BGBlitz X
BGBlitz X
2.9.0

3.8

BGBlitz X free download for Mac

BGBlitz X2.9.0

02 January 2020

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 2.9.0:

Note: Please obey the special installation instructions for Catalina at developer's website.

  • The new match analyzer tells you how good you played and how much bad luck you had
  • A new AI, stronger than the one winning one of Computer Olympiad 2016
  • A preview HUD for the dice sceptics
  • About 30 further new features
  • About 40 usability improvements
  • About 80 mostly small errors fixed

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How would you rate BGBlitz X app?

20 Reviews of BGBlitz X

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iGaucho
01 August 2019
Version: 2.8.4

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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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iGaucho
01 August 2019
Version: 2.8.4
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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Simonm
01 March 2013
Version: 2.7.3
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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5
ZenMaster-Flash
11 August 2012
Version: 2.7.3
Absolutely awesome application. Amazing feature set. Bargain priced for what it is.
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0.5
bygeorge
27 December 2011
Version: 2.7.3
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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Holypoly
21 May 2011
Version: 2.7.0
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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5
Espiridion
05 October 2010
Version: 2.7.0
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.
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Flash1296
19 April 2008
Version: 2.5.2
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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Corpsecorps
10 March 2007
Version: 2.2.1
_ Nothing else to say, except "Absolute Backgammon". .
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4.75
Pimentos
29 December 2005
Version: 1.9.5
Simply the best backgammon game presently available for mac user's. Nothing else to say.
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4.75
Anonymous
19 September 2005
Version: 1.9.5
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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frank-5
26 June 2005
Version: 1.9.4
Have you used the BGBlitz_Tiger starter? Or the BGBLitz_Panther starter? The later is in fact unplayable slow, thanks to the new Java release in 10.4. The BGBlitz_Tiger has no problems, at least till now it had worked for all people that tried it. If you have problems with BGBlitz_tiger please email me. ciao Frank
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Anonymous
26 June 2005
Version: 1.9.4
trying this out on 10.4.1, PB G4, 2gb RAM. The graphics are extremely, unplayably slow, on 'fast checker' when you click on a piece to move it. I tried to tweak the other settings (dynamic, etc) but it was all extremely sluggish. Anyone else have this problem?
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Anonymous
09 September 2004
Version: 1.9
AARGH! Clicking the download link causes the file to download as code to the browser window. (in Camino, at least) Fileserver filetype needs to be fixed! Camino 8.1 never recovered, even after the file was finished. -- Great game BTW ---
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frank-5
13 February 2004
Version: 1.7.1
Developer Author: Frank Berger frank@bgblitz.com Could you please send me the games log file (log.txt) or the game if you saved the game? You're the first complaining this error. Did this happen more than once or is it even reproducable? Please contact me so I can try to find out what was happening. If this a frequent error BGBlitz wouldn't have achieved the title of a World Champion recently.... (2/13/2004, Version: 1.7.1)
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Anonymous
18 January 2004
Version: 1.7.1
Playing v.1.6 with three men left for black and two for white (ThaiAI), black rolls double 4's and removes all men, game continues and white (computer) rolls double 5's and wins games. Odd and unacceptable.
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Anonymous
05 December 2003
Version: 1.6
I love BGBlitz. I don't think it cheats. In fact, it's interesting. I REGULARLY feel like Jellyfish is cheating, and have literally hundreds of instances where I would "undo" a joker and have it reroll only to have it reroll a joker the next 10 to 12 times. For example, need a 2 to hit and come in against a 5 pt. board. JF has regularly rolled it 10 times in a row and up. I never get this with BGBlitz. JF absolutely slaughters me, which is interesting, because I seem to play roughly equal with Snowie and BGBlitz! So something "fishy" is going on.
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4.5
Anonymous
13 June 2003
Version: 1.5
The best backgammon software for Mac. Period.
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frank-5
30 April 2003
Version: 1.4
Since version 1.3 the graphics are lightyears better. (game author)
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frank-5
25 November 2002
Version: 1.2.0
I (as author) agree with the reviewer that the usability and Graphics can be improved (and this will be a central point in the next few month). I don't agree with the assumption that Bgblitz cheats. The Random number generator is deterministic. Just enter at "Game/seed" a value and the same sequence of dice will come ever and ever again, totally independent from the position on the board. You may contact me for a method to prove that. BGBlitz like the other 3 top backgammon programms (JF, Snowie, GNU) just plays far better than most humans. They simply don't need to cheat. I hope I convinced you and you enjoy BGBlitz.
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Anonymous
25 November 2002
Version: 1.2.0
Funny game this... as long as you don't dare to double against the machine. From that point on "it" throws doubles like you have never seen it, and miraculously wins every game. Not urse if this is due to the fact I was just in trial mode, but it certainly doesn't make me feel like paying shareware fee. Too bad.
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