Compared with some other skillful activities, it takes just a short time to learn how to play darts - and you can have a lot of fun while learning. Plus, you can play darts in a league, with a group of friends, or alone. This fantastic game of swiftness and accuracy has also become all the rage as an online or electronic dart game.
Eventually, darts became popular outside of the standard pub or bar scene. The National Darts Association was founded in 1954, along with the establishment of many darting competitions for the enjoyment of people from all walks of life.
Darting can be a fun way to spend hours of enjoyment with your family and friends. Basic dart supplies for setting up a darting area in your own home include a cabinet or a dart backboard, the dart board, and a set of darts. Most darts are crafted from silver or nickel, brass, or tungsten. The sets themselves range from pricey tournament quality to the less expensive sets to suit those who are just starting out. You can set up your darting area anywhere - a garage, basement, porch, or recreation room - just remember that the area should not be a high-traffic area for children to play or for walking, especially when using steel tip darts.
Different Dart Games
There are many different ways to play darting games. High Score is a great game for beginners. 01 is famous in British pubs, along with Cricket and Shanghai. For High Score, players take alternate turns, throwing three darts at each turn. Points are tallied and darts removed after each player's turn. Hitting highlighted spots bring double points - tripled for the inner highlights. The Bulls eye is worth 50 for the inner area and 25 for the outer edge. Keep in mind that house rules may vary.
Joining a League
Darting leagues exist in many cities, similar to softball and bowling leagues, and require a fee to join. Teams in the league usually have four to eight members, and generally meet once a week for playing. After playing a variety of games throughout the season, the league's winning team will be determined.