GNU Backgammon

What is GNU Backgammon?

GNU Backgammon is one of the options for serious backgammon players looking for world-class AI opponents. Much like the widely popular Snowie, GNU Backgammon is a neural-net program: that is, it makes use of a computer technology that learns new strategies and tactics independently by playing thousands upon thousands of games against itself. Matched against Snowie in a hundred games (7-point type), it managed to win with a 12-point lead.

The program is able to open as well as save games and is compatible with Gamesgrid and FIBS. The program provides analytical tools and facilities after each game, of course, and will even generate a full-on stats report following a match. Users can ensure that they are actually improving by watching their record on the software. Users can also save the results as TXT, HTML or PDF files. It also has Thorp counts, Kleinman counts, a mapping utility for users to better see the risks of each move, and checker play support. It is skinnable and will run on the majority of operating systems, having been confirmed to run on Mac, Linux, Windows (2000 SP4 to 8) and Solaris.

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File types supported by GNU Backgammon

Our users primarily use GNU Backgammon to open these file types:

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