BGBlitz X
BGBlitz X
2.8.4

3.8

BGBlitz X free download for Mac

BGBlitz X

2.8.4
11 January 2016

Ultimate backgammon game.

Overview

BGBlitz:

  • A top class artficial intelligence chosen by many servers, several times winner of the Computer Olympiad
  • Easy to use
  • Visually stunning
  • Excellent learning aid to transform casual players to experts
  • You can use your license on all your computers
  • Free updates since 2002
  • Runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux with one license
  • Supported languages are English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Japanese,...

What's new in BGBlitz X

Version 2.8.4:
  • Better cube liveness heuristic
  • Faster AI
  • For skeptics some files with pre calculated true random
  • A new setup wizard
  • Several usability improvements
  • Some errors fixed among access to random.org works again

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Flash1296
19 April 2008

Most helpful

I love BG Blitz. There is simply nothing near its level for Macs. "Absolute Backgammon" is just for casual players. THIS is for those who wish to IMPROVE their game, taking it to a new level. I have played in tournaments across the USA between 1985 and 2006. I know of what i speak, and I have the trophies to prove it.
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Version 2.5.2
iGaucho
01 August 2019
I've used BGBlitz on Windows and it's fantastic. However, it immediately crashes on launch on Mojave. I've got the latest Java installed too.
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Version 2.8.4
1 answer(s)
iGaucho
iGaucho
12 August 2019
This turned out to be a problem on my side.
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Simonm
01 March 2013
BGBlitz was the king of backgammon games on the Mac, but sadly I no longer play it because I simply refuse to install Java. I hope it gets rewritten but it's starting to look suspiciously like abandon-ware. A shame.
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Version 2.7.3
2 answer(s)
frank-5
frank-5
20 November 2013
Hi Simon, thanks for your accolade. Why do you refuse to install Java? I assume for security reasons? If yes, this is not an issue because Java is disabled in the browser, so no security risk is involved. Depending on your OS different Java versions will be offered. Please use this version: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US You may contact me by email if you have further questions. Finally: yes i was much slower with development in the last years than I wanted, but I hope to publish a new releases in the next 2-3 month and I still have fun doing BGBlitz, so concerns that BGBlitz will be abandoned are not necessary.
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frank-5
frank-5
10 January 2016
Hi Simon,
From BGBlitz version 2.8.2 you can install BGBlitz on Mac OSX 10.8+ without installing Java. And no, you don't have to suspect that I abandon BGBlitz. Its just to much fun for me...
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ZenMaster-Flash
11 August 2012
Absolutely awesome application. Amazing feature set. Bargain priced for what it is.
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Version 2.7.3
bygeorge
27 December 2011
Poor interface/Menus. Not even minimal effort to adhere to Mac look and feel guidelines. Lazy. Numerous short cuts don't work. Poor dice randomization. Favors the computer player. Makes for frustrating play. Wonder what else doesn't is broken.
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Version 2.7.3
1 answer(s)
frank-5
frank-5
22 September 2012
It would have been nice and helpful if you would have told me what particular things are so rude violations of the Mac l&F or don't work that lead to your harsh judgement. There surely are some quirks. Even applications from Apple have been violating their L&F sometimes. Your note to the dice randomization is enlightening. With a little work you can *prove* the dice are fair (see www.bgblitz.com/cheat.html ). Naturally it is much easier to complain than to check or be constructive... Oh... and by the way one of the managers of the Appstore (and BGBlitz user) has asked me why I'm not in the appstore (BGBlitz is written in Java so currently no way)... so that makes me think BGBlitz adheres at least to some L&F rules. In fact I can't remember a complain in the last 5 years and usually I fix such things pretty fast. ciao Frank
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Holypoly
21 May 2011
Version 2.7.2 is online. when TachiAI III was used, the level of play was always Expert, independent of the selected playing strength. What a pain for casual players this must have been. Sorry! under heavy load the wrong dice could be displayed. Fortunately this was rare. a memory leak was plugged some erroneous Tutor hints were removed a deadlock could happen pressing ^G if ^F was already pressed and some small improvements at the first roll, one dice is shown on the left and one on the right side of the board BGBmips support for 3, 6 and 12 CPUs improved visibility of numbers on white checkers better detection of usable screen area on Linux drag & drop support for position database files
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Version 2.7.0
Espiridion
05 October 2010
It's nice to see an update and some new themes. I've tried other backgammon games on the Mac and find BGBlitz to be both challenging and educational. I can't say the same thing about the other games, since I was constantly winning when I played those and did not learn a thing. BGBlitz offers some very good tips during play. Although I use the free version, eventually I will purchase the Player or the Professional version. Purchases include all minor updates and one major upgrade. This is a generous policy, unlike the 6 months I got when I purchased David's Backgammon. That was a big mistake. Although I've never contacted the author, I've enjoyed reading his comments. Other backgammon developers are not as civil. Highly recommended.
Like (2)
Version 2.7.0
Flash1296
19 April 2008
I love BG Blitz. There is simply nothing near its level for Macs. "Absolute Backgammon" is just for casual players. THIS is for those who wish to IMPROVE their game, taking it to a new level. I have played in tournaments across the USA between 1985 and 2006. I know of what i speak, and I have the trophies to prove it.
Like (4)
Version 2.5.2
Corpsecorps
10 March 2007
_ Nothing else to say, except "Absolute Backgammon". .
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Version 2.2.1
3 answer(s)
frank-5
frank-5
11 March 2007
It would be nice if you would argue somehow, what do you like at Absolute BG. Then I could answer to you. By the way: I regard playing strength as important. If you believe it's comparable or even better than BGBlitz, what about about some money games. My only requirement is that I want to be sure to play against Absolut BG. I want to be fair: I strongly recommend you to ask someone that knows about BG. If he knows both programms he will warn you.
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Version 2.2.1
frank-5
frank-5
11 March 2007
One addition: I just checked your posting about Abs. If you really want to improve your playing skill in BG, you should closely look at BGBlitz. If you have problems with whatever I can help you, but if you want to play better than so so there are only two programs on the Mac available. Abs BG is not one of this.
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Version 2.2.1
Holypoly
Holypoly
16 March 2008
And the rest be silence ;)
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Version 2.5.1
Pimentos
29 December 2005
Simply the best backgammon game presently available for mac user's. Nothing else to say.
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Version 1.9.5
Anonymous
19 September 2005
What a bunch of ungrateful dorks! This game rocks! What a concept...a Mac game, with no blood, and you actually have to think. Yea, it kicks my @ss if I play stupid. That's with it set to intermediate skill. I thank those coders who work endless, thankless, payless hours, to create for Macs. In case you haven't noticed...elegant & innovative Mac software has steadily faded away over the years (think Adobe and StuffIt just recently). Blame King Jobs. Many great wares started on Apple, now they don't remember us any more. Soon you'll have just Solitaire, Mines... Thank you Frank, MacAddicts DO appreciate your efforts!
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Version 1.9.5
$23.00

3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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