David's Backgammon


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Good News - Absolute Backgammon (including acey deucey) for the iPad is in the App Store!

App Store link to the iPad version of Absolute Backgammon

You can gift the game to someone by selecting "View in iTunes" then selecting the down arrow next to the button to purchase it.

Veiw the manual for it - Manual for Absolute Backgammon/Acey Deucey for the iPad


Ready for a fun game of backgammon?

David's Backgammon works with all versions of OSX including the new Mavericks! Also the windows version works with Windows 8! Both Absolute Backgammon and Absolute Acey Deucey Backgammon also work with all version of OSX. Links to them are below.

Mountain Lion Instructions for starting the game

David's Backgammon has been one of the best backgammon games for the mac and windows for over 15 years. Since its introduction in 1996, it has been improved and made to work on all of the versions of the mac and windows operating systems, including Mountain Lion and Windows 7 . It has 5 skill levels for all levels of play and about any option/feature you could think of. If you are just looking for a fun game of backgammon or want to learn how to play better, you won't be disappointed.

David's backgammon has many features that will help you increase your skill level. Not only can you enjoy playing David's Backgammon while you learn, but it can make you a much better player so that playing other players will be more enjoyable and profitable.

Below you can download a demo version of the game, then farther down you can order the game, using your credit card, from PayPal or Kagi. My address is below so you can order it by mail if you wish.

Feature List

Other games I have created and sell are:


Absolute Acey Deucey (Mac only - includes backgammon and 5 other variations of backgammon)

Absolute Backgammon (Mac only )

Absolute Farkle (Mac only - an addictive dice game that goes by many other names)


The current versions work with the new Yosemite and Windows 8 (and older versions of the operating systems). There are older versions of the game that work with previous versions of the operating systems. Look down farther to find them.


Download David's Backgammon

David's Backgammon v6.4 (for all versions of OSX after Tiger including the lastest - Yosemite)

David's Backgammon v5.9.5 (for OSX 10.4 Tiger and earlier versions of OSX)

Mac Version History

David's Backgammon v5.6 for Windows XP and later in ZIP format

Note: if you are using a version of Windows after XP, you can speed up piece movement by right-clicking on the game (dgammon.exe), then select properties in the popup menu. Then select it to be compatable with XP service pack 2.

Windows Version History


I have versions that work with older versions of the operating systems for both the Mac and Windows. Email me if you need one of them. I will give you a download link.

I am always trying to improve the game. Please feel free to let me know about problems or give me suggestions for improving the game or the documentation. That includes strategy. I will fix any problems and make a new version available soon after learning about a problem.

Purchasing David's Backgammon

Click here to pick 1 of the 5 ways to pay.

Backgammon Rules


You can email me (David) at macgammon@aol.com for the Mac version or wingammon@aol.com for the Windows version.



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