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Dartboard Games, Sudden Death

Sudden Death and Variations

 

This is a multiplayer game and suitable for pre-match team warm-up.

 

Rules

This game is quick and very simple to play. Each player has three darts to score as much as they can. The scores are recorded, and the lowest-scoring player is eliminated.

The remaining players throw again, and the lowest-scoring player again is eliminated. You continue to play until only one player is remains who is declared the winner.

 

Game Variations

If there are only five players, you can consider having two rounds each. i.e. player one throws three darts, and their score is recorded. Once all players have thrown, nobody is eliminated. Player one then throws their second set of three darts, adding this score to their first throw. When all players have thrown twice, and their total scores are counted, the player with the lowest score is eliminated.

Another variation, again only used if there are a small number of players, is to give each player three lives. They played as before, and the loser of each round loses a life. When they have lost all their lives, they are then eliminated. The winner, as before, is the last player standing.

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 #01 / 501 / 301 Darts Game
'01 / 301 / 501
Game Rules

THE MOST PLAYED GAME IN DARTS ’01

The rules are simple, but mastering the game is hard, as any dart player will tell you. The most common version is 501.

 

Around the Clock - Darts Games
Around the Clock
Game Rules

Around the Clock / Around the World

Various names are given to this game. Easy to play and great for beginners to help hone their skills.

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180 Around The Clock another Darts Game Written by David King
180' Around the Clock
Game Rules

180 Around the Clock

Unlike the basic Around the Clock game, this game is entirely different. Design by David King, this game may look straightforward, but you will soon become addicted as you try to better your score. The game can be used as a practice game or against others. It will improve your throw for other games like 501!

 

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Baseball Darts
Game Rules

Baseball Darts

Has any American or Japanese darts fan may tell you, you can buy dartboards designed for this game. However, here are some rules to play on a standard dartboard. This game is not to be confused with the famous ‘Dartball Dart’ game.

 

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Battleship Darts
Game Rules

Battleship Darts

David King's version of Battleship Darts. This game is based on the pen-n-paper grid game, but the dartboard segments replace the grid. Use the bullseye as a radar vessel identifier. The first to destroy their opponent's fleet is the winner.

 

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Chase the Dragon
Game Rules

Chase the Dragon

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Cricket
Game Rules

Cricket

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Cricket (Wickets)
Game Rules

Cricket - Wickets and Runs

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Follow On / Follow the Leader
Follow On
Game Rules

Follow On / Follow the Leader

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Football
Game Rules

Football

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Grand National
Game Rules

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Halve it!
Game Rules

Halve it!

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Hare & Hounds
Game Rules

Hare and Hounds

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Game Rules

Ho No!

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Game Rules

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Game Rules

Killer and Blind Killer

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Knockout
Game Rules

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Loop / Loopy
Game Rules

Loop / Loopy

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Mickey Mouse
Game Rules

Mickey Mouse

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Mulligan
Game Rules

Mulligan

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Nine Lives
Game Rules

Nine Lives

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Game Rules

Noughts and Crosses / (Tic-Tac-Toe)

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Prisoner
Prisoner
Game Rules

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Shanghai
Game Rules

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Shove Ha'Penny
Game Rules

Shove Ha'Penny

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Snooker
Snooker
Game Rules

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Sudden Death
Sudden Death
Game Rules

Sudden Death

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The Preston Game
The Preston Game!
Game Rules

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Tennis Darts
Tennis
Game Rules

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My thanks to Richard Cotterill and Keith Black for designing this game for initial inclusion on one of my other dart websites. The rules are quite detailed but worth the effect if you want something new to play.

 

Game Dartboards - Dartboards Designed to play cards, golf, snooker etc
Game Dartboards
Game Rules

Game Dartboards

If you are not a 501 or cricket darts enthusiast, then you may like to know dartboards come in a number of designs to play one or two specific games. Popular boards are casino oriented along with games based on other sports, Golf, Snooker to name just two.

 

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