How to play Follow the Leader Dart Game Rules
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Follow the Leader Darts Game Setup
Players’ names appear on the scoreboard in any order. A throw of one dart each at the bullseye, with the closest player throwing first and the furthest throwing last. In subsequent games, the first player that gets eliminated in the previous game goes first and so on. Track the number of lives each player has on the scoreboard.
How to Play Follow the Leader Darts Games Rules
Playing this game is simple yet fun. The game is similar to ‘Horse’ in basketball. The game is recommended for groups of 3 or more players. Players have 3 lives.
The first player sets a target
To set a random target, the first player throws a dart left-handed (or right-handed if left-handed). The exact wedge or bullseye the dart hit is marked on the scoreboard. You would mark “S5” if the dart lands in the 5 between the triple ring and the bullseye. A triple 5 would be “T5”. A dart landing between the double and triple rings would be called “B5”. D5 is written if the dart lands on a double 5.
Next player attempts to hit the target
The next player must attempt to hit the same target. Players have 3 dart throws to hit the target.
The player who hits the target sets a new target
If you hit the target, any remaining darts may now be used to mark a new target.
If you hit the target with the third dart, you pull all three darts and establish a new target. You may stop after hitting the target. The last dart thrown at the board is the new target. It is only the last dart that counts, not the other darts.
Lose a life if you miss your target after 3 throws
If you do not hit your target during your turn within your 3 throws, you lose 1 life. You have 3 lives. You are out of the game if you lose all of your lives.
Target remains the same if you miss
If you miss the board with the last dart, the target remains.
Target remains the same if everyone misses
No throw is necessary if you set a target and all other players fail to match it.
Keeping the same target number is an option. Risking taking a turn means you must hit the target just like everyone else. You lose a life if you miss it as if you did not set the number.
Winning Follow the Leader
The last player standing / survivor is the winner.