What are the best backgammon apps for iPhone or iPad?

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    #1Fluid Backgammon

    Fluid Backgammon

    Fluid Backgammon is a free game for iOS devices. The app allows you to play with several players or against the computer. Also, you can undo movement. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Ethan Gordon
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "A nice app to have on your phone when you are traveling in the backseat of the car with some friends or waiting for your order in the restaurant or waiting for anything else. That's how I used it. I think it's better to play against the human (you can play on the same device) than AI. However, playing against AI is also fine when you just need to kill some time."
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    #2Backgammon Masters

    Backgammon Masters

    Backgammon Masters is a game app for Android and iOS devices. You can play online with other players or offline in single player mode. There are 5 different backgammon styles and 2 difficulty levels. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    $0.99

    Mario Montiel
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "this game sounds very exciting and engaging, i'd love to play it!"
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    #3Backgammon - Classic Dice Game

    Backgammon - Classic Dice Game

    Backgammon - Classic Dice Game is a game app for iOS devices. With this app, you can enjoy the classic game on your iPhone or iPad. There are a lot of game variations.

    Games

    iOS

    Free

    Eric Richardson
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "The interface is cluttered and not pleasing to the eye. But the purpose of the game is to kill some time when there is nothing to do. I think it still is acceptable for many people to have it on their phones for that specific purpose. However, installing it on an ipad is not a very wise idea. Those ugly visuals will become even more apparent. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Backgammon is one of the oldest board games in existence, predated only by checkers and senet. It has been played for around 5000 years, as proven by archaeological evidence found in Mesopotamia (modern day Iran). The name “backgammon” literally means “back game.” “Gamen” is the Old English form of “game,” and “back” is in reference to the counters that go back to the bar. Backgammon might have been a later form of the Royal Game of Ur, a board game played in ancient Mesopotamia in 2600 BCE. In modern times, the popularity of backgammon can be partly attributed to Prince Alexis Obolensky, the father of modern backgammon. He founded the World Backgammon Club, the organization that sponsors the annual World Backgammon Championships. Paul Maglier, famously known in the backgammon world as X-22, is the world’s most awarded backgammon player. If Obolensky is the father, Maglier is known as the godfather of backgammon. His background in mathematics has helped him reach high levels of expertise in mind sports, particularly in chess and poker. Thanks to its nature as a game of probability, backgammon has been a source of interest for computer scientists alongside chess. In 1992, Gerald Tesauro developed TD-Gammon, an artificial intelligence that ranked second to the best human backgammon player at the time.

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    #4Backgammon NJ

    Backgammon NJ

    Backgammon NJ is a premium game app for iOS devices. With this app, you can enjoy Backgammon and Nackgammon, there are different difficulty levels. You can play online or offline.

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Christina Fowler
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "This is a backgammon game for the iOS system which is exactly what I want. I feel like this fits the solution that I want really well so I couldn't ask for much more."
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    #5Backgammon Plus

    Backgammon Plus

    Backgammon Plus is a free game app for Android and iOS devices. You can play as a guest player or with your personal account. The game allows you play with friends and chat while you are playing. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rebecca Ross
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "Great app! My nephews love this!"
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    #6Backgammon Premium

    Backgammon Premium

    Backgammon Premium is a game app for iOS devices. You can play online or offline mode. There are several difficulty levels. Also, in the single-player mode, you can make unlimited undo. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    Joshua Black
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "it is a nice app to get play in the i phone "
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    #7Backgammon Live

    Backgammon Live

    Backgammon Live is a very addictive game app for iOS devices. With this app, you can play with players around the world. Enjoy the classic game on your iPhone. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Harold Salazar
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "As far as Backgammon games, this one has a great offering of boards. However, after playing almost non-stop I have found the game to be rigged not random. The wheel spin only gives you $100 (the lowest amount) in coins I have played daily and only gotten over a hundred only twice. Also, when you double down, it is amazing how the next roll opposing you almost always gets doubles or multiple doubles. It does teach you to be a better player as in real life, your winning streak would be higher. Overall a good game as long as you understand the limitations."
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    #8Backgammon

    Backgammon

    Backgammon is a free game app for iOS devices. You can enjoy the classic game on your mobile phone. The app allows you to play against a friend or against the computer. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Emma Richards
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "There's nothing like a nice game of Backgammon. I especially like to play with friends. It's so much fun and challenging. Backgammon is a go to game when I want something to do."
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    #9iTavli Backgammon

    iTavli Backgammon

    iTavli provides all kinds of Backgammon games available to play in browsers and mobile devices that are iOS and Android supported. The kinds of games users can play are backgammon, plakoto, fevga, gul bara, acey, and more.

    Games

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Vasilis Gkanis
    Written on October 18, 2018
    "iTavli has a large collection of backgammon like games: backgammon, blockgammon, narde, Acey-Deucey, Gioul, Gulbara, Moultezim, Nackgammon, and Tawla31 A user can either play these games against other online players or against your iPhone / iPad"
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    #10Backgammon Live

    Backgammon Live

    Backgammon Live is a board game wherein 2 players compete to move their checkers into their respective home boards and bear them off. The game is currently playable on browsers, as well as on Android and iOS devices.

    Games

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Yotam Tayar
    Written on July 9, 2019
    "Greatest app ever"
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    #11VIP Backgammon

    VIP Backgammon

    VIP Backgammon offers you the opportunity to play your favorite board game against players from all over the world and on all platforms.

    Games

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Jordan Watkins
    Written on December 22, 2017
    "VIP Backgammon's best attribute - what really sets it apart - is its community of users. Really easy to find a quality competitor to play with. Pretty smooth in its functionality, too."

Summary

Best What are the best backgammon apps for iPhone or iPad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Fluid BackgammonApps 10 Free
2Backgammon MastersGames 8 Paid
3Backgammon - Classic Dice GameGames 7 Free
4Backgammon NJApps 7 Paid
5Backgammon PlusGames 7 Free
6Backgammon PremiumApps 6 Paid
7Backgammon LiveApps 6 Free
8BackgammonApps 4 Free
9iTavli BackgammonGames 0 Free
10Backgammon LiveGames 0 Free
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