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How to Play Cricket Darts

Cricket Darts is a popular, simple dart board game for everyone to play! Here are the rules and everything you need to know on Cricket Darts. You can find out about other Dart games to play here.

What is the object of Cricket Darts?

The objective of Cricket is to close out numbers 15 to 20 and the bullseye and obtain more points than the other team.

How do you set up Cricket Darts?

For this Dartboard game, you will need, a dartboard, minimum of three darts and a Scoring sheet or a Cricket Scoreboard.

Step by Step Rules on How to Play Cricket Darts

How to play Cricket Darts

Get the step by step rules on how to play Cricket darts.

Decide on starting player

Each player throws a dart onto the dartboard. Highest scorer is the starting player. Next player is the next highest scorer and so on. If tied, tied players throw again.

Throw 3 darts and aim for 15 to 20 and Bullseye

Throw 3 darts and try to hit numbers 15 to 20 and the bullseye.
If you hit any other number, nothing happens

Closing out numbers 15 to 20 and the Bullseye

When you hit numbers 15 to 20 and the bulleyes eye 3 times, you close it out.
Once a number is closed, begin scoring points every time you hit that number.
When both teams have closed out a number or bullseye, it is no longer in play and neither team can score points on it.


For numbers 15 to 20, hitting the outer ring of a number counts for two times the value and hitting the inner ring counts as three times the value.
For the bullseye, the outer ring counts for one and the inner circle counts for two).

End of Game and Winning

If you close all numbers (15 to 20) and bullseye first and have the most points, you win. If tied on points, the first player/team to close all is the winner. If you close all first, but have lower points, continue to score on any numbers not closed by your opponent until you score higher points and win. If your opponent closes all before you can score higher points, they win.

Materials: A dartboard, 3 darts Scoring sheet or a Cricket Scoreboard.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cricket Darts

How do you win in Cricket Darts?

To win in Cricket Darts you need to be the team that closes out the board with most or equal points

What numbers are in Cricket Darts?

Only the numbers 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and the bullseye are in play

Do you have to go in order in Cricket Darts?

Numbers do not have to be opened or closed in any particular order and multiple numbers can be hit in the same turn

Can you tie in Cricket Darts?

In the event of a tie, each player throws another dart until there is an obvious winner

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