## Backgammon Tournament is Over

A year ago we decided to start a Backgammon Tournament. Even though it was not a real tournament, a lot of people participated, and we did give away a lot of coins (These coins can only be used in the iTavli game). We learned a lot from this experience, and now, it is time to…

In order to play an online game on your computer you need to login. This is not required on the mobile version nor if you want to play a game against the computer. We offer three different methods for login: Login with a password: Before you can use this method you need first to SignUp.…

## How Unbiased the Dice Really Is?

It is time to check whether the dice is unbiased or not. Now, with the help of the online game, we can determine the performance of the algorithm for throwing a dice by computing the sum of rolling two dice. In the article on “Possible Outcomes of Rolling Two Dice“, we studied the probability for…

## Private Rooms, iOS version

An iTavli user can play an online game by following the next 3 steps: Send an invitation to a player If that player accepts it, the game will commence If not, the user would send an invitation to another player, and the above process repeats Even though this is a fairly easy to do task,…

## Recent Changes in the Online Game

The iTavli application supports Online Gaming for more than 5 years now. During this time period many things have changed, but our philosophy for online gaming stays the same: We give full control to a user on the game. Thus, a user is allowed to select the opponent and the game that (s)he wishes to…

## iTavli Mobile Version 4.9

We are pleased to announce that version 4.9 for mobile devices is available. This version has a new UI to play a local game, a new UI to select a player for an online game, and a new code for the online gaming. Also, in the Settings screen we set if we wish to play…

## Priming Game

A Prime is a row of spaces that is occupied by checkers and is blocking our opponent (or us). The effectiveness of a prime is determined by its length, and by the number of checkers that are blocked (or trapped) behind it. According to the article on Possible Outcomes of Rolling Two Dice, all numbers…

## Statistics Screen, Player’s Profile, mobile version

In the article Statistics: Keep Track of the Online Score we described the process for calculating the online score, and we presented a few screenshots of the Statistics screen for the Web version. In this article we focus on the mobile version. The process for calculating the online score is identical to the one used…

## Statistics: Keep Track of the Online Score

In all platforms, a user can view the online score of all players who have played at least an online game. In the mobile version, there is a search bar that enables you to search for a given player. Here, we briefly describe how this score is computed. Note that we use the words “Score”…

## Russian Narde, Plakoto Express and Khacapuri

The iOS version 4.8.1 and the Android version 4.8.2 are released and support these three variants. The Web version already supported them. Russian Narde In the Russian Narde game you place the checkers like in the Narde – Fevga game, and you move them counter – clockwise. You are not allowed to hit your opponent’s…