# Dart games just for fun

Earlier last year I wrote about a couple of my favourite darts games, (see June 13, 2018 blog re: Cricket and Around the Board) which can be played either for fun or actually used as practice for the more serious darter. Well many customers have asked me what other games can be played to make darts fun when playing your mates, or used as a fun way to practise? Here’s a couple of my favourites:

Killer – This game is best played with a minimum of three players. Yes, as the name states your intentions is to “kill off” or knock out the other players in the game. Start by all players throwing with their off-hand (right handed player throws one dart with their left hand) at the board. Whatever number you hit, that’s your number to protect. No player can have the same number. You start by each taking turns to hit your own number’s double first. Once you do, you are a “killer”. Then as each player takes their turn, as a killer you take shots at the other player’s double. Each player has five lives. The last to survive with lives in tact wins. This can be made easy with beginners playing just to hit the single numbers or for the advanced darter, hit the trebles to kill off the other players. Either way there is skill involved and a bit of fun as well.

Baseball – This game is as the name states, its Baseball but darts style. Any number can play, but it is unusual to have only two players or two teams (like the game of baseball itself). The numbers in play are 1 through to 9. This game is similar to the actual game of baseball. Players try to score as many points as possible per inning in order to win. The goal is to hit the number that corresponds to the current inning. E.g. in the first inning players can only hit a 1 in order to score points. For any inning, a single is one run, a double is two runs, and a triple is three runs. At the end of the nine innings, the player with the most runs wins. If the players are tied at the end of nine innings, extra innings can be played with an equal number of turns per player (just like real baseball) until someone wins.

Good luck and enjoy. Straight arrows everyone.

Paul Webber

Owner – Bullseye Darts