Homepage: https://nikpapa.com/index.html (uniextract and launch)The aim of the Palamedes project is to determine if it is possible to create expert game AIs for popular backgammon variants using techniques similar to what is used by strong backgammon programs. The project currently supports the Greek Tavli variants (Portes, Plakoto, Fevga) as well as other popular variants like Narde, Nackgammon, Hypergammon, Takhteh and Tapa. Each game's expert AI is build using neural networks trained by millions of self-play games using advanced reinforcement learning techniques.
AnyGammon - Extending backgammon games to any board size.
https://nikpapa.com/AnyGammon/index.html (unzip and launch)AnyGammon is a game that aims to extend the classical game of backgammon and other popular variants to any board size. Currently users of AnyGammon can play the variants Portes(Backgammon), Plakoto, Fevga collectively called Tavli (Greek backgammon) using board sizes from 8 to 40 in increments of four.
Status (of both programs): Not portable - Writes to HKCU\Software\TavliGUI
NOTE: Neither program requires or (in testing) even asked for access to the Internet.