Opening of shop

by 2kbgames

Dear friends! We would like to inform you that the new version 1.4.3 of Masters of Backgammon was published on the AppStore today.

We had lots of discussions regarding the “Surrender” button, some people wanted it removed. We did not remove this option. Now it is possible to surrender only if the outcome of the game is obvious and at least 1 from 30 checkers has already been borne off the board. In the future we are planning to setup specific configurations for internet matches so it is possible to disable Surrender option in the game.

In the update we also noted some important functions: saving of single player game when the application is minimized in background (especially important on older devices), implemented notification of unacceptable movements of checkers, for example, when trying to go from head in Narde and place the sixth checker in Old English (we get mail from players who do not read the rules).

We changed rules in Backgammon and Nackgammon. The game with doubling cube is now executed by the Crawford rule. Upon winning gammon (if the losing player has not borne off any checkers) and backgammon (if the losing player has not borne off any checkers and still has checkers on the bar) have also been implemented.

There is now also an option to change game language in options during the game. To do this go to game options. Furthermore, the language switcher will now show only those messages and news on bulletin board, which correspond to the chosen language. Unfortunately our team can support only English, German and Russian languages.

Finally, the most important feature of the update. We have opened an in-game store in our game which is accessible through the bulletin board. Why is it needed? We strive for simplicity, convenience and beauty, so we decided to transfer the additional game boards to the shop. This will reduce the size of the application and in the future it will allow us to place some very interesting compositions.