Almost 5 stars!
I love to play fibs, once I upgraded to Yosemite, "cocoa fibs" the program I was using, didn’t work as well. So I looked on the App Store and found this beautiful program! Some reviewers don’t seem to realize that this program only gives you access to “fibs” which you do have to sign up for a free membership. If you don’t like fibs, don’t blame “Backgammon Online”. It would be like blaming Safari for the bad content on the internet! Anyways it is a beautiful program that works very well, would just like to see the “Lobby” work a little better, then I will give it the full five stars!
DO NOT BUY THIS GARBAGE!
The app requires user to send an email to an administrator. The approval process is not automated. The person that approves accounts denied my wife because I already have an account. Why do accounts require approval? Didn’t I pay for this app? Why dont you approve the user before they waste money buying this garbage app?
So far..not so good. Can't open it. Wrote for tech help…so we'll see.
Boring and one sided...
As an avid backgammon player, this game is boring as hell. Only played the online version and the game is completely one sided. I ignored the previous rolls because I thought they were related to only the computer play, but even the online play has major flaws. You are either getting ALL the rolls or your oppoinet is. Streaks are an understatement… Also the game shows no intution, for example, if your opponet is blocked out and has a piece off the board, why waste the time to have them roll?!? Might be good to learn with, but for someone who knows even just the basics, I would save your money...
One of only two expertly-written programs
The FIBS program is only one of two backgammon interfaces written by and for top-level backgammon players. The other is BGBlitz by Frank Berger. The bots have been intelligently and thoughtfully developed over many years, and are unlike any backgammon programs available online today. Access to FIBS became difficult until now, thanks to this app.There is a difference between getting beaten by an expertly-programmed and refined bot and a bot that has stacked algorithms to make it appear they have the edge. 99% of the programs do not have the expertise, and definitely do not take the time, to write an intelligent program. If you really want to learn backgammon, FIBS (or on your computer, BGBlitz) is the way to go.