4 Ways to Play Darts

Video: 4 Ways to Play Darts

Playing darts is a fun way to spend time with good friends or new people. From casual to skilled players, darts is a game of skill that everyone can enjoy, every time. Read on to learn more about the arrangement of the darts board, the technique of throwing darts, and the different ways to play them.

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Method 1 of 4: Understanding the Board and Scoring System

Step 1. Understand that all darts are the same

The boards are numbered from 1 to 20 in an orderly manner around the board. You play darts by throwing small darts at different parts of the board while calculating scores during the game.

Step 2. Notice that the board is divided into different sections

Each section has a number associated with that section. If the arrow lands on a green or red outer circle (double ring), the thrower gets double the value of the number in that section.

• For example, if the arrow you throw lands in the double ring at 18, you get a score of 36.

Step 3. Understand what happens if the arrow lands on the red or green inner circle

If the arrow lands on the red or green inner circle (triple ring), the thrower gets three times the number in that section.

• If your dart lands in the triple ring at 18, for example, you get a score of 54.

Step 4. Understand that the center of the board is called the bullseye

This section is further divided into two parts. The inside (usually red) is called the double bull, and the outside (usually green) is called the bull.

• If the arrow lands on the green part of the bullseye, the thrower scores 25.

• If the arrow lands on the red part of the bullseye, the thrower scores 50.

Step 5. Understand that the rest of the board is divided into twenty separate pieces, each with a specific number on that part

If the arrow lands on a (usually) yellow or black (single ring) section, the thrower gets a score according to the number in that section.

• Suppose your darts land on the 18th (but not in the double ring or triple ring area), you get a value of 18.

Method 2 of 4: Throwing Arrows

Step 1. Prepare with a stable body position

You may be tempted to lean forward or backward, but this will make your position less stable than standing upright.

• For right-handed throwers, place your right foot in front. Most of your weight should be on your right foot, although you don't want to lean forward too much.
• For left-handed throwers, place your left foot in front. Most of your weight should be on your left foot, although you don't want to lean forward too much.

Step 2. Keep both feet steady

Of course, you want to keep your balance while throwing. If your body is out of balance, you can drag or press the arrow so that it misses the desired direction.

Step 3. Hold the arrow properly

Hold the arrow with the palm of your right hand (if right-handed) and hold it with your fingers until you find the center of gravity of the arrow. Place your thumb slightly behind the center of gravity of the arrow while placing at least two, and possibly up to four, other fingers on the arrow. Hold the arrow in a way that feels comfortable for you.

Step 4. Keep the tip of the arrow up slightly, and try to move the arrow forward and backward as straight as possible

If any additional movement occurs, the arrow will not fly straight.

Step 5. Smooth the arrow straight ahead

Don't throw too hard. Such a thing is unnecessary and actually dangerous.

Method 3 of 4: Playing "01"

Step 1. Understand that the base game is known as the "01" game

The objective of the game is simple. Each player must reduce their value to zero.

Then why is it called the game "01"? The game "01" refers to the fact that each player always starts the game with a score ending in "01". Individual play usually starts with a score of 301 or 501. In group play, the initial value can be set as high as 1001

Step 2. Mark "oche"

Oche is the boundary line where the dart thrower must be behind that line. It is about 237 centimeters from the board.

Step 3. Throw arrows at the board to determine the player's turn

The player who throws the dart closest to the double bull gets a turn first.

Step 4. Each player takes turns throwing three arrows each

The value obtained by the player is then subtracted from the total value.

For example, if a player starts the game with a score of 301, and gets a score of 54, the new total score is 247

Step 5. As you begin to approach zero, be careful to only hit the area where you need it

This is because there are rules about how to win the game. In order to win, you must reach exactly zero. In addition, the value of the arrow that gets you to zero must be a double value.

• For example, if a player has 2 points left, he must get a double of 1. If that player has 18 points left, he must get a double of 9.
• If the remaining value is odd, for example the remaining value 19, the player can try to get a 3 first to make the remaining value 16. After that he must try to get a double 8 to win the game.

Method 4 of 4: Playing "Cricket"

Step 1. For the game of Cricket, only areas numbered 15 to 20, and bullseye, are used

The object of the game is to "spend" the numbers 15 to 20 three times each; or hit a double ring on a number and hit a single ring on the same number; or directly hit the triple ring.

Step 2. Place the whiteboard next to the game board

In order, write down the numbers 15 to 20 so you can see if a player has hit a number three times, or spent a number.

Step 3. Know that if you have spent a number that the opposing player has not completed, and you hit the number, you are rewarded with that amount

For example, you have spent the number 16 and the opponent hasn't finished it, then your throw hits the number 16, then you get a point of 16.

Step 4. Know that the player who finishes all his numbers and has the most points wins

So, the winner is not who finishes first, but who finishes with the most points.

Tips

• Try to always follow the movement completely. After you throw a dart, don't stop your arm in the middle of the throw. Continue full arm movement.
• Try to eliminate extra movement as much as possible. Any movement other than the one used to throw the dart just wastes energy and reduces throwing accuracy.