iOS Universal Games
Play backgammon against the computer or your friends. You'll have a lot of fun and you'll see your backgammon game steadily improve!
"The interface in iGammon is clean and easy to use. Best of all, it just works."
• Large board and checkers
• Fast animation
• Autoplay forced moves
• Fast-forward plays both sides to the end of the game for you
• Undo button lets you to take back moves
• Running pip counts
• Choose direction of play and checker colours
• Human-vs-human play. Use your iPad or iPhone as a traveling backgammon board!
• Hint feature gives you a suggestion if you can't decide what to do
*** Try the Hint feature! Just watch the lightbulb (hint indicator) to see if it disappears when you finish your move. If so, you can pick up the dice knowing you've make the best move. Otherwise, try something else or tap on the lightbulb to see the computer's suggestion.
MODES OF PLAY
There are two modes of play: "table stakes" or "match play".
In TABLE STAKES, you and your opponent start with an equal number of chips. The goal is to collect all the chips before your opponent does. Use the doubling cube to increase the stakes. If you play with the "Jacoby rule", gammons and backgammon don't count unless the cube has been turned. If you play with the "Beavers rule", a player who accepts a double may immediately redouble and still keep the cube.
In MATCH PLAY, the goal is to be the first player to reach a specified total number of points. Use the doubling cube to increase the stakes. The "Crawford rule" takes the doubling cube out of play for one game when a player gets to within one point of winning.
You offer a double by sliding the cube over to your opponent's side of the board. Opponent can accept the double by pressing "Take" (the game continues at twice the previous stakes), or reject the double by pressing "Pass" (he loses the game and must pay the previous stakes.)
The computer AI is VERY strong. There are two levels of play: Average and Strong. Both are fun and challenging.
Thank you for all the suggestions. If you have a feature you'd like to see, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many user suggestions have already been incorporated into this app.
I hope you enjoy iGammon. Thank you for playing!
Tom Keith, August 2017
This version is totally rewritten in Swift. Try it out and let me know of any new features you'd like to see. Happy backgammoning!