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GNU Backgammon
Plays and analyzes backgammon games and matches

GNUBG is a strong backgammon program (world-class with a bearoff database installed) usable either as an engine by other programs or as a standalone backgammon game. In addition to supporting simple play, it also has extensive analysis features, a tutor mode, adjustable difficulty, and support for exporting annotated games. It can be played either from a GTK+ graphical interface, optionally with a 3D board, or from a simple text console.

It was at first extensible on platforms that support Guile.


User reference available from

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:gnubg


version 1.05 (stable)
released on 20 April 2015

VCS Checkout

cvs -z3 co gnubg


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License:GPLv3genium7 September 2015

Leaders and contributors

Joseph Heled Contributor
Joern Thyssen Maintainer
Joern Thyssen Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking,

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisitegdbm
Weak prerequisiteguile
Weak prerequisitegtk
Weak prerequisitereadline

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 September 2015.


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