented on 14 May 2007
I've tried farkle on my pc and when it packed it in, searched for farkle for mac- This is what i got! Its not as polished as the other version, but still is farkle and still is addictive! you still promise yourself 'just one more game' and find yourself hours later still farkle-ing away! the edge over the competitors is that the dice arent picked out for you, so it doesnt feel like youre cheating! I Love farkle and so will you! (this version does need some work to get it up to standard as pc versions tho! despite this its still farkle and its still as addictive as any other version around)
[Version 2.5]


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Date:20 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Absolute Farkle is a very addictive dice game that can be played with the whole family. In this version you play against a computer opponent just waiting to give you a run for your money. Or you can play with someone else on the same computer.

You can play games using just your voice!

After you learn how to play, you can teach the whole family. All you need is a set of 6 dice.

Works with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard without Rosetta.


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