zonBackgammon
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zonBackgammon is a simple Backgammon game. As all the applications developed by zonSoftware, the main focus is the ease of use. This is a test, not a full working game. Do not expect the AI to be good.
What's New
Version 1.0.1
  • Fixed a bug with the logic of the game.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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zonBackgammon User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+3
lpacheco commented on 27 Jun 2008
Don't loose your time on this game. It plays by unusual rules (you can't take pieces off the board unless you roll the exact number the piece is in) and it doesn't event detected that the game is finished. It's pretty rough on the graphics also, but since it is free I shouldn't argue.
[Version 1.0.1]


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bbop reviewed on 17 Jun 2008
I agree with ISCOTTS: Flash needs to chill....
1) The game is FREE. Buddy took the time to build something decent and now is sharing it with the rest of us.
2) Game runs nicely. Play interface is simple and obvious.
3) This game has a nice foundation to build upon and release improvements for the future. We are dealing with a single developer - not EA Games here.
4) Game works fine with single-button mouse.
5) It's just backgammon for pete's sake!
[Version 1.0.1]


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+1

tufty reviewed on 11 Jun 2008
Not a bad little Backgammon game once the kinks are ironed-out. Graphics are attractive and functional.

Flash needs to chill-out.
[Version 1.0.1]


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+74

FLASH1296 reviewed on 11 Jun 2008
Absolutely worthless.
Do not bother to download.

Far and away the superior Backgammon application on the Mac platform is :BG Blitz"
Try the demo.

It plays with some kind of weird starting board - that is NOT played in any country as far as I know.
It is intolerably slow.
It has NO preferences.
It uses no logic for its seemingly random moves.
It has no "doubling cube"
I found that just to move the pieces I had to right-click to do so.

I learned to play in 1969 and played in real-life tournaments from 1970 - 2006 "coast-to-coast" in the U.S.A. etc.
[Version 1.0.1]

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FLASH1296 replied on 11 Jun 2008
You really owe it to yourself to take a look at BG Blitz:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/7983/bgblitz-x
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zonsoftware (developer) replied on 11 Jun 2008
Dear Flash1296,
I feel really sorry for having released this version. First (in 1.0) there was a mistake in the logic and I solved it in 1.0.1 but I forgot 2 things:
-Place the pieces in the correct position again (the actual position was to force the logic error).
-Reactivate the computer logic. I turned it down and actually it only evaluates 1 move, the worst solution.

I have already solved it and will post it later today.

Sorry again
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Downloads:3,401
Version Downloads:3,129
Type:Games : Card and Board
License:Free
Date:11 Jun 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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zonBackgammon is a simple Backgammon game. As all the applications developed by zonSoftware, the main focus is the ease of use. This is a test, not a full working game. Do not expect the AI to be good.


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