GNU Backgammon Alternatives

    GNU Backgammon is described as '(gnubg) is for playing and analysing backgammon positions, games and matches. It's based on a neural network. In the past twelve months it has made enormous progress. It currently plays at about the level of a championship flight tournament player'. There are more than 10 alternatives to GNU Backgammon for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is SimplyBG. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try BGBlitz or BGLightCE. Other great apps like GNU Backgammon are JavaFIBS (Free), DJ-backgammon (Free, Open Source), NetGammon (Free) and Absolute Backgammon (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 8, 2021

      • Mac
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      • Kindle Fire
      Play backgammon online against friends, real players. Choose your opponent. Play anywhere, laptop, tablet, mobile. Supports many features including doubling cube and Crawford rule, Jacoby rule. Easy to get started. Nothing to download or install.
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      • Java Mobile
      BGBlitz is a strong neural net based computer player for Windows, Mac and Linux. BGBlitz, the Swiss army knife of Backgammon currently has the following "blades": Play Backgammon against a world class opponent or play over a network.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      BGLightCE is a free open source backgammon for Windows Mobile or Pocket PC, based on Gnu Backgammon. It features the strongest backgammon opponent available for the Pocket PC (as far as I am aware!).
      • FreeProprietary
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      JavaFIBS is a graphical interface to play on FIBS (First Internet Backgammon Server) from a multitude of different platforms such as Windows, MacOS, Linux, Solaris, AIX, and OS/2.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      DJ-backgammon is a graphical, easy to use backgammon game. You can play against the computer or across the network. There is also a general server that allows an arbitrary number of connections. Works on Linux and Windows. A Breton translation is also available.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      The online backgammon club. With NetGammon, meet, chat and play with hundreds of players from all over the world. Over 20000 players from 150 countries have already registered. There is always someone to play with you, 24 hours a day.

      Discontinued

      See notice on website: http://www.netgammon.com/

    1. Absolute Backgammon is the best backgammon game created for the Mac. It has 5 skill levels for all levels of play and about any option/feature you could think of.
    2. Play the classic, 2-player board game loved by millions throughout the centuries. Backgammon Blitz brings you an immersive experience with colorful 3D graphics.
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    3. Backgammon built for KDE that supports local and FIBS online multiplayer.
      • FreeProprietary
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      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
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      Pasha Backgammon is a professional online backgammon application allows you to play online backgammon online. You may join to the online backgammon rooms in different categories or you may open special rooms by setting chip amounts.
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