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Review of Backgammon Playing Sites

 

 

The following is a review of backgammon sites that are acceptable for play. Our default site is Safe Harbor Games in the Doubling Cube room. 

 

GammonSite: Customisable board (lighting, angle, checkers, background), play against bots of varying strengths (including in 2 tutor modes), email box for leaving messages for friends if not online, individual chat windows with each of your online friends(up to 20), built in web browser, hosted tourneys, groups can set up their own tourneys, set font for chat and smileys included, lots of sound and graphic preferences. Also has built-in multi-language chat and displays tourney times and other times in your local time. Money games and tourneys available through the Gammon Ventures page.
30 day trial membership but then must pay to join ($40/year) if you want to participate in public lobby chat, maintain a rating play tutor bots (ExtemeGammon bot always available though), or play matches longer than 3 pts. Earn free days by winning tourneys.
Safe Harbor Games This is our default site in the Doubling Cube room. Has a superior Friends utility and shows the status of players (online, DND, offline, busy). Friends appear at the top of the player list in the room. Has resumed matches autosave logs. An excellent 3-D board with options for colors. Has rated matches and tourneys and multiple lobbies. You can play and kibbitz any number of matches. Play only in yellow dice rooms. Social rooms do not guarantee random dice. Premier login allows an associated icon and ability to find where friends are.
Piranha Gammon
Has online messaging and friends list and saved games. Has the best board I've seen. Has an onine dice analyser to give you stats in a particular match.
No text or emoticon options and the messaging sends a new window each time you send a line.

GridGammon:
The software hasn't changed since the it's inception back before the turn of the century. Fonts are fixed. Name options are limited to alphabetic characters. To become a member you must be referred by an existing member and they will require a lot of personal information to ensure you are who you say you are. Don't expect a quick response. Application for membership can take months.

Ability to get the recent player history of any player. You can leave messages for players who are not online. Online matches are restored but unfortunately the log is then broken into separate parts. Many world class players have played there since its inception. Premier membership $150 a year. Unable to get any information as to what this entitles you to but includes money play. Has daily tourneys but only one lobby.

SimplyBg: Sign up is free and your name is your playing nic. Interrupted games are stored on the server and rating is via the standard ELO rating system. No download required. Realtime game stats show dice totals, moves made, hit counter, # of doubles, and # of blocks, and complete game play history for the entire match. Premium membership required ($18 for limited package, $25/year for pro pack) to be able to save dice logs, review the match online and play unlimited length matches. No friends list but you can get a list of previous people you have played or current matches being played.)


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