If you play darts regularly, or even if you’ve only played darts a few times, chances are you are already familiar with the 301 games (and their variations) and the variations of Cricket. But maybe it’s about time you learned to play a new game, learned new skills.
Here are some dart games that you may or may not have already played, but are definitely worth playing. Why not change up your game a bit with some of these different dart games?
This game is definitely for more advanced players. In each round, each player must score a total that is divisible by 5. An additional point can be added for how many times the number 5 is divided by his total score. For example, if a player scored a 4, 3, and 8 for a total of 15, he would score 3 points (5 goes into 15 three times). First in 51 wins.
The player will not receive any points if at the end of the round (three darts), his total score is not divisible by five. Also, there will be no cheats in this game: if the first 2 darts create a score that is divisible by 5 and then the third dart misses, the player cannot get any points.
Nine Century Darts
You know how in Price Is Right, contestants want to guess the price of something as close as possible without going overboard? Well, the ninth century of darts is similar, in a way. Each player gets 9 darts (three turns) to score 100, or to get close to 100 without going over (hence the Price Is Right reference). If you exceed 100, you are out of the game.
To ensure that there are no intentional misses, any darts that fall outside the scoring area must not only be thrown again, but also return the player’s score to zero so that they must start over. (One that bounces is not penalized and no points are counted).
For this game, each player must turn the board from 1 to 20, finishing with the bullseye. For each number, the player can throw three darts. The highest score wins. If this game is not difficult enough, you can make it more difficult by playing double and triple.
These three dart games are just a few of the many other dart games out there. Why not change it? Why not add a little sugar to your coffee or play a different game of darts besides 301 or Cricket?