As you might have noticed there is a large variation of backgammon styles. In Backgammon Masters you can play backgammon, narde, nackgammon, old English backgammon and tavla. However in money games you can only play a few variants. To change online game settings you have to click on the green text under “Start game”.
In “Game Settings” section you can choose matching for several styles simultaneously. This means that server will try to pick an opponent who wants to play the same backgammon style. If you chose several styles you should indicate priority. Server will try to pick an opponent in backgammon style with highest priority.
In “Backgammon Masters” each player can take part in challenges, a type of regular tournament where players compete for the title of the best player of the week.
Such challenges can mark various events such as Christmas or Day of the Project. Players compete against each other in money games during the week. Winner gets chosen at the end of the week.
You can find the challenge information and take part in the “Quick game” section of the game lobby. Click “Continue”, choose the backgammon variant of your liking and take part in the challenge!
2) Challenge rules
Challenges are held every week. Challenge begins at 12:00 GMT on Monday and ends at 11:00 GMT next Monday when results of the challenge are published.
Registration is open from 12:00 GMT on Monday to 10:59 GMT on Sunday. You won’t be able to register if less than 24 hours are left until the end of the challenge.
Challenge games are open from 12:00 GMT on Monday until 9:59 GMT next Monday. You won’t be able to play Challenge games if less than an hour is left until the end of the Challenge.
Before clicking “Take part” you have to choose a backgammon variant. Currently challenges are being held in backgammon and narde. You can take part only in one variant at a time.
You have to pay a buy-in of 2000 gold coins for participation. After paying the buy-in the coins will be credited towards your Challenge balance. The games in Challenge are also held for gold and you are risking only the amount deposited. You can play at any time during the week.
After each game your balance will grow or reduce. If you are a beginner you should avoid higher bet games or else you can lose your balance really quickly. If your balance falls below 10 coins you won’t be able to participate in the Challenge games anymore.
However, if you don’t have enough gold for the next game you can refill your balance. To do this use the “refill” button. Refill will also cost the same amount – 2000 gold coins.
Don’t play high bet games if you aren’t confident in your abilities. Also if you start participation straight from the first day you will have a higher chance to rise in the “Weekly Leaderboard”!
During the challenge you can observe the competition in the form of a leaderboard.
Drag the Challenge board to see the list of most active players for the week. To get featured in this list you have to acquire lots of coins on your Challenge balance. The more you win the higher you rise in the leaderboard. You can find your current position in the “My position” field.
Leaderboard becomes available after at least 100 players have joined the Challenge.
In “Backgammon Masters” you can acquire magical chests which contain various fun cards, for example, golden dice or board stickers. You can use the cards to customize your board and surprise your friends and other players.
Collectable cards can only be found in chests. You can acquire the chests in challenges. Participate in the challenge, collect the necessary amount of gold and you will get a reward chest.
The indicator showing progress towards a chest can be seen in the Challenge window. Once the indicator is full you will see a reward chest available to collect. Open the chest right away and collect some wonderful rewards!
Open gallery to find all the cards you have acquired. Gallery is available in the left profile window.
Keep in mind that you can acquire only 5 reward chests per Challenge. Each next chest requires more gold to unlock than the previous one.
Remember that your losses are also taken into account. The more you lose, the less chance you have of opening a chest.
Chart below shows how much gold you need to acquire to unlock the chests:
chest 1 – 1500 coins
chest 2 – 3000 coins
chest 3 – 7000 coins
chest 4 – 20000 coins
chest 5 – 65000 coins
Keep in mind that each new chest will contain even cooler cards. What do you think you will find in the 5th chest? What is even more interesting is the fact that cards in chests are based on themes which represent the current Challenge. For example, during Christmas you will find unique cards which are not available at any other time of the year.
Make sure to participate in themed Challenges since that is when you can find the rarest of cards!
Winners are announced at the end of the week on Monday at 11:00 GMT. All the players who got into the leaderboard get back all the gold they won during the week and the first place gets a golden medal and their profile gets displayed at the honors board during the next challenge.
It’s ok if you are not online during this moment. You will see a notification with your results once you log in. Any rewards to winners will be given out automatically once the players log on. If you participated in last week’s Challenge you can always see the results. Open the current Challenge and click on the “Leader of the previous challenge” button.
Holidays are finally here and so is the new update for Backgammon Masters. This has been an interesting year as we have prepared a completely new and never before seen feature in game of backgammon – surprise chests that contain awesome decorations for your board, checkers, new dice and new emotes!
There will be various ways to acquire these chests. Right now you can try your hand at the weekly challenge, winners of which will be awarded with a chest.
In the year 2020 we look forward to further developing this system to make the game more customisable, unique and more fun to play. We believe the chests and sticker cards should add a new twist to the ancient game of backgammon and provide basis for more fun updates and cool events in the future.
Also, don’t miss out on our 50% gold discount special offer during the Holidays!
Change list for 1.7.39: – Holidays and New Year is here! Let’s celebrate in a warm and cozy atmosphere. – Try the new game mode – Weekly challenges! The idea of challenge is simple: winners get everything, losers get nothing. During the challenge for each 10 wins player gets a chest. What’s inside? Win and find out! – Small changes in gallery section – Added option to delete chat messages – Bug fixes
We are happy to reveal update 1.7.37! We are holding a special event “Halloween” during which regular tournament winners will get a chest with a unique gift. From now on during each Holiday players will be able to win unique themed rewards just for the specific event. Players will be able to select the acquired stickers, dice and emotes to make their board and game more unique. We also changed the background illustration for main menu and added a melody. We hope you’ll enjoy it! There have also been several bug fixes which we received player complaints about.
Added a gallery section where players will be able to choose board and checker stickers, unique dice and emotes
Gallery will get filled with cards which players will find in reward chests
Event: Halloween! Regular tournament winner gets a chest which contains one of several holiday cards
Changed background image in main menu
Added background music in main menu
Added “Music” option in game settings to disable background music
Added option “Show stickers” during the game. Players who prefer a “clean board” can disable this option in right side panel during the game
Update 1.7.36 has been released! Now you can communicate with friends with no limitations and for free! A new chat tab “Friends” has been added where you can choose a friend to open a private chat channel with. You wanted it? You got it! Now you can play with your friends for gold. We will be implementing some very interesting changes to the game in the nearest future which you will definitely like.
Change list for 1.7.36:
Fixed a logical error at the end of the game which didn’t allow match to finish
Added ability to play gold games with friends. In these games Elo and experience cannot be gained.
Chatting with a friend is now free. A “Friends” tab has been added in chat- Unfinished messages are saved
Improved news feed format with images and polls
Player profile has been redesigned with added avatar
We are happy to announce update 1.7.29. We listened to you, the players, and continued to improve the boards. This time the white board was improved. We are also aware that plenty of players prefer the default wooden board. This is why we added a separate option that allows you to always play on the default board. We also added a “bet locking” option, so you can be sure that you will always match opponents only at the selected bet. Full list of changes can be seen below. Enjoy the game!
Change list 1.7.29:
– Added “bet lock” option – Added “Board numeration” – Added “Wooden board by default” option – Fixed bug upon backgammon win calculation – Fixed bug upon bearing checkers off the board – Updated the white board
We are pleased to announce a landmark update 1.7.26, which is about to change the game forever!
We have implemented an automatic opponent matchmaking system so you won’t have to choose with whom to play, but will be automatically given a random opponent.
You can still choose to play with a specific player, but only in friend games. In the nearest future we will add a levelling system. Follow our news and updates!
We removed boards from the shop, since now they are available to all the players and each bet has a corresponding board. The chosen bet is being reduced every 20 seconds to speed up matching with an opponent. You can vote on your favorite boards here.
We have also updated the chat to be full screen and include more text. From now on in chat each player is displayed with their avatar next to the message. We have also combined emotions and quick phrases in a single section as an additional tab in chat.
Previously quick phrases were not convenient to use, you had to open chat to read the message. Now quick phrases are displayed immediately next to the players avatar. We hope you will appreciate this update.
These are the major changes, full change list can be seen below. We are happy to work on this project and hope to release more exciting updates in the future.
Enjoy the game!
Change list 1.7.26: – Implemented automatic opponent matchmaking – Each bet now has an appropriate board – Tournaments are now held on a different board – Rematch in gold games against a single player is available only one time. Meaning – Two players can play a gold game against each other only two consecutive times – Level system has been abolished and starting Elo is now equal to 1500. Elo has been recalculated for each player – Added option to invite a player to friends after a game – Added sounds for emotes – Chat has become full screen to make it easier to communicate – Quick phrases and emotes are now on a single screen – Disabled game chat between opponents in gold games and tournaments. Communicating with opponent is possible via quick phrases and emotes. If you want to have a chat with your opponent add them to friends, since chat is available in friend games – Emotions and quick phrases now appear next to player’s avatar – Removed boards from the shop. All boards are available to all players depending on the bet – Added some new emoji – Minor graphical changes – Minor changes