Popular Darting Games
3. Suggested dart finishes
There are many ways to enjoy darts - many games that will challenge your skills. Below, to get you started, are the basic rules for three of the most popular dart games. The first four points are common to all of these games.
Each player takes a turn in rotation, throwing 3 darts.
A player must hit a "double" before any score is counted. See diagram 2 indicating the wires on the outer rim of the board. When a double is thrown, that dart will count, as will any following it.
To win, a player must reduce his score to exactly zero, and the last dart must be a double. For example, if you need 41 to finish you could do it with a single 9 and a double 16.
Except that the "double" is not required to begin scoring, "501" is played the same as "301". Scores are subtracted from a starting point of 501, and the rules to finish on a double are the same as 301.
The only numbers played in Cricket are 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and the bull. 1. The object is to 'close out' each number by scoring three 'marks' in each. For each number, it can be one triple, a double plus a single, or three singles. Since, there is no triple for the bull, you close it out with either one double and one single bull, or three bulls. 2. After a number is 'closed', additional points may be scored only if the other player has not yet scored three hits and closed it. 3. Your opponent cannot earn points on any number you have closed, but can prevent you from scoring more points when he scores three hits to close it. 4. To win, you must close all of the numbers and have higher points than your opponent.