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Absolute Backgammon                 


David's BackGammon


Fantastic Checkers

ICC for Mac                 



Aki Mahjong Solitaire                 

Mahjong Palace

Mahjong Solitaire Epic

Mancala 2000                 



American History Lux


Lux Delux

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Icon Absolute Backgammon 8.9.0

This is a demo version of the game that will allow you to finish a random half of the games. It can be made fully functional by entering the password/activation code. Use the Registration menu in the game for information on registering/purchasing and obtaining a password.
The game can use other boards/skins that can be found on my Other Boards web page. Use the Registration menu in the game for the link to the boards and the Help menu for how to use them. It should be worth your time to check these out. There are some very attractive boards.
The game has the ability to be played using one of several languages. Currently, besides English, French, Italian and German are available.
  • License: Shareware, $25
  • Developer/Publisher: GammonSoft
  • Modification Date: December 31, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 8.6 MB

DownloadiOS File Size: 17.5 MB

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Icon Aki Mahjong Solitaire 1.2

Aki Mahjong Solitaire for MacOS X elegantly blends the ancient Chinese game of Mahjong with an enchanting journey across Japan. It's a modern fusion of two ancient Asian cultures, and is as much an experience as it is a game. Aki Mahjong Solitaire is easy to learn even if you still haven't mastered chopsticks, so don't hesitate to dive right in. We think you'll soon find yourself captivated.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Developer/Publisher: Ambrosia
  • Modification Date: May 15, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

DownloadUniverasal Binary File Size: 21.1 MB

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Icon Mahjong Solitaire Epic 2.2.4

Mahjong Epic has been enjoyed by millions of people for more than seven years. This new and improved sequel brings the game to all new heights!
Because of its simple rules and engaging game play, Mahjong Solitaire has become one of the most popular games in the world. Whether you only have a few minutes to spend, or many hours, Mahjong Solitaire Epic is your perfect companion.
  • License: In-App Purchases of $3 to $5
  • Developer/Publisher: Kristanix Games
  • Modification Date: October 3, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 37.9 MB - App Store

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Icon American History Lux 1.12

American History Lux is a computer strategy game that takes you through the wars that have shaped American History.
Start with the colonization of North America and the rise of the United States. Follow with the World Wars and US overseas campaigns. Every war comes as a realistic map outlining the important cities and geography of the time. Background information and links to full Wikipedia histories complete your interactive learning experience.
  • License: Shareware, $5
  • Developer/Publisher: Sillysoft Games
  • Modification Date: January 4, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 9.8 MB

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Icon BGBlitz 2.8.4

BGBlitz, the Swiss army knife for Backgammon currently has the following blades:
* Play Backgammon or Nackgammon against a world class opponent or play over TCP/IP.
* A configurable tutor helps to improve your play.
* Rollout positions. Use the variance reduction to achieve faster and more precise results.
* Choose between several themes. See the themes page.
* Train your skill with quiz databases.
* Train your cube handling in match play.
* Replay your games with BGBlitz or other matches from Fibs, GamesGrid etc...
* Collect matches in databases.
* Convert from/to different match-formats and to HTML.
* Use the endgame database.
* Completely internationalized. Current languages are English, German, Dutch (Roger Troost), Italian and French (Radu-Dan Sabau), Spanish (Jose Manuel Solis Preisser), Danish (Soren Pingel Daalsgard), Hebrew (Shahar Tal), Swedish (Peter Nevalainen) and Turkish (Ozgur Albayrak). Thanks to all of them.
* and more......
  • License: Shareware, $23
  • Developer/Publisher: Frank Berger Software
  • Modification Date: October 22, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 119.7 MB

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Icon Cassio 8.4

Use Cassio to play the game of Othello against the program. Review and analyze games. Browse through the WThor database for instant access to 90000 tournament games. Practice your endgame skills by solving graduated puzzles... Cassio is a powerful, simple, fast othello board for Mac OS X.
Cassio is distributed as shareware, with its source code available free of charge (source code in Pascal, 3.3MB). Note however that no feature is disabled in Cassio if you don't pay the shareware fee, and that there is *no* painful reminder dialog, either. In that context, shareware means honor : if you like Cassio, please consider paying it.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Developer/Publisher: Stephane Nicolet
  • Modification Date: October 8, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 192.1 MB

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Icon David's BackGammon 6.4

David's BackGammon has taken many years to get it where it is now. I have taken extra time to make it into a quality, full featured program that is very easy to use. I think you will find that it is one of the best (if not the best) backgammon programs available for personal computers.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Developer/Publisher: David Byrum
  • Modification Date: March 24, 2015
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 2.2 MB

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Icon Dominoes 4.0.1

Dominoes is one of the most well known games, and has been played around the world for hundreds of years. There are many variations on the game, and this software knows how to play 16 of them, from straight forward Draw, Block and Muggins, all the way up to the more eclectic Matador and Mexican Train. Three different computer skill options are offered, to challenge all levels of players.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Developer/Publisher: Mike Perry/Allgood Software
  • Modification Date: October 28, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.6 MB

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Icon Fantastic Checkers 1.0.10

Fantastic Checkers is a great version of this traditional board game. It has beautiful graphics, nice background music and a nicely tuned AI with multiple levels of play for fun at any level. There is also a two player mode so you can play against a friend. If you are a fan of checkers (draughts) you will love this game.
  • License: Buy, $1
  • Developer/Publisher: EnsenaSoft
  • Modification Date: October 25, 2017
  • Requirements: macOS 10.13 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 28.6 MB - App Store

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Icon Goban 4.7

Use Goban to play the game of go against the program. Play with people on the Internet go servers or your local network. Observe live pro and amateur games on IGS, The Internet Go Server. Review and analyze games. Browse through joseki or fuseki libraries... Goban is a powerful, simple, fast go board for Mac OS X.
  • License: Buy, $10
  • Developer/Publisher: Senten Sari
  • Modification Date: February 6, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.8 and higher

DownloadMac File Size: 45.4 MB - App Store

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 10.2 MB - version 3.2.12

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Icon ICC 1.0r7587

ICC for Mac is a new client for the Mac. ICC for Mac will allow members to participate in prize tournaments and it offers much of the same functionality as the other Mac and Windows interfaces, with a more intuitive graphical user interface. ICC for Mac is designed to allow new members to quickly find their way around ICC, while adding such powerful new features as an embedded chess-engine.
  • License: Free To Sign Up $10/month membership
  • Developer/Publisher: Internet Chess Club
  • Modification Date: November 4, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 64.2 MB

DownloadiOS File Size: 42.2 MB

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Icon Lux Delux 6.59

Lux is a game of strategy and domination inspired by the board game Risk. Control your armies to conquer and hold strategic countries on the map. The object of the game is simple: Take over the entire world!
Easy Network Play and Challenging Artificial Intelligence
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Developer/Publisher: Sillysoft
  • Modification Date: August 6, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

DownloadMac File Size: 208 MB

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Icon Mahjong Palace 1.1

Game Features:
* Fun and Addictive Tile Matching Game
* Multiple Layout Options
* Multiple Background Options
* Multiple Tile Set Options
* Integrated Layout Editor
* Hints
* Reshuffle Option
* Much More...
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Developer/Publisher: Glenn Seemann
  • Modification Date: July 19, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 11.7 MB

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Icon Mancala 2000 1.3.3

Mancala 2000 is based on the ancient game Bao (known later as Mancala), first played in East Africa. Mancala is played by many tribes throughout Africa, most of whom play their own slightly different variation and have their own special name for it such as: Wari, Warri, Ware, Walle, Awari, Aware, Awaoley, Awele, Oware, Owari, or Wouri. Names of Mancala games are generic referring to all Mancala games in a particular region rather than a particular variant. These names include Bao, Soro (Choro or Solo), Mangola, Gabata, Mulabalaba, Ayo and Sadeqa. Of course these can refer to specific Mancala variants, too.
The best known Mancala games are Ayo from Nigeria and Wari which is played without much variation across West Africa and much of the greater Caribbean area. There are several main ways that Mancala games differ from one another. Most obviously the number of rows on the board differentiates Mancala games into three sorts - two rank, three rank and four rank Mancala.
  • License: Shareware, $5
  • Developer/Publisher: Sandy Knoll Software
  • Modification Date: March 7, 2014
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 7.7 MB

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