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Top 3 Best Backgammon Applications to play Backgammon on iOS & Android

Nowadays a lot of things can be done on mobile devices and backgammon is no exception. One can find plenty of apps to play on, through social media or else. But if there are a lot of options out there, that doesn’t mean that they all are equal in terms of quality. One of Backgammon-rules.com goals is to make you save time by telling you which apps deserve your attention. With our Top 3 best backgammon applications to play on mobile and tablets, you are sure to go for the best all the time.


1 – Gammon Space

Gammon Space is already on our top 3 of the best platforms to play on your computer. But it is good to know that they also provide an exceptional mobile experience. You can find them on the Google Play Store for Android and on App Store for iOS. Both versions are equal in terms of quality and content. You will find the same great features as the desktop version such as the daily free-roll tournaments, the match game and the money game. You can also very easily switch from the fun mode to the real money mode as everything is simple and intuitive. Having the power of Gammon Space in the palm of your hand is a real pleasure and you will certainly never be bored again on the bus or in your doctor’s waiting room.

Backgammon Rules Ranking: 9.3/10

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2 – Lord of the board backgammon

Lord of the board backgammon is an app available on Android and iOS devices. The main reason we like this app is because of its simplicity and its great graphics. Lord of the board requires you to connect with your Facebook account in order to enjoy the full experience. Thus you can challenge your friends or the entire world for a game in one of the beautiful boards that the app has to offer. New challenges are updated every day and the player community is so big that you will always find an opponent to play with. If you like to play backgammon on the go mainly for fun, Lord of the board is the app you must download.

Backgammon Rules Ranking: 9.3/10

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3 – XG mobile 

XG mobile is the portable version of the most powerful backgammon software XG 2. The mobile version doesn’t have all the features as the desktop version but it is still very complete. XG mobile is not an app to play against other players online but to play against the super neural net AI of the software. After each game you will see your PR and your level of play. By activating the tutor mode, the computer helps you improve by telling you when you are making a mistake and inviting you to reconsider your choice. You can also set up a position, from your last live game for example, and the app will tell you what the best move was in this situation. It really is a wonderful tool to improve and to learn from your mistakes. The only thing compared to the other app on this top 3 is that XG mobile is not free. To purchase it you will have to spend around $15, but it is definitely worth it.

Backgammon Rules Ranking: 9/10

Check out our full review of XG Mobile:


You don’t have any more excuses not to practice your backgammon skills everywhere you go. With our selection, you are sure to play on the best backgammon mobile app available, so what are you waiting for? Download them now!

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About the Author: David Ridel

My name is David, I have been passionate about Backgammon for many years now. I play actively live and online to perfect my knowledge and become a backgammon master. It’s a long and difficult process, but I am determined to progress and I hope we will help each other on this website.

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  3. Hi. I’m new to backgammon and I want to play with my friends online, but… I have an Android phone and a Windows PC; my friends have IOS. We all use BGNJ that has that capability, but I have not found a way for it to play between my PC and my friend’s Apple. Do you know if that’s possible?

    I play the android BGNJ app through a program called Bluestacks that allows me to display the app on my Windows PC (for the larger screen). It works great to play against the computer, but while the app has the ability to play online with others, it only seems to work between Apple devices and they use an IOS program called Game Center to play together. Do you know if there’s a way to make BGNJ work for online matches between my android/PC and their IOS devices?

    If no to the above, do you know of an app that I can use with my Windows PC to connect with my Apple friends so we can play together? Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    1. Hi, Paul. To play with your friends on a multi-platform software, I advise you to download the Gammon Space app on your PC (also available on Mac, IOS and Android). You can create an account for free and play with your friends in the free money mode. You can also create a free account on Backgammon Galaxy, that you can use through your internet browser on your PC and any phone without a problem. Another solution would be to play on a social backgammon app like “Lord of the board”, on witch you can add your friends via Facebook and send them request to play against them. I hope you find what you are looking for and I’m glad to hear that you just started backgammon. It is always good to have new players in the community.May the dice be with you!

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