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Backgammon Free - Lord of the Board - Game Board

Backgammon Free - Lord of the Board - Game Board

Beach Bum Ltd.

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4.2
226.6K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    73+%
  2. 4
    8+%
  3. 3
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  4. 2
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  5. 1
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  • Jan 2, 2021

    By John Borrego
    I love the competition. It's definitely a challenging game when you can play people from all over. I have to say that I notice a lot of inconsistencies when I'm way of an opponent. They get every roll they need, over and over, while I get absolutely nothing. I make the unnecessary move just to test these cheat maneuvers. It also happens more frequently when I have just purchased credits. That's just wrong. If you can't take getting your ass beat, don't play.
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  • Do not buy coins here! Jul 20, 2020

    By Kittyluvsmooshi
    Think twice before you purchase coins on this site. After years of just ignoring the SUPER SPIN, I decided to give it a try. A huge mistake! The lowest amount on the wheel was 470,000 coins with a maximum of 3 million for 99 cents. Pretty tempting, right? Well, once I paid, rather than letting me spin the wheel, they just added 90,000 coins to my account. 90,000? Why? So I sent an email, the response was the “free Mega Bonus” randomly lands on a slot. Keep spinning and good luck!!!! In other words, the person did not even read my post. So, I took a screen shot of the wheel and sent it with more explanations. They then added another 10,000 coins. Again, I sent another screen shot of the wheel with more explanations. I added I did not understand why the person was ignoring the problem and demanded that they either refund me the .99 cents or let me spin the wheel to collect what is rightfully mine. At the same time, I contacted the app which I used to pay for the wheel spin and asked for a refund. This morning, again another 500,000 coins were added to my account rather than letting me spin the wheel. I am totally exhausted dealing with this game site. Never again will I purchase coins from them. It is not worth the hassle!
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  • Dec 29, 2020

    By Bill Beattie
    I like the set up of the game And the layout of the board. I feel the dice are not random depending on where your point or $ level is. In other words, the rolls go against you for long periods or at certain times to entice you to buy more bank or coins. Please make the dice totally random. The odds of rolling multiple doules are quite low. I have seen 2 Double sixs and a double four in a row. Which could be good, but not when your opponet also opens with a double six for his first roll.
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  • Dec 30, 2020

    By john vallely
    This is an excellent game. If you win the house takes 30% (despite what Beach Bum claims), but that's fine. I have a suggestion (request) for the designers. PLEASE move the Double button away from the Roll button. Twice I have accidentally hit Double when I just intended to Roll. Otherwise the game is great.
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  • This app is perfect... Aug 11, 2020

    By whatever nickname needs to be here
    ... if you want to understand how to thoroughly erode customer trust. Backgammon with strangers is inherently high in variance. In every free space, and in every free moment, this app asks you to spend money on the coins used to play. The way the game is set up, when you lose, you lose 100% of your stakes, but when you win, you only win 85% of the pot. That doesn’t seem so bad, reading it, until you break it down. To essentially break even, you have to win 3 games for every 2 you lose. Which means you can’t gain any ground unless you are winning considerably more than you lose. But as mentioned, there’s a lot of variance built into the game already. So, when you lose a game in an app that that captures every moment to pry a purchase out of you, it’s not much of a leap in logic to question if you’re in fact playing real people, or playing bots designed to regularly beat you in somewhat believable fashion. There’s no way for the user to know what’s going on, and the developers have made it abundantly clear that the only thing that matters is your in-app purchases. The app is fun, mostly because backgammon is fun. The app is good for playing with friends remotely. The app is poor for playing against strangers.
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  • the sickest platform of all..not the game Jan 14, 2021

    By Danos Nikolopoulos
    It is so obvious that the dice are cooked because I have played over 35 years with top players of the game and these things it happened in this site it is from another planet..Probably we play with alliens!!!!It is so horrible...
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  • Don’t Waste Your Time & Money Dec 12, 2019

    By IckyShart
    If you want to play REAL backgammon, hop on PlayOk or another reputable site. This app is a complete money-grabbing sham, and for them to say otherwise is even worse. I honestly don’t know where to begin. Their “online standard” 15% minimum rake is blasphemy. Maybe if one could cash in the coins for real money, that would make sense; similar to a casino poker room. But not only are you buying coins that have zero monetary value, they skim off your winnings, making it virtually impossible to get ahead in coins. And that is even with a >50% win rate! The dice algorithm is absolutely cooked. If you’re miles ahead, prepare to see double after double after double. If you’re on the bar looking at 3 open spaces, you can almost forget about getting in. Then (you guessed it!) doubles to block you in. The game plays impossibly “lucky”. I can’t count how many times I’ve opened the game with a 5-1 or 6-2, get hit immediately, and don’t get off the bar until after the opponent has eaten 4 blots. The odds of that happening once are less than 0.1%, so the fact it’s happened on multiple occasions on this app tells you everything you need to know. Not to mention I have never had that happen in my favor. You are a fool if you give these crooks your hard earned money. If you are new to backgammon, stay far away because this is NOT how the game is played. I have played my last game on this app, and I hope many of you will be soon to follow.
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  • Dec 28, 2020

    By Malloy Kevin Mitra
    Absolutely RIGGED. The game is fun to play, the best user interface out there, etc. With all that, it's a shame that the game and dice rolls are so obviously rigged, NOT random. Play at your own risk, and don't spend a single penny on coins. If you do, you might as well throw your money in the trash.
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  • Great potential, Fixed Dice Sep 5, 2020

    By Gbscoop
    Game is fun and would be a great product if the dice were not fixed. There will be a reply from the devs saying they assure the dice are not fixed. To that I question them, when starting off the game each player rolls one die to see who goes first. Sometime there is doubles and you have to roll again, sometimes there is doubles again, but never has there been doubles three times in a row (to determine who start the game). However, in game play I have played against players countless times (when they are way behind, or I am way behind) rolling doubles 3 times or more, to get out of a sure gammon or backgammon situation is the norm not the exception. If you play too aggressive, the opponents dice roll is sure to send you back, too conservative your opponents dice roll is sure to box you in, and don’t even think of doubling, as impossible rolls from your opponent are sure to happen the rest of the game. Devs, use the data you have (see above) read your reviews and listen to your customers. You have a good product, but to have a great product you need to put yourselves in the shoes of the customers and solve their problem with your product, that problem is loaded dice. Your canned replies causes and lack of action only frustrate your customers and push them to select other backgammon games to play.
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  • Jan 1, 2021

    By Mysta Lucky
    It has a potential to be the best but need improvements. Dice roll randomness and advert placement need improvements. Hey Beach Bum: I'm pretty sure that it is Randomly generated and not predictable but algorithms running it can be flawed & make biased decisions. Don't be ignorant and cocky rather accept & be best. Reinstalled it n enjoying it. For that 4 stars, random reply to all the reviewers: back to 2 stars. I really hope you guys make improvements. Cheers
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  1. The universally loved board game, now on your mobile device! Roll the dice & join the fun, whether you call it Backgammon, Nardi, Tavla, or Shesh Besh
  2. Choose your strategy wisely, master the game, earn coins/XP, and become the ultimate Lord of the Board
  3. Created by the genius minds behind leading online games on the market today, with a focus on enticing graphics & interactive player options

Reviewed by Kaylin on February 16, 2018

  • Dec 30, 2020

    By john vallely
    This is an excellent game. If you win the house takes 30% (despite what Beach Bum claims), but that's fine. I have a suggestion (request) for the designers. PLEASE move the Double button away from the Roll button. Twice I have accidentally hit Double when I just intended to Roll. Otherwise the game is great.
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  • Jan 10, 2021

    By Thomas DeVoe
    Enjoyable Variety. I find the random player assignment highly efficient as it quickly gets yourself set for game play, GREAT JOB & DON'T LOOSE IT!!! Their is nothing worse than long, dragged out, time waiting for an opponent.
  • Horrible Doubles and knocking players odds!! Jul 6, 2020

    By dtlrski
    I am a backgammon enthusiast, and this is one of the better backgammon apps I’ve played. But, it never fails as soon as I get in a ring tournament or a game costing $1500 or more, I’m consistently getting out rolled on doubles on a 7:1 ratio. Every time I leave a chip open I’m hit every time, I’ve played multiple games where my opponent has 3-6 open chips for multiple turns and I can’t roll anything to hit them. My other complaint is also in ring tournaments, I am in the lead taking pieces of the board in my last 3 $1500 Fifth Ave ring tournament and my opponent rolls 2 double 6s and I start rolling 1s and 2s for multiple turns. If these issues happened once and a while I would be fine, but it has now happened to me in my last 12 ring tournaments. Please fix this bug.
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  • Jan 5, 2021

    By Karl Shelton
    Play is good and responsive. Plenty of players. Lots of ads at the beginning ech time you load the game, but not terrible.
  • Struggling with never going first.... Apr 10, 2019

    By goonamerica
    ...or maybe it just seems like I never go first, or rarely, but then maybe my luck on this issue will change. A million years ago I wrote a program for unpredictability and randomness ....and it is extremely easy to do. There are 36 possibilities and it is amazing how often the same numeric positions are created within the game, and actually how often they can be rolled. I think it a good game set up(wish we could play the opposite direction sometimes) but the competition is strong. Enjoyable... maybe too enjoyable
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  • This app is perfect... Aug 11, 2020

    By whatever nickname needs to be here
    ... if you want to understand how to thoroughly erode customer trust. Backgammon with strangers is inherently high in variance. In every free space, and in every free moment, this app asks you to spend money on the coins used to play. The way the game is set up, when you lose, you lose 100% of your stakes, but when you win, you only win 85% of the pot. That doesn’t seem so bad, reading it, until you break it down. To essentially break even, you have to win 3 games for every 2 you lose. Which means you can’t gain any ground unless you are winning considerably more than you lose. But as mentioned, there’s a lot of variance built into the game already. So, when you lose a game in an app that that captures every moment to pry a purchase out of you, it’s not much of a leap in logic to question if you’re in fact playing real people, or playing bots designed to regularly beat you in somewhat believable fashion. There’s no way for the user to know what’s going on, and the developers have made it abundantly clear that the only thing that matters is your in-app purchases. The app is fun, mostly because backgammon is fun. The app is good for playing with friends remotely. The app is poor for playing against strangers.
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  • Dec 29, 2020

    By Vernon Ryan
    Unfair dice.red or white. Once I see people playing with flashy dice and then throw perfect dice every roll I can only but assume manipulation. This is by far the best backgammon app but do have some reservations about the random dice number generation and because of this I will not support this app as a genuine representation of ones skills.
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  • The game is fun. Oct 1, 2020

    By Richard k FL
    I seem to lose an awful lot, much more than I do on a real game. I think experience component of the game may benefit my opponent, as if I were playing a computer and not a real person. But in the end it doesn’t matter. The house relies on players buying gold and if they didn’t lose it and buy more the house couldn’t support their service. It’s colorful and well thought out. A nice way to pass idle time. I would like to win more and not see me winning and then have the opponent throw multiple doubles and pull later lucky rolls out of the game but it’s not live and doesn’t resemble live in that sense. That said, I enjoy a couple fast games when I can.
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  • Good game but... Nov 25, 2020

    By bernie casey
    I read a review that has the same complaint I have about this app: the dice roll in favor of my opponents 8 out of 10 times and they get exactly what’s needed to knock me off the board and win the game. Also the odds are the same in the opening dice roll. My opponent gets the first move most of the time. These are the reasons I deleted the app from my phone. I read the response to the other reviewer as well and the developer says the dice aren’t rigged, etc.. however I know this is happening to more than me and the other reviewer. I gave it 4 stars because backgammon is fun but give the app 2 stars.
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  • A great way to burn time. Mar 14, 2019

    By handy2122
    The best thing about this app is the graphics. I learned after playing for so long that half the time you’re playing a bot... which can be infuriating... there are times you’ll go through a losing streak that makes you want to toss your phone I’ve complained many times... then there are times you just can’t lose... which infuriates the real players... I never play higher than 100 game starter level... I sometimes wish there was an alternative backgammon game to play. But alas I’m stuck with this game...
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  • Jan 2, 2021

    By John Borrego
    I love the competition. It's definitely a challenging game when you can play people from all over. I have to say that I notice a lot of inconsistencies when I'm way of an opponent. They get every roll they need, over and over, while I get absolutely nothing. I make the unnecessary move just to test these cheat maneuvers. It also happens more frequently when I have just purchased credits. That's just wrong. If you can't take getting your ass beat, don't play.
    more
  • Do not buy coins here! Jul 20, 2020

    By Kittyluvsmooshi
    Think twice before you purchase coins on this site. After years of just ignoring the SUPER SPIN, I decided to give it a try. A huge mistake! The lowest amount on the wheel was 470,000 coins with a maximum of 3 million for 99 cents. Pretty tempting, right? Well, once I paid, rather than letting me spin the wheel, they just added 90,000 coins to my account. 90,000? Why? So I sent an email, the response was the “free Mega Bonus” randomly lands on a slot. Keep spinning and good luck!!!! In other words, the person did not even read my post. So, I took a screen shot of the wheel and sent it with more explanations. They then added another 10,000 coins. Again, I sent another screen shot of the wheel with more explanations. I added I did not understand why the person was ignoring the problem and demanded that they either refund me the .99 cents or let me spin the wheel to collect what is rightfully mine. At the same time, I contacted the app which I used to pay for the wheel spin and asked for a refund. This morning, again another 500,000 coins were added to my account rather than letting me spin the wheel. I am totally exhausted dealing with this game site. Never again will I purchase coins from them. It is not worth the hassle!
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  • Dec 29, 2020

    By Bill Beattie
    I like the set up of the game And the layout of the board. I feel the dice are not random depending on where your point or $ level is. In other words, the rolls go against you for long periods or at certain times to entice you to buy more bank or coins. Please make the dice totally random. The odds of rolling multiple doules are quite low. I have seen 2 Double sixs and a double four in a row. Which could be good, but not when your opponet also opens with a double six for his first roll.
    more
  • Rake is 15% Apr 5, 2020

    By Inowhatechase
    I enjoy the app, it’s very easy to find a game. It’s easy to get frustrated with dice, but that happens in any game, I’ve measured a few times and results appear like they may be random. But I don’t understand why the developers say the rake isn’t 15%. My coin total was 603,987 before my last game, won a $2500 game and total is 605,737. That the rake is $750 is just math. And they don’t take more than your bet if you lose, so the $750 is on the total $5000 bet which is 15% exactly (not something much less than 15%, as your developer said in response to the last reviewer. Why not just be honest about this? It’s fine, it’s what the game costs, if I don’t like it then I go elsewhere. If you don’t want it to be 15%, then fix it. But when you lie about this, it makes me wonder, maybe I should do more tests in the actual randomness of the dice. But whether I do or not, your response now makes me wonder if the game is fair. And I don’t know why you’d want your customer base wondering that.
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  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Steven Todd
    Good Fun - For a While. It's an app clearly programmed to entice you to spend money, what's new. When you are GUARANTEED to win your first game then you know it can be rigged. BE AWARE.
  • Jan 1, 2021

    By Mysta Lucky
    It has a potential to be the best but need improvements. Dice roll randomness and advert placement need improvements. Hey Beach Bum: I'm pretty sure that it is Randomly generated and not predictable but algorithms running it can be flawed & make biased decisions. Don't be ignorant and cocky rather accept & be best. Reinstalled it n enjoying it. For that 4 stars, random reply to all the reviewers: back to 2 stars. I really hope you guys make improvements. Cheers
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  • Fun, but algorithm is not random. Dec 11, 2020

    By gamm-on!!
    I have several backgammon apps, and this one is my favorite. It has good graphics and is well developed - for the most part, EXCEPT that the algorithms and dice roll are not REALLY random. Now the developer is going to respond to this by saying, “we assure you that each dice roll is random.” But you don’t have to be a statistician to realize that it is not. I’ve played thousands (literally) of games of backgammon - on live boards with live people, and also online. My win rate is typically around 60%. But as other users and reviewers have written, the win rate on this app is significantly lower - Mine is around 50% on this app. Most concerning and frustrating is that the rolls that come up seem to be fixed. I’ve seen the competitor get the exact roll they needed exactly when they needed it. It has happened repeatedly - to the point where it falls outside of the realm of a “fluke” or “random probability”. And it has happened for me and also against me. So this is not me being bitter over losing a game or two. (Even though the developer may claim that like I’ve seen on other reviews. I just question the algorithm and “randomness” of this app. I still use it because it’s still fun, but I don’t have any expectation of it representing a true, and random, game play. Enjoy!
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  • Dec 29, 2020

    By Christopher Knapp
    Glad they give you free coins because the game is not random. Too many 1 pip losses and too many rolls that do not occur in normal games. They say it is random but I am a skilled player with ten thousand plus games played on-line, on person and tournaments. They rolls favor lesser ranked players. I just played a game were my opponent rolled 6*6, 5*5, 6*5,6*4,6*6,6*5 to steal a win from me. Would never happen randomly!!
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  • Good app but intensely rigged May 21, 2020

    By Shaunguy14
    The reason I keep coming back to this game is because of how clean it looks and quick it is. However if you’re looking for a fair game forget about it. I’ve gotten friends and family to play this game with me and they all say the same thing... they’ve never played a backgammon app this rigged in their lives. I had to come see the App Store reviews because I knew it wasn’t just me. Like people are saying, if you do everything right and are way ahead, prepare for constant doubles from the other side. Want to get out? If the game doesn’t feel like it prepare to wait. I’ve been playing backgammon since I was a kid and I had a cousin who had never played the game before download the app to play me as an experiment and no joke I could only win like 1 out of every 7 games. He made every single wrong move and left pieces open all over the board and it just wouldn’t let me win. Absolute insanity. Beyond frustrating and even though they say the rolls are completely random it is simply not even close to true. I feel bad leaving a review like this but I feel it aggravates me so much sometimes I want people to stay away if this would aggravate them too. I’m sorry..
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  • Canned Developer Response/Still a Fun Game May 20, 2020

    By mmik77
    I stick by my premise that the game is fun but the dice rolls are not realistic. I did get a response from the developer on an earlier review, but it was simply a canned one that is used over & over in different forms for other people who have voiced the same constructive criticism I gave. It didn’t bother me, and was actually kind of funny & amusing: “Thank you very much for your response!” (Building rapport) “The dice are not set in any way to be fixed or for a predetermined outcome.” (You are wrong - the game isn’t fixed). “We want all of our players to have a wonderful, unique and enjoyable experience.” (We are just good people and our product is awesome. If you think something is out of sorts, you are simply mistaken.) “We truly wish you all the best and hope you enjoy our product!” (Polite, but a dismissal just the same). I’m not offended or put off, not at all. Like I mentioned previously, the game can be fun to play so it’s not all bad. Finally, to the developers, I absolutely wish you all the best with your wonderful, astonishing and aesthetically pleasing product, and wish you all the absolute best in your future endeavors! God speed, and have a fantastic day!
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  • the sickest platform of all..not the game Jan 14, 2021

    By Danos Nikolopoulos
    It is so obvious that the dice are cooked because I have played over 35 years with top players of the game and these things it happened in this site it is from another planet..Probably we play with alliens!!!!It is so horrible...
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  • Don’t Waste Your Time & Money Dec 12, 2019

    By IckyShart
    If you want to play REAL backgammon, hop on PlayOk or another reputable site. This app is a complete money-grabbing sham, and for them to say otherwise is even worse. I honestly don’t know where to begin. Their “online standard” 15% minimum rake is blasphemy. Maybe if one could cash in the coins for real money, that would make sense; similar to a casino poker room. But not only are you buying coins that have zero monetary value, they skim off your winnings, making it virtually impossible to get ahead in coins. And that is even with a >50% win rate! The dice algorithm is absolutely cooked. If you’re miles ahead, prepare to see double after double after double. If you’re on the bar looking at 3 open spaces, you can almost forget about getting in. Then (you guessed it!) doubles to block you in. The game plays impossibly “lucky”. I can’t count how many times I’ve opened the game with a 5-1 or 6-2, get hit immediately, and don’t get off the bar until after the opponent has eaten 4 blots. The odds of that happening once are less than 0.1%, so the fact it’s happened on multiple occasions on this app tells you everything you need to know. Not to mention I have never had that happen in my favor. You are a fool if you give these crooks your hard earned money. If you are new to backgammon, stay far away because this is NOT how the game is played. I have played my last game on this app, and I hope many of you will be soon to follow.
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  • Dec 28, 2020

    By Malloy Kevin Mitra
    Absolutely RIGGED. The game is fun to play, the best user interface out there, etc. With all that, it's a shame that the game and dice rolls are so obviously rigged, NOT random. Play at your own risk, and don't spend a single penny on coins. If you do, you might as well throw your money in the trash.
    more
  • Great potential, Fixed Dice Sep 5, 2020

    By Gbscoop
    Game is fun and would be a great product if the dice were not fixed. There will be a reply from the devs saying they assure the dice are not fixed. To that I question them, when starting off the game each player rolls one die to see who goes first. Sometime there is doubles and you have to roll again, sometimes there is doubles again, but never has there been doubles three times in a row (to determine who start the game). However, in game play I have played against players countless times (when they are way behind, or I am way behind) rolling doubles 3 times or more, to get out of a sure gammon or backgammon situation is the norm not the exception. If you play too aggressive, the opponents dice roll is sure to send you back, too conservative your opponents dice roll is sure to box you in, and don’t even think of doubling, as impossible rolls from your opponent are sure to happen the rest of the game. Devs, use the data you have (see above) read your reviews and listen to your customers. You have a good product, but to have a great product you need to put yourselves in the shoes of the customers and solve their problem with your product, that problem is loaded dice. Your canned replies causes and lack of action only frustrate your customers and push them to select other backgammon games to play.
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  • Dec 30, 2020

    By Cottie Chauncey
    The responses from the admin continue to make a joke of reviewers issues I see. They're laughing up their sleeves as they keep churning out their patronising generic drivel without actually addressing the very genuine, interminable issues to date; I've been playing Backgammon for many years and what I see here is a site committed to fostering addiction by rigging the game so that you win and then you lose and churning out constant subliminal ads to get you to part with your money. Do not reply.
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