One of the many great things about playing darts is the variety of dart games you have from which to choose. Some favorite dart games include: Ace, Count Up, High Score and Nine Dart Century.
Rules for Playing Ace
Ace is a great dart game you can play to improve the accuracy of your throw. Though rules can be altered to play on a basic dart board (by randomly drawing numbers from a hat, for instance), Ace is meant for play on electronic dart boards. On an electronic dart board during each turn, a random number comes up for each player. The player must hit his or her assigned number during that turn in order to score points. The points increase when the number is hit more than one time; the highest score wins and points do not increase if the player misses. An example: six points for a double bull's eye; four points for a single bull's eye; three points for a triple; two points for a double; and one point for a single.
Rules for Playing Count Up
Rules for Playing High Score
Rules for Playing Nine Dart Century
For the dart game Nine Dart Century, each player has nine darts. These darts are thrown over the course of three turns. The players must bring their scores as close to 100 as they can without going over 100; players are out of the game, or "busted," if their score goes over 100. Any dart thrown that hits beyond the scoring area results in a player's score being dropped to zero. There is no penalty for bounce-outs, but they carry no point value.
Some people mistakenly think that the only reason to play dart games is to hit the bull's-eye. This couldn't be further from the truth! There are myriad games that involves all sorts of strategies.