Hankering to play other Backgammon enthusiasts on the Internet?
is offering its new game
Backgammon Deluxe v1.0
as a free download.
The game features support for Mac OS X as well as Mac OS 8 and higher, and this initial release supports Internet-based multiplayer support only. Freeverse indicates that a future 2.0 shareware release will add solo play against the computer.
Freeverse’s own GameSmith online game matching service is supported — to use it, you’ll need to register an account, which is free. And like other online games that Freeverse has created, Backgammon Deluxe sports “Emotidoll,” a visual chat feature that helps you express to your opponent your state of mind in graphic and vivid detail.