Some of the first apps installed by most users on their phones and tablets are games and seniors are no different. The types of games however are usually different for those of us in the older age bracket – card, board and strategy games for instance in preference to ‘shoot em up’ and racing games.
This app review is about one of the better backgammon games I’ve found in the Google Play Store with a strong ‘AI’ (artificial intelligence) engine that adds greatly to the enjoyment of the game in my opinion. I wouldn’t say I’m a particularly expert player, but I can hold my own with most players and find this app gives me a good game especially on the higher skill levels.
Some reviewers complain about it cheating and needing a better A.I but it’s the best version I’ve found so far – free or paid for.
The game creators, AI Factory have a talented team of experienced programmers and designers and it shows though in this game.
From the app developers : Backgammon Free has the following features – 5 Difficulty levels, Full match play + doubling cube, 2 Boards and piece sets, Hints, 2 player hot seat and stats, supports touch screen/trackball, designed for both Tablet and Phone.
The game has been updated recently to greatly improve the graphics on tablets with higher resolution screens. I play it on a tablet with a 10″ screen and it is responsive and the display is excellent. Like most free apps and games it has ads but they aren’t intrusive unlike many that are too easy to hit by accident.
Give it a try and let us know your thoughts,
Price : FREE
Size : 5.2Mb
Needs : Android 1.5+