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Backgammon NJ HD


Backgammon NJ HD
  • Publisher: Jimmy Hu
  • Genre: Dice
  • Released: 18 May, 2010
  • Size: 27.7 MB
  • Price: $7.99
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Description

● GAME CENTER -- Play online, chat, invite friends, auto-match with random players
-- { Real-time } Play online in real-time
-- { Turn-based } Play online at your own pace
● UNIVERSAL -- Supports iPad, iPhone, & iPod touch
● RETINA -- Supports high resolution Retina screens of iPad, iPhone, & iPod touch
● iPhone 5 -- Supports full iPhone 5 screen

Play & learn backgammon at skill levels from beginner to world-class!

Backgammon NJ HD is a full-featured game which uses an advanced, neural network-based, artificial intelligence. Play against a computer AI, another person in 2-player mode on one device, or online against friends & others. Using Tutor Mode & Hints, Backgammon NJ HD can show you how to improve your game.

Discriminating players will appreciate how well the AI plays. It uses a neural network trained on millions of positions, a bearoff database, & a match equity table to achieve strong gameplay that will challenge even expert players.

REVIEWS

"[I] know strong bg play when I see it. This app is the strongest iPhone bg app I've played with by far. It does not cheat period. ...Analyzing these matches with eXtreme Gammon confirms a world class level of play with normal luck factors. If you are losing, get over it. So would 99.9% of the other backgammon players in the world. It is just that good. Learn from it." -Richard Munitz, Giant of Backgammon, #21 world ranking in 2009

"Backgammon NJ plays at an extremely high level with an excellent interface, and I often use it to practice on my iPhone when I am traveling. I recommend it highly to my students & friends." -Phil Simborg, Professional Backgammon Teacher & Player, www.mindgamescenter.com

"I've played over 500 games now; I've checked about 5% of these against World Class Desktop programs (GNU, BGBlitz); and I've actually used some of the competition. NJ has the best interface & has more useful functions than any other backgammon apps out there."

"For serious backgammon players, Backgammon NJ is the way to go." -Macworld.com, May 2012

IS THIS GAME RIGHT FOR YOU?

This game is best for people:

• Who recognize the strength of neural network backgammon bots
• Who want to improve their game by playing against a world-class level AI
• Who will use the in-depth, technical features included in the game to prove that it is honest (http://www.njsoftware.com/note.html)
• Who will play lower skill levels if those levels are more suited for their playing skill
• Who won't insist on only playing the higher skill levels & expect to win consistently

IMPORTANT

• If an online match ends for any reason, you'll receive the Elo points you deserve. FAQ: http://gamecenter.njsoftware.com
• A turn-based online match where a non-Friend opponent hasn't moved in 7+ days will automatically end if you VIEW the match.
• We can't respond to reviews. Contact us directly for help: http://contact.njsoftware.com

FEATURES

• Neural network-based AI
• 2 game types: Standard Backgammon or Nackgammon
• 4 skill levels: Easy, Medium, Hard, Expert
• Customizable board design & checker colors
• Mersenne Twister algorithm for random number generation
• Doubling cube
• Single games or match play up to 25 points
• Crawford rule for match play
• 1-player mode vs. computer (no internet req'd)
• 2-player mode on one device (no internet req'd)
• Game Center: Play real-time or turn-based online matches with friends & other players (requires internet)
• Chat with your online opponent
• Online Elo & Experience leaderboards
• Block list for auto-match
• User-friendly, tap-to-move interface
• Highlighted checker movement options
• Hint & Undo
• Learn with Status Meter & Tutor Mode
• Game & dice stats, including Elo rating & ER
• Match info: GnuBG ID, win chances, equity, top 10 moves, & cube decisions
• Email match files
• Manual match recording mode with unlimited undo & speed mode option
• Options to reverse board direction, resign, use one-tap moves, auto bearoff, auto finish, use Jacoby rule, & much more

What's New in Version 4.1.1

- Turn-based online matches: Matches against non-Friends where one player hasn't moved in 7+ days will automatically end when they are viewed. Partial Elo is calculated, but the match won't count as an Abort for either player.
- "Double tap on status bar" setting now has a "Next turn-based match" option. This option will advance you through each TB match that is on your turn. You must complete your turn before proceeding to the next match.
- Added swipe left on status bar option with same choices as double tap option.
- Added option to turn off Statistics button after games.
- Removed Save button from Settings window. Changes will be saved when you exit the settings window.
- Bug fixes

Screenshots

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