Play one of the oldest board games in the world...Backgammon! Remove all of your pieces from the board before your opponent.
Backgammon requires you to move your checkers after a roll of two dice. The number of dots on each die dictate your options. For example, if you roll a five and a one, you must move a checker five points forward, and a second checker one point forward.
down the slide I go.......1789 to 1525 in the last two days without a win, all the while watching the program babysit my opponents in every way possible.........computer refuses to play me at this point......haha.........anyone seen "Groundhog Day"?........yeah, it's like that
okay.......really tired of sore losers who act like 4 year olds here......ie: stalling the time clock, or leaving the game without resigning..........im gonna start calling you out one at a time......"buckeye 1957", your're first..........(to be con't)
@DonHarris .......wow!.....haha.....I just hit the "ignore" button while im smokin his arse.........jk.........i think im 3-2 against him.......(trouble is, with so many profiles I never know who "him" is)
@michaeltodd0305 You should of said you never know who "Him/Her" is. Here are three basics of "Him/Her" or AKA Sivers type of play. When " Him/Her" aka sivers is losing, "Him/Her" aka sivers will start to cuss you out. Remember "Him/Her" aka sivers doesn't know many big words that are over four letters long. If the cussing doesn't bother your, or you hit ignore, He/She (sivers) will start playing slow by using up all the clock. His/her (sivers) final act will be to then cuss you out and then start crying and quit.
@siversuxbig1s@michaeltodd0305 .........gotta be honest in fairness............i played him twice without hitting "ignore". I think we split those two, but he didn't cuss me for it...........i guess i got nothin bad to say unless I see it firsthand........just bein fair
@ DonHarris, Your got that right Don, but his buddies are not only in his boyfriends pants, xxxxsivers wants to be buddies with what's in every guys pants. Sivers is what's called a Mans' Man. If you know what I mean????
@DonCoyote, DonHarris, Sivers is an idiot, lives in his momma's basement and tends to miss a most of his daily medications. I use to keep a list of all his names, but he kept coming up with so many new ones that I was running out of paper. Now get this, the last time I played him, he was playing under the name Auntree199, he told me that the reason he chose that name was because he felt like he was a woman trapped inside a man's body.
I have had trouble starting against a live opponent because the screen looks backwards. I had played for years only one direction against a computer on a Direct T.V. Backgammon game - and when I play against THIS COMPUTER, well, the screen does set-up the pieces in the direction I am used to - BUT- even at the middle level of difficulty- although I am able to win now and again - WOW! -- any SLIGHT mistakes or "questionable" plays causes the computer to capitalize ALMOST EVERY TIME - The computer seems to have been programmed to take a little extra pride in knowing what roll is needed to take full advantage AND QUITE OFTEN when the SLIGHTEST opportunity presents itself for the computer to do so.
@BGmaniac Some people like to double just so they can get more stars. What the stars are good for, I dunno. I won't double unless the other person ask me to so that they don't have to resign and kind of save face.
@blackjkdealer@BGmaniac ..........i dont see the point of doubling unless you're in match play, race to five wins..........many will double only when they think the game is well in hand hoping to scare you off into resigning. Don't fall for it.......it means nothing.........I'll accept just to see how the game turns out, and at times will bring my opponents regret for daring me.........the only purpose doubling may serve in "quick play" that i see is simply speeding up the dice rolls...................which brings me to this.......does anyone know the best way to counter an opponent stalling the clock in hopes of doubles, other than cursing them?
i just play the game as is . no sense trying to get aol to revise it
doubles are meaningless as well as gammons.i was trying for months to reach 1800 and than said ' why " . would get close and then the game changes and would crash .
i find it interesting chatting with players from all over the world as well as the repeat players you hook up with . the maddening aspect of it all is waiting for an opponent . have'nt figured a way to speed it up . sitting there like a dummy is exasperating , but if thats the way it is until something changes we are all in it together . play for the joy of competetion and let go of the rest .
Here's an interesting tidbit. Every time I play against the computer. if I get put on the bar. It always takes me between 8 and 12 rolls go get off said bar if their are 4 or less spots open. Yes I have counted the rolls and sometimes I have taken hits and put on the bar just to see how long it takes to get off. I have also noticed that when playing a person the dice seem to favor one person or the other quite a bit with a lot of doubles and much needed rolls game after game. It would be nice if they would fix the dice programming and this so called scoring system
This game is no fun the computer cheats!!! I have played Backgammon, the Russian and Acey Deucey versions of Backgammon against live opponets sitting across the board from me and neither myself nor my foe has EVER had a series of losses like I have experienced in this game in the last three weeks!! YOU NEED to get REAL.
To show you how screwed up this site is. I played against my other account. This account has never lost a game, because I rig it to win every time. The information on that account shows that I have lost 23 times. I do not know where or how they figure the win loss ratio. There is something crooked going on. What advantage is it not too have random dice throws I do not understand? Why rig a great game like Backgammon ????
@ls90larry ......i used to think the program would punish you by rewarding your opponent for making non-prescribed moves to teach you to become a better player..........threw that theory out long ago..............is the point of the program to keep everyone in the 1550-1750 range?...........good players have no chance to maintain anything over 1800.........and from this point on, I'm assuming anyone with 1850 or more has a seperate profile to build the rating........and the purpose of this is.........? Idunno, what is it? a trophy?.......cash prize?......admiration from other cheats to see their profile name on the leaderboard?.........and why do these rating cheats scatter like roaches when the chance is there to play them? ..........all they have to do is play with themselves a few games to get thier precious rating up to where it was after they lose.
my last opponent was awarded no less than 3 sets each of double 5s and 6s to smoke my arse.......the following game i was awarded the same to smoke his.......thank you so much, games.com, for taking one of the world's most beautiful and cherished games into your hands and molding it into a steaming pile of $#!t............effing amazing
Most people who play on this site do not realize that the program has a
flaw. They say, if you don't like it, you do not have to play it.
Since most people do not care the program will never be fixed. If the
dice were really random, the skilled Backgammon player would win 90% of
the time and the site/game would be boring. So the computer has to keep
everyone some how in the game. Hats off to those who keep those high
ratings and can stay in the rating game. I want to know how the computer
targets you for good rolls or bad rolls. If you play long enough, you
can predict the rolls and see the computers flaws. Try this, if you
have two computers log in on two different accounts and play your self,
you will see all the flaws in the program. Question? How come you almost
always roll double 6 the first time on the bar. In real Backgammon the
odds are 37 to 1 to roll double 6, so why does double 6 come up most of
the time when you first get on the bar?? Also your opponent rolls
doubles on their 2nd or 3rd roll most of the time. The double 6 roll
comes up two or three times in a game, if you roll real dice it just
will not happen. Real Backgammon players play with rounded edges and
corners on their dice, those are the real Backgammon dice. This site
uses square dice and this has too be the problem..... It is always in
@ls90larry .......and I cringe every time I get off to a fast start........i could have a 100 PIP lead, and incredibly lose via exact blot hits at exact times, followed by being left stranded on the bar by 2 occupied slots, followed by multiple doubles, and occasionally arrogance from said opponent who more than likely wouldn't have a clue on a real board.
@michaeltodd0305@ls90larry ......... I have two accounts. Play one against the other until one gets to a high rating. Let one win and the other lose until it is back down 1496. Play the low rating on line until it is built back up. Then you will have one that has a high rating and one thats is normal.
@ls90larry ........true, Larry.........I don't know how it is the same cast of people manage to maintain 1800+ ratings..........I keep going through the same cycle......build up to 1750 or so, then lose to anyone and everyone until I'm down to 1500..........then back up the ladder I go
God forbid you play the game any way different than what the program wants you to play!!.......I have no problem blitzing and/ or leaving blots for the sake of position and laying the groundwork for future moves, but damn, if the program doesn't approve of it, you pay the price......first, it gives your opponent an exact roll to nail a blot, then it won't let you off the bar (no matter how many slots are open), then it gives your opponent doubles (typically 4s, 5s or 6s)........I've seen this pattern enough to almost call out what's gonna happen before it happens..........it either gets them back in the game, or puts them in such a big lead you resort to a back game........but you're not done being punished.........as they bring their checkers toward their homeboard, they're allowed consecutive small doubles, and small rolls to avoid leaving blots you can hit to get back in it...............these clowns couldn't program a calculator, let alone random number generating software.................i know, "it's free so don't complain"...............I'd rather pay for fair play.........any suggestions, anyone?
@michaeltodd0305 We all would rather the game be more fair and it is not like AOL don't have the program for one to be.. I first started playing aol BG over 15 years ago .. they charged 99 cents an hour to play here then.. And it was best site on the web.
Then they make it free and after a few months they only had pogo bg and it was the worst I ever saw .. only played it a few times.. founds msn bg was great .. they upgraded it and most ppl can't log on now..I can't..I was were u had to have windows 7 or 8 to play and I don't ... but someone told me it was gone...
if any one finds a better site please let me know.. I am with you I would like to see lot fairer game/ when you started on msn bg u start with lower rating as u played u got upgraded and matched with equal player.. you had a friends list where u could add ppl screen names and play that person again.. And if you got matched to a jerk like siverxxx you clicked DO NOT MATCH... AND YOU NEVER SAW THAT NAME AGAIN... THAT WAY YOU DID NOT HAVE TO PLAY OR AVOID JERKS LIKE HIM///I'D PAY FOR THAT...
i may have to resort to that, don.........let's just forget the board, rename the site dedicated to him and turn it into a bash site for entertainment..........never spoken to him, but have seen some of his dialogue..........seems an easy target......haha
@michaeltodd0305 Michael, just grin and bear it. It isn'y as funny as Duck Dynasty but you gotta admit it's pretty damn amusing seeing the computer in action. The added bonus is picking on xxxsivers when you get a chance.