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Prisoner

 

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Players: Best played with 5 or more people plus but can be played with 2

Prisoner darts game is best played with a group of players around the clock on the outer part of the dartboard. Miss and leave your dart in the dartboard. It is a prisoner of the board! Your opponent(s) can capture your dart, or you may be lucky to win it back!

 

Rules:

The object is to be the first to shoot "around the clock" one dart in each number from 1, clockwise, to 20.

Each player should throw one dart at the bullseye. The closest to the bullseye goes first, and the furthest goes last.

The first player tries to hit one dart into each number in order, starting with the number 1, but the scoring target is only from the triple ring to the double ring. (triple and double included)

After number 1 is hit in the playable area, the next target is 18 and so on, clockwise around the board.

If the player's dart misses the board (outside the doubles ring) or bounces out, the dart is left on the board for one turn. The player throws only two darts the next turn and may pull the lost dart for use in the next turn.

Now for the Prisoner part: If the player throws a dart into the area from the bullseye to the triples ring (inner bullseye and outer bullseye included), the dart is left in the board and is a "Prisoner". A prisoner dart remains on the board until any player (including the player who threw the dart) hits the playable area of the same number (in the case of the bullseye, hitting another bullseye captures the prisoner). Once a player captures a "prisoner", the dart is theirs to use for the rest of the game (unless it is lost similarly).

If there is more than one "prisoner" dart that may be captured, they may only be captured one at a time. For example, two darts in the small 18 between the bullseye and the triple ring must be thrown into the playable area 18 to capture them both.

After the first "prisoner" is captured, one player will have four darts to use, while the player who lost the dart has only two. By the end of the game, you might be playing with seven darts, and none of them might be yours!

Play continues until one player has thrown a dart at every number from 1 through 20 in the target area. The first player to do this wins the game. It sounds crazy, but it can be a lot of fun.

 

 

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