Absolute Backgammon


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Good News

- iPad/iPhone version of Absolute Backgammon (includes acey deucey) is in the App Store!
- Absolute Backgammon 64 is available now! Created new as a 64 bit program (has taken several years to create). You can find it in the Mac App Store or on my website bestbackgammon.com

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.

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


Ready for a fun and instructive game of backgammon?

Works with all versions of OSX including High Sierra and Mojave beta!

Absolute Backgammon is the best backgammon game created for the Mac. 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.

The board style above is just one of many to choose from (more than 30). Click here to view the other board styles

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

Feature List

The current version is 8.9.9


Download Absolute Backgammon

Absolute Backgammon Intel version - works with OS X 10.6 or later including High Sierra and Mojave

If you have an older Mac (pre-intel), you can try one of the following:

Absolute Backgammon PPC version - works with all Macs using OS X 1.4 or later and Snow Leopard with Rosetta. Does not work with Lion

Absolute Backgammon for OS 9 and older versions of OS X in sit format (recommended for OS 9)

Download the manual

I am always working 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.

Version History

Other games I have created and sell are:


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

Davids's Backgammon (for Windows and Mac - my original and still updated backgammon game)

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


Backgammon Rules

Read a review at mac.informer


You can email me (David) at absolutegammon@aol.com



Purchasing/Registering Absolute Backgammon


It is $25 for the password/activation code for the demo version that you have on your computer. There are 3 ways to purchase the game. You can pay using your PayPal account, you can order using a credit card through PayPal. You can send a check or cash in the mail.


Updates will be free for 12 months after purchase. Just download the new version and it should work as registered. If not, email me for help.


When purchasing, please include the version of the game you have and the 3 letter ID from the game. You can find both by using the Purchase menu in the game or view them on startup of the game. If they don't get included with the order, you can email them to absolutegammon@aol.com

Credit Card or PayPal account (you don't need a PayPal account)

You can order thru PayPal using your credit card or your PayPal account. If you use your PayPal account, you can use absolutegammon@aol.com as the email address to pay or click on the link below:


Order using PayPal


The payment is to David Byrum.



If you mail your order, it would be very helpful if you would fill in and print out the Registration letter. Use the Registration menu in the game. Then send it to:


David Byrum

16181 SE Lillian Ct

Portland, OR 97267




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