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Backgammon Free - Lord of the Board - Table Game

Backgammon Free - Lord of the Board - Table Game

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    After spending 8 hours at work every day, you feel tired although you want to do something fun that's beneficial for your brain. You can test your backgammon skills against people worldwide while still having relaxing fun.
    img by Frank
    2 years ago
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    Very dishonest app right here!!! Jun 2, 2021

    By Eva Swan
    I was watching the advertisement videos to get some free coins. I was just about to hit $10,000,000 dollars when my balance went down to $8,000,000. I wrote numerous emails and provided EVERYTHING that I was asked for. Lisa was rude when answering my last email and basically told me I was lying. The bottom line here??!! Management is quick to say “God Bless” and then behave like the devil!! This app will try ANYTHING to get fools to purchase coins!!!!! BUT THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN WITH ME!!!
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    2020 Election all over again... Apr 22, 2021

    By Citizen Cane
    It lets you win in the beginning but when you don't spend money on their funny money it'll whip out as many doubles and/or unlikely combinations to destroy your insurmountable lead...
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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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    Lord of the Board the Dice are fine Mar 5, 2021

    By Frank Klein
    I play expert level backgammon on GridGammon and on old FIBS. I train with Extreme Gammon and GnuBG. The dice look fine. I win about 70% of my matches/games here. Mainly because players here have much less experience, and often make poor plays. also they accept way too many bad doubles. If you are beginner, do not expect good results until you have ready a few backgammon books. once again I say. the dice look random to me. 100% ok.
  • img Expert
    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

  • Great game, fix the bug Jun 18, 2020

    By Mattiiice
    I thoroughly enjoy playing backgammon, but this game has a big problem with the dice. I’ve had Backgammon: Lord of the Boards for a long time now, and I have been patient with how the dice have been rolling against me, up until now. When my piece is left open strategically or simply taking a risk, 85% of the time the opposing dice roll exactly what numbers are needed to send my piece to jail. I would not be complaining if it were numbers 1-6, but having exactly what you need for numbers 7-12 on a consistent basis is ridiculous. On top of all that, the times I am sent to jail, 75% of the time I roll the numbers that are being blocked. These percentages are not realistic, and not to jump to speculation but the game feels rigged. I do not want to delete this app because the set up is great, the challenges are great and I give this app an 8/10. There is no other way to put it except that it is setting people up to fail. Even the odds. Please and thank you.
  • Not a good game for people with short temper Jan 25, 2021

    By canemint23
    Nothing new to say here, I’m sure you have all read the countless reviews on dice algorithms. The game developers promise this is randomized but there’s an odd pattern to it that makes it look purposely done. If the 1 and 6 spots are blocked at the opposing players side I promise you’ll roll a 6 1 and be stuck there. This can’t be random. For people who play this in real life they know exactly what random dice combos look like. This game will give a player 3-4 doubles in a row. Statistically if you take 2 dice throw it the odds of rolling doubles a SINGLE time is 16.6%.... the fact that some people get it 3 or 4 times in a row is not impossible but statistically not probably at all. That’s a 1 in 1296 occurrence and you can look this up. I’ve played about 600 games on the app and this has happened multiple times so developers please realize that when we say it’s not randomized we don’t mean you guys rig the games but the algorithm for the dice are extremely unrealistic and you should find the proper solution. I know I’m gonna get a message saying “ we can assure you we use the best dice algorithm blah blah blah”. I know you guys tried but please look for a better way of doing this because it ruins the game.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Веселин Евтимов
    Best BG app, definitely. Good gameplay, although it could be a bit faster. Tournaments and challenges are very interesting, but not fair. Challenges are constantly changing even while you play them. You have to bet 150k or more so that you could (possibly) win an "ace" and collect 80k for it!? :D If you have 2m coins, aces come at 1m bet and bring you 100k price :D, yeah thanks! How dumb is that? Way too many games have >10 doubles. Don't be a fool, app is designed to make you spend money.
  • 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!
  • img Expert
    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

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    Lord of the Board the Dice are fine Mar 5, 2021

    By Frank Klein
    I play expert level backgammon on GridGammon and on old FIBS. I train with Extreme Gammon and GnuBG. The dice look fine. I win about 70% of my matches/games here. Mainly because players here have much less experience, and often make poor plays. also they accept way too many bad doubles. If you are beginner, do not expect good results until you have ready a few backgammon books. once again I say. the dice look random to me. 100% ok.
  • Great game, fix the bug Jun 18, 2020

    By Mattiiice
    I thoroughly enjoy playing backgammon, but this game has a big problem with the dice. I’ve had Backgammon: Lord of the Boards for a long time now, and I have been patient with how the dice have been rolling against me, up until now. When my piece is left open strategically or simply taking a risk, 85% of the time the opposing dice roll exactly what numbers are needed to send my piece to jail. I would not be complaining if it were numbers 1-6, but having exactly what you need for numbers 7-12 on a consistent basis is ridiculous. On top of all that, the times I am sent to jail, 75% of the time I roll the numbers that are being blocked. These percentages are not realistic, and not to jump to speculation but the game feels rigged. I do not want to delete this app because the set up is great, the challenges are great and I give this app an 8/10. There is no other way to put it except that it is setting people up to fail. Even the odds. Please and thank you.
  • Not a good game for people with short temper Jan 25, 2021

    By canemint23
    Nothing new to say here, I’m sure you have all read the countless reviews on dice algorithms. The game developers promise this is randomized but there’s an odd pattern to it that makes it look purposely done. If the 1 and 6 spots are blocked at the opposing players side I promise you’ll roll a 6 1 and be stuck there. This can’t be random. For people who play this in real life they know exactly what random dice combos look like. This game will give a player 3-4 doubles in a row. Statistically if you take 2 dice throw it the odds of rolling doubles a SINGLE time is 16.6%.... the fact that some people get it 3 or 4 times in a row is not impossible but statistically not probably at all. That’s a 1 in 1296 occurrence and you can look this up. I’ve played about 600 games on the app and this has happened multiple times so developers please realize that when we say it’s not randomized we don’t mean you guys rig the games but the algorithm for the dice are extremely unrealistic and you should find the proper solution. I know I’m gonna get a message saying “ we can assure you we use the best dice algorithm blah blah blah”. I know you guys tried but please look for a better way of doing this because it ruins the game.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Веселин Евтимов
    Best BG app, definitely. Good gameplay, although it could be a bit faster. Tournaments and challenges are very interesting, but not fair. Challenges are constantly changing even while you play them. You have to bet 150k or more so that you could (possibly) win an "ace" and collect 80k for it!? :D If you have 2m coins, aces come at 1m bet and bring you 100k price :D, yeah thanks! How dumb is that? Way too many games have >10 doubles. Don't be a fool, app is designed to make you spend money.
  • 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!
  • Jun 15, 2021

    By Geonsy George
    The game is very nice and the graphics are amazing but the makers of the game have made it very weird. I have played the game for 3 days and I am always loosing. The opponents are having doubles and for me the dice is 2&1 and so....
  • Games a cheat! May 9, 2021

    By bluetopaz411
    I have spent so much money on this game. I love backgammon and I keep hoping the game would become fair. My stupidity. The dice are not random! You win one game then lose 10 in a row. Only way to participate in any albums or challenges is to buy coins to play. The one in a million dice roll the opposing player gets to hit you EVERY TIME! Do not spend your money. Such a waste. Unfair dice. If the dice really rolled this way, you’d make a fortune in Vegas. Players get doubles 5 times in a row. Just when you start to win the game it takes it away by having the other player get that miracle roll. I have played many many backgammon games online. I love lord’s set up and graphics so I keep coming back. But it is the most unfair dice on any game out there. Player beware! Total tip off and hope someone turns them in for theft. But then again we are the ones who are falling for it.
  • 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.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By Ashley Hall
    so the dice are random? how then do we see a double on the opening roll, like 80% of the time? and if you are thrashing opponent and they retire it may or may not be a gammon win? how would the game know it's just a single and not gammon? "RNG??? your spin wheel also has an obvious wobble. never ever won biggest prize yet it spins minimum regularly.... yet the odds are exactly the same...
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    Very dishonest app right here!!! Jun 2, 2021

    By Eva Swan
    I was watching the advertisement videos to get some free coins. I was just about to hit $10,000,000 dollars when my balance went down to $8,000,000. I wrote numerous emails and provided EVERYTHING that I was asked for. Lisa was rude when answering my last email and basically told me I was lying. The bottom line here??!! Management is quick to say “God Bless” and then behave like the devil!! This app will try ANYTHING to get fools to purchase coins!!!!! BUT THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN WITH ME!!!
  • img Community

    2020 Election all over again... Apr 22, 2021

    By Citizen Cane
    It lets you win in the beginning but when you don't spend money on their funny money it'll whip out as many doubles and/or unlikely combinations to destroy your insurmountable lead...
  • img Community

    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...
  • 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.
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Eileen Rosnizeck
    This game is awful! Graphics nice. Also like that a player can win special dice and boards. Also like the daily challenge and tournaments. However, the min a player has any amount of money the game makes u lose every penny so u get pushed into buying money. Then the game makes the player lose every cent of that money. U cannot win more than maybe 1 or 2 games out of 10. Nothing is random. Then u think u will win a game at the end and ur opponent will get doubles 3 or 4 times in a row.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Varant Papakhian
    Not sure if this happens to anyone else, but it becomes very annoying when the opponent is guaranteed to hit you when you leave a token open almost 95% of the time! The number of times this happens makes me very sure that RNG is NOT the culprit. I won't be playing this version anymore... There are better backgammon games ones out there!
  • Fixed Games Feb 11, 2021

    By saucepennies
    I came here after a severe losing streak that seemed almost nightmarishly impossible to read truckloads of the same comments so my concerns are undoubtedly true. The second to last game I played, the opponent’s rolls for, literally, the entire game were doubles. I must’ve counted at least 12 doubles back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back. It seems as though whenever I’m on the bar, the opponent gets the perfect rolls to block me out and (as luck would have it!) I get the roll I need to get off the bar the Moment after they block me out after 8 unsuccessful attempts. For the developer to reply and say this isn’t rigged is nonsense. I’ve easily spent over $75 on this game and I’m over it. When you win, you win small and when you lose they make certain it’s on the big money games. It’s also interesting that a whopping % of my losses are to random ID’d players that are most likely bots on the developer’s end. It has gotten to the point where I will sit back and PREDICT the EXACT ROLLS the opponent will receive to completely negate any chance I have of winning. This has happened countless times as I’m sure it has happened to anyone reading this. It’s gotten passed the point of absurdity. To the developer: what does My Luck have anything to do with the fact that an opponent is rolling doubles for 90%+ of the match?
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By John Thompson
    Updated review: I decided to lower my review to 1 star based solely on the response from app company. The game absolutely has bots and you go through wild streaks where you opponent will roll exactly what they need every time and you will never win. With 1 space open, i saw a suspected bot roll back in 5 consecutive times. 17% chance for once. 5 is ridiculous. 50% of your games are stupid.... sometimes they just decide you'll lose. But the times when you play real people, it's not too bad.
  • 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!
  • Jun 17, 2021

    By MsA Lopez Bard
    It's great for free. WHEN IT IS SET FOR YOU TO LOSE, NO MOTHER WHAT YOU DO, OR WHERE YOU PLAY YOU'LL LOSE! 8 TRIES TO ENTER A CHECKER. RIDICULOUS! I sent to you a lot of screenshots to prove it. Opponent trhows 3 or 4 doubles in a row when it is set for you to loose, and on the contrary. IT IS DESIGNED TO GET MONEY, THAT'S ALL! JUST PLAY FOR FREE. The guy who feeded the algorithm have entered ridicoulous parameters!
  • img Community
    After spending 8 hours at work every day, you feel tired although you want to do something fun that's beneficial for your brain. You can test your backgammon skills against people worldwide while still having relaxing fun.
    img by Frank
    2 years ago
  • img Community

    Very dishonest app right here!!! Jun 2, 2021

    By Eva Swan
    I was watching the advertisement videos to get some free coins. I was just about to hit $10,000,000 dollars when my balance went down to $8,000,000. I wrote numerous emails and provided EVERYTHING that I was asked for. Lisa was rude when answering my last email and basically told me I was lying. The bottom line here??!! Management is quick to say “God Bless” and then behave like the devil!! This app will try ANYTHING to get fools to purchase coins!!!!! BUT THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN WITH ME!!!
  • img Community

    2020 Election all over again... Apr 22, 2021

    By Citizen Cane
    It lets you win in the beginning but when you don't spend money on their funny money it'll whip out as many doubles and/or unlikely combinations to destroy your insurmountable lead...
  • img Community

    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...
  • img Community

    Lord of the Board the Dice are fine Mar 5, 2021

    By Frank Klein
    I play expert level backgammon on GridGammon and on old FIBS. I train with Extreme Gammon and GnuBG. The dice look fine. I win about 70% of my matches/games here. Mainly because players here have much less experience, and often make poor plays. also they accept way too many bad doubles. If you are beginner, do not expect good results until you have ready a few backgammon books. once again I say. the dice look random to me. 100% ok.
  • img Expert
    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

  • img Community

    Lord of the Board the Dice are fine Mar 5, 2021

    By Frank Klein
    I play expert level backgammon on GridGammon and on old FIBS. I train with Extreme Gammon and GnuBG. The dice look fine. I win about 70% of my matches/games here. Mainly because players here have much less experience, and often make poor plays. also they accept way too many bad doubles. If you are beginner, do not expect good results until you have ready a few backgammon books. once again I say. the dice look random to me. 100% ok.
  • Not a good game for people with short temper Jan 25, 2021

    By canemint23
    Nothing new to say here, I’m sure you have all read the countless reviews on dice algorithms. The game developers promise this is randomized but there’s an odd pattern to it that makes it look purposely done. If the 1 and 6 spots are blocked at the opposing players side I promise you’ll roll a 6 1 and be stuck there. This can’t be random. For people who play this in real life they know exactly what random dice combos look like. This game will give a player 3-4 doubles in a row. Statistically if you take 2 dice throw it the odds of rolling doubles a SINGLE time is 16.6%.... the fact that some people get it 3 or 4 times in a row is not impossible but statistically not probably at all. That’s a 1 in 1296 occurrence and you can look this up. I’ve played about 600 games on the app and this has happened multiple times so developers please realize that when we say it’s not randomized we don’t mean you guys rig the games but the algorithm for the dice are extremely unrealistic and you should find the proper solution. I know I’m gonna get a message saying “ we can assure you we use the best dice algorithm blah blah blah”. I know you guys tried but please look for a better way of doing this because it ruins the game.
  • So So Disappointed Jun 9, 2021

    By Three One Three
    I’m new to playing online games and you have ruined the experience for me! I’ve played Backgammon all my life and your “can’t win against” AI players and there obviously perfect moves and their perfect profile pics...seriously you can do better! I can accept losses but only if played with integrity and real dice. I know, you have the most random algorithm, blah blah blah! Scrounging for your free coins and hoping for a big spin...is also ridiculously rigged! But most importantly, for your advertisers(who pay more than I do) should spend their dollars elsewhere! They should know you cut me off from watching their message (that they pay YOU for me to see) but I guess earning 250 coins per view is too compromising in your world...what a joke! ...I’ll play the rest of my coins and be on my way. So sad, I was hoping for a legit experience.
  • 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.
  • Lord of the Board Feb 25, 2021

    By Merrigram
    I’ve given a 5 star rate because I believe this is the very best backgammon app and I love the game but I’m unhappy about one thing. I play LOTB on my iPhone and my iPad and always have the free coins coordinated for every four hours. I also keep my score on paper every morning. What I’m unhappy about is more than once when I’ve gone to collect the free coins one of my games shows that I’ve collected three times but the other shows I’ve collected only two times. In other words I’ve been cheated somewhere along the way. Not only do I keep track of the total coins Ive earned every morning, I also keep track of when the next four hours is up.
  • 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
  • Thieves Mar 5, 2021

    By DAG 1958
    All these games are rigged making you to end up having to buy coins if you want to continue playing. They say the dices aren’t controlled but make note how games go. You will win But you will lose more than you win. Watch the the other player get all kinds of doubles compared to how many, if any; you get. And 90+%of the time when you leave a open chip the opponent will roll the right number to hit you off. Play long enough and note the way the entire game goes. Read reviews on Twitter for more people stating the same story.
  • Seems fair so far! Apr 13, 2018

    By Ca surfer mom
    I’ve run into so many backgammon games that seem truly rigged to make you run out of points and have to buy more. One game seemed rigged to let a certain nationality win and was so obvious that it was ridiculous! I’d start to get an advantage and suddenly the opponent would get exactly the rolls needed, and my rolls would play right in to their needs too. I’ve been playing this game for a few weeks and I’ve won and lost, but nothing seems weighted for either opponent. Nothing falls into one or the other’s exact needs. I hope it stays this way.
  • Great Sep 25, 2018

    By 35440217
    It is so obvious that the game is controlled. Money is their goal, which it should be. I played three games in a roll were my opponents each rolled more doubles than not. When they didn’t roll a double it was to hit and cover. There are many cases were I where I have had four or five spots cover in my home only to have them come right out. But when I am knocked off and they have two or three spots covered I am unable to get out until they have moved around and start taking pips off. Play the game, but save your money.
  • 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...
  • Great game, fix the bug Jun 18, 2020

    By Mattiiice
    I thoroughly enjoy playing backgammon, but this game has a big problem with the dice. I’ve had Backgammon: Lord of the Boards for a long time now, and I have been patient with how the dice have been rolling against me, up until now. When my piece is left open strategically or simply taking a risk, 85% of the time the opposing dice roll exactly what numbers are needed to send my piece to jail. I would not be complaining if it were numbers 1-6, but having exactly what you need for numbers 7-12 on a consistent basis is ridiculous. On top of all that, the times I am sent to jail, 75% of the time I roll the numbers that are being blocked. These percentages are not realistic, and not to jump to speculation but the game feels rigged. I do not want to delete this app because the set up is great, the challenges are great and I give this app an 8/10. There is no other way to put it except that it is setting people up to fail. Even the odds. Please and thank you.
  • Games a cheat! May 9, 2021

    By bluetopaz411
    I have spent so much money on this game. I love backgammon and I keep hoping the game would become fair. My stupidity. The dice are not random! You win one game then lose 10 in a row. Only way to participate in any albums or challenges is to buy coins to play. The one in a million dice roll the opposing player gets to hit you EVERY TIME! Do not spend your money. Such a waste. Unfair dice. If the dice really rolled this way, you’d make a fortune in Vegas. Players get doubles 5 times in a row. Just when you start to win the game it takes it away by having the other player get that miracle roll. I have played many many backgammon games online. I love lord’s set up and graphics so I keep coming back. But it is the most unfair dice on any game out there. Player beware! Total tip off and hope someone turns them in for theft. But then again we are the ones who are falling for it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Веселин Евтимов
    Best BG app, definitely. Good gameplay, although it could be a bit faster. Tournaments and challenges are very interesting, but not fair. Challenges are constantly changing even while you play them. You have to bet 150k or more so that you could (possibly) win an "ace" and collect 80k for it!? :D If you have 2m coins, aces come at 1m bet and bring you 100k price :D, yeah thanks! How dumb is that? Way too many games have >10 doubles. Don't be a fool, app is designed to make you spend money.
  • 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!
  • Jun 15, 2021

    By Geonsy George
    The game is very nice and the graphics are amazing but the makers of the game have made it very weird. I have played the game for 3 days and I am always loosing. The opponents are having doubles and for me the dice is 2&1 and so....
  • 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.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By Ashley Hall
    so the dice are random? how then do we see a double on the opening roll, like 80% of the time? and if you are thrashing opponent and they retire it may or may not be a gammon win? how would the game know it's just a single and not gammon? "RNG??? your spin wheel also has an obvious wobble. never ever won biggest prize yet it spins minimum regularly.... yet the odds are exactly the same...
  • Enjoyable Game Oct 6, 2020

    By bocraw
    This is the best backgammon app I’ve used. My biggest complaint is that an opponent can resign early to avoid being gammoned or backgammoned. The rules should be simple: If you resign with checker in opponent’s home it counts as backgammon. It you resign before removing a checker it counts as gammon. There is loophole to current resign algorithm that is being exploited and it needs to be patched immediately. Players like me who use high risk, high reward strategies are being robbed. Aesthetically there are too many ads at launch. As far as fairness of dice, the dice seem fairer at lower level games. I’m suspicious of modding with all high competition apps. It’s an industry wide challenge and am not singling this developer out. My main complaint is being able to resign early to avoid gammon. But this is best backgammon app available. EDIT: In reply to developer note which asks what they can do to raise stars: You can fix game to keep people from cheating by resigning early. Lowering stars since you replied to comment without reading it first.
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Eileen Rosnizeck
    This game is awful! Graphics nice. Also like that a player can win special dice and boards. Also like the daily challenge and tournaments. However, the min a player has any amount of money the game makes u lose every penny so u get pushed into buying money. Then the game makes the player lose every cent of that money. U cannot win more than maybe 1 or 2 games out of 10. Nothing is random. Then u think u will win a game at the end and ur opponent will get doubles 3 or 4 times in a row.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Varant Papakhian
    Not sure if this happens to anyone else, but it becomes very annoying when the opponent is guaranteed to hit you when you leave a token open almost 95% of the time! The number of times this happens makes me very sure that RNG is NOT the culprit. I won't be playing this version anymore... There are better backgammon games ones out there!
  • 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!
  • 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..
  • 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!
  • Ugh!! Jan 21, 2020

    By mrv_mrtn
    I love to play backgammon but this app is suspicious. I call it that because I can guess how to play my pieces just by the roll of the dice! I spend too much money on coins and can NEVER get ahead of what I have purchased!! Most of the time my opponents roll exactly what they need to trap me or beat me. When your opponent gets lucky like that to start the game DO NOT accept a double because you will end up trapped in the bar until your opponent gets all of their pieces in their side and kicks you out then you’ll have to race to get into yours or you’ll get gammoned and end up losing double!! Just when I am so frustrated to quit the game they’ll “throw me a bone” and give me rolls to trash my opponent and get some of my coins back. Then I go on an “unlucky” streak again. If you like to play mechanically it’s enjoyable, the boards are nice and the pieces move smoothly, but there’s no way the dice are random. No way. Don’t buy coins and just play the least expensive if you don’t care about your “dollar amount”. Ready to find another place to play. 🤷🏽
  • Jun 3, 2021

    By yorkie bages
    Loved it at first but now agree that dice don't seem random at all, however much the developers keep assuring us. Paid a couple of times for extra coins because I love backgammon but never again now that it's apparent it's fixed 🙄.
  • Something is serious wrong! Nov 28, 2020

    By missmafool
    First off the dice for a example roll double six’s then flip to 6 and a four with this and other combinations is a consistent issue. Second issue I won double plus bonus twice today and was never awarded the points. Third lost 2 games because it refused to move my last chip. Another note must be common for others request double in fair if you know your losing and denies you lose 1 and half times, if you except they suddenly get multiple doubles and good moves. Last but not least there are players who are very disrespectful with comments and delayed responses playing out the clock , requesting doubles when they have gammoned. It’s interesting these players usually don’t have a lot of points, but they are able to send rude comments and delay the ending of a game.. I do not recommend! Something really unethical is going on. I’ve been playing all my life and getting beat with statically impossible luck of the roll! Beware!
  • Ads and Loaded Dice Sep 24, 2020

    By the hjfhfg
    This game has more advertisements than an infomercial. Also, after a few hundred games, I'm really suspecting that the dice rolls are loaded. I find that when I play people that seem like they made a lot of in-game purchases, they just always 'somehow' manage to roll the exact rolls they need to attack my pieces as soon as I leave them open, or get back on the board without having to skip a turn even when I have 5 of the 6 spaces blocked... But I never get that kind of luck, always getting stuck skipping a turn 2-3 times even when they're only blocking 2 of the 6 spots... Do I just ALWAYS get bad dice rolls, or does the game's AI roll the dice better for people who have made on-game purchases? (You can tell who these players are because they'll be like Level 20 with $3M dollars playing in a $400 game, unique dice, etc). The way this app is set up is good, but you have to X out of 20 different ads every time you open it.
  • Doesn’t follow the laws of probability! Oct 30, 2018

    By Dwkid
    It quite telling when I can consistently predict what the next roll of my competition will be based on my position on the board. In a matter of day playing the $8k tabIe I have consistently lost games that I the only way the competition should have won was by rolling doubles or hitting the exact roll needed to bump me. Then my having to roll 5,6 ,7 + times to get back into the game to ultimately loose. I have gone from $1 million + to $200 k fairer than chicken little running when the sky is falling! Seems that when you purchase additional $ to play from the in app purchase, you have a certain grace period before you loose everything and you need to make an additional purchase in order to continue playing. Once my current $ is garnished by this game I’m done and will attempt another backgammon app!
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    Very dishonest app right here!!! Jun 2, 2021

    By Eva Swan
    I was watching the advertisement videos to get some free coins. I was just about to hit $10,000,000 dollars when my balance went down to $8,000,000. I wrote numerous emails and provided EVERYTHING that I was asked for. Lisa was rude when answering my last email and basically told me I was lying. The bottom line here??!! Management is quick to say “God Bless” and then behave like the devil!! This app will try ANYTHING to get fools to purchase coins!!!!! BUT THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN WITH ME!!!
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    2020 Election all over again... Apr 22, 2021

    By Citizen Cane
    It lets you win in the beginning but when you don't spend money on their funny money it'll whip out as many doubles and/or unlikely combinations to destroy your insurmountable lead...
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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...
  • 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.
  • Fixed Games Feb 11, 2021

    By saucepennies
    I came here after a severe losing streak that seemed almost nightmarishly impossible to read truckloads of the same comments so my concerns are undoubtedly true. The second to last game I played, the opponent’s rolls for, literally, the entire game were doubles. I must’ve counted at least 12 doubles back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back. It seems as though whenever I’m on the bar, the opponent gets the perfect rolls to block me out and (as luck would have it!) I get the roll I need to get off the bar the Moment after they block me out after 8 unsuccessful attempts. For the developer to reply and say this isn’t rigged is nonsense. I’ve easily spent over $75 on this game and I’m over it. When you win, you win small and when you lose they make certain it’s on the big money games. It’s also interesting that a whopping % of my losses are to random ID’d players that are most likely bots on the developer’s end. It has gotten to the point where I will sit back and PREDICT the EXACT ROLLS the opponent will receive to completely negate any chance I have of winning. This has happened countless times as I’m sure it has happened to anyone reading this. It’s gotten passed the point of absurdity. To the developer: what does My Luck have anything to do with the fact that an opponent is rolling doubles for 90%+ of the match?
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By John Thompson
    Updated review: I decided to lower my review to 1 star based solely on the response from app company. The game absolutely has bots and you go through wild streaks where you opponent will roll exactly what they need every time and you will never win. With 1 space open, i saw a suspected bot roll back in 5 consecutive times. 17% chance for once. 5 is ridiculous. 50% of your games are stupid.... sometimes they just decide you'll lose. But the times when you play real people, it's not too bad.
  • Jun 17, 2021

    By MsA Lopez Bard
    It's great for free. WHEN IT IS SET FOR YOU TO LOSE, NO MOTHER WHAT YOU DO, OR WHERE YOU PLAY YOU'LL LOSE! 8 TRIES TO ENTER A CHECKER. RIDICULOUS! I sent to you a lot of screenshots to prove it. Opponent trhows 3 or 4 doubles in a row when it is set for you to loose, and on the contrary. IT IS DESIGNED TO GET MONEY, THAT'S ALL! JUST PLAY FOR FREE. The guy who feeded the algorithm have entered ridicoulous parameters!
  • Joke. True star rating 2.1 Jun 11, 2021

    By deb trick
    This game is a joke. No fun at all Within the first five rolls it’s obvious you are playing a bot and will lose You can look at the board and know what the die roll will be 98% of the time before it’s rolled The opponents out roll you 7-1 in doubles if the start game rolls are doubles you will then lose 93% of the time. If two doubles are rolled you will lose 100% of the time. Overall you lose 96% of the time If it is a race with both moving off your opponent will roll doubles at least twice and if you have a low open spot one of your die will be that number 96% of the time. If they have at most four to get off board and you have two or less they will roll doubles and win 99% of the time If you start you have to leave a single 89% of the time and that single is knocked off 92% of the time once knocked off it takes at least three rolls to get on and stay on 92% of the time. If they are knocked off it takes them more than one roll 2% of the time If you have them knocked off and have all but one space closed they will get back on with that number 99% of the time. If it’s you you get on 1% of the time This is not a fun game you play bots that get rigged rolls to take your coins If you play NEVER buy anything We added the last 500 reviews tars and then divided it by the 500 and the star rating was 2.1
  • THEY JUST WANT YOUR MONEY Feb 14, 2021

    By Jt692016
    DO NOT SPEND A PENNY ON THIS GAME. GETS ONE STAR BECAUSE I COULDN’T GIVE IT 0. This game is absolute garbage. You’ll win 10 in a row and then lose 10 in a row. This game is just a money grab. They try to get you hooked by winning 3-4 in a row, then you’ll lose a 5 in a row and lose all of your $ to play, forcing you to either buy coins to play, wait hours for a small bonus to play one game, or watch adds to gain a small amount to play, usually having to watch 2-4 minutes of ads to get enough to play one game. Bad business model, not fun to play. The main problem with this game is the dice rolls. It’s one thing to just be unlucky when rolling the dice, it’s another for your opponent to get the exact rolls they need, multiple rolls in a row, multiple times during a game, multiple games in a row. I’ve played multiple games where I get shelved, and they have only one of two spaces covered, and it takes 6-10 rolls to get the piece back on the board, which is basically statistically impossible. This game is as bad as it gets when it comes to fixed games. If you are just trying to waist time, and don’t care about playing real backgammon, this is the game for you! If you like playing competitive backgammon, that is based on skill and knowledge of the game, STAY AWAY FROM THIS GAME.
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By neil simpson
    Ive also noticed it seems to be bots im playing not real people!! Nobody can think of their move after a millisecond of me making my move. Also notice they seem to roll doubles whenever they need them. Uninstalled game is obviously rigged to let you win a few games ( I won first 5 games easily albeit never having played the game before) after failing to purchase anything on the app, unable to win. Bot opponents roll whatever they need.

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