Unsure of how to count points on a dart board? This guide will help you out!
Whether you have a traditional board (for steel points) or a plastic/electronic board (for plastic points), note that the point counting system is the same.
A dart board is divided into 20 areas of the same size and 2 centres. Each zone is numbered (values from 1 to 20) and divided into sub-zones.
Each player will throw 3 darts, and the goal is to get as many points as possible.
When a dart reaches this area: the value of the points are equal to x1.
So if your dart hits 5: you score 5 points.
This zone is the easiest to achieve as it has the biggest area.
When a dart reaches this area: the value of the number is equal to x2.
So if your dart arrives in this area of number 5: you score 10 points.
When a dart reaches this area: the value of the number is equal to x3.
So if your dart arrives in this area of number 5: you score 15 points.
The center of the target is divided into 2 areas:
The first circle (green) is equal to 25 points and the second circle (red) is equal to 50 points.
Now that you've learnt how to count points on a dart board, you might have guessed that getting a triple bull's eye (50x3 points) is not the area that scores the most points.
The area that has the maximum points is the triple 20 (60x3 points).
This is why it is this area that players target during the championships.
In a throw of 3 darts, they can score a maximum of 180 points.
As you can see, darts can be played in many different ways.
This is the most standard way you can play darts, but if you're playing casually, these rules do not have to be set in stone – feel free to invent your own.
But most importantly, have fun!