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Dartboard Games, 180 Around the Clock

One of the most addictive games and practice routines out there! – Another darts game design by David King

 

A lot of games have been around since the early 1920s. However, I have played for several decades and over the years, I have also written and played numerous games. One of these is 180 around the clock. This game has proved very popular amongst players and has been reproduced on some of my other websites,

I designed the game mainly as a practice routine, as not many regular practice routines solely focus on treble scoring. I evolved it into a game, but you can use your own score to set your next target.

I have also provided a guide based on regular pub/club players, league or more competitive town, and county pro to judge how good you are. Some have even recorded and posted their feat on YouTube, so how good are you?

Many people play around the clock to help improve their accuracy on the board. Around the clock is also a good game for beginners as it focuses on different individual targets. But here is a variation which I call 180! Around the clock.

First of all, this game or practice game is not about scoring 180s. It is about practising trebles around the board. The game can also be played against an opponent or on your own.

 

How to Play

You throw three darts at each number in turn, aiming for the treble, i.e. 3 darts at treble one. If you hit a single one, you score 1 point if you hit a treble, you score 3 points. The most you can score in any throw is 9 points by hitting three treble ones. Hitting a double, but are considered as a poor throw and only score 1 point.

Regardless if you hit a single or treble, you move to the next number, in this case, number two and repeat the feat. A single two scores 1 point, and treble scores your 3 points. You continue around the board until you have completed all twenty numbers and then add your total. If you throw three trebles on each throw, you will score 180 hence the name!

If you are playing this game by yourself, I suggest you set a target, i.e. 60 points. You only need to hit three singles in each number to achieve this target number. If you are a regular player, set this target higher I suggest 75 – 80. Alternatively, keep a running total of your scores and aim to better the score the next time you play. You will be surprised how this basic game will improve your overall game and become addictive as you try to improve your score.

Remember, doubles are considered a poor throw in this game should you hit only score 1 point for these should you hit one.

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Playing as a Game?

If you play the 180 as a game against friends, then you can add an extra dimension to it.

One hundred eighty can be played with two or more players, but this extra dimension can spice the game up a bit more.*

* If a player fails to score on a number in a round of three darts, their score becomes frozen, and they proceed no further. Other players continue until 20 or until they miss a number and become frozen. The highest total wins.

- Enjoy -

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