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Top 20 Dart Games to play with your friends

Dartboard games are perfect for playing amongst your group of friends with drinks, whether it be at the bar or home! Here are 20 of our favourites with some basic dart game rules too

how to play cricket darts

Cricket Darts

For intermediate/advanced dart players.

In Cricket Darts, your goal is to close out numbers 15 to 20 and the bullseye and get more points than the other team. A number is closed out by hitting it 3 times. Once closed, you can start scoring it every time you hit it. 

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How to play 301 darts rules

301 Darts

With straightforward rules and simple scoring in 301 darts, any player can take up the challenge of landing double and triple scores as fast as they can.

Learn 301 Darts

How to play around the world darts

Around the World Darts

Around the World Darts is a popular and simple game. Start from 1 and work around the board to 20. Any number of players can play. Perfect warm-up game.

Suitable for all levels of dart players.

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How to play Halve it Darts

Halve it Darts

Halve It Darts is played by aiming at numbers 20, 16, Double 7, 14, Triple 10, 17 and Double Bull. Each player gets a 3-dart turn and must be played in consecutive order

Suitable for Advanced players

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How to play Knockout Darts

Knockout Darts

This 10-15 minute game for 2-8 players is the perfect game if you enjoy head-to-head elimination. The first player throws 3 darts, trying to get the biggest score possible, followed by the second player. Lowest score out of the two gets eliminated. This repeats until the last man standing wins the game

Learn Knockout Darts

How to play gotcha darts

Gotcha Darts

Gotcha caters to any amount of players. You agree on the number of points to win. Each player gets a three dart turn with their current total of points marked next to their name. Be the first player to score the exact number of points agreed upon. 

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Grand National Dart game allows unlimited players and is around a 60-minute game You must hit each number on the board in an anti-clockwise direction, hitting the next number, or you are out. First around to 20 wins.

Play Grand National

How to play Tic Tac Toe Darts Rules

An easy 2-player game where you throw darts to close out numbers that relate to Tic-tac-toe squares. 

Play Tic-Tac-Toe

How to play 9 Lives darts

Nine Lives Dart game is an elimination game for 2 or more players, where players start with 3 lives. Players go around the dartboard in numerical order, losing a life if they fail to hit the number they are on. 

Play 9 Lives

How to play Follow the Leader Darts

This game allows for an unlimited amount of players. The goal is to be the last person standing. One player throws a dart and the rest aim to hit the same number with their three darts. 

Follow the Leader

How to play Killer Darts Games Rules

Players draw a number between 1 and 20 to determine their game number and get three lives. Your first goal is to hit the double ring for the number you drew, three times to become the“killer”. As the Killer, you take someone’s life when you hit their double ring.

Killer Darts

How to play Shanghai Darts game rules

Players start with 1 and try to hit a single, treble and double on that particular segment. You win the game if you do this, but if nobody does, try again in the next round.

Shanghai Darts

How to play All Fives darts

All Five Darts

This game can be played with any number of players. Choose a total target and throw three darts per turn, aiming for a number divisible by five.

All 5 darts

How to play Football Darts

Football Darts

Football darts is based on American Football and is suitable for 2 players. Players try to score touchdowns using the dartboard as the field.

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How to play Sudden Death Darts

Sudden Death Darts

One of the simplest dart games. Throw 3 darts, score your points, and don’t be the one with the lowest score or you are eliminated.

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How to play Hare and Hound Darts

Hare and Hounds Darts

Players need to toss a coin to begin and the player who wins the toss is the “hare” whilst the opponent is the hound. The hare needs to travel clockwise around the board, beginning at 20 and wins if they return to 20 before the hound catches them.

Chase the Hare

How to play Scram Darts

Scram Darts

This is a two player game where one person is the “stopper” and the other the “scorer”. The stopper prevents the scorer by getting their darts into the number segment’s first. The stopper aims for three highest numbers.

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How to play Warfare Darts

Warfare Darts

In this game, the dartboard is split into two halves and the two players or teams are assigned a halve. Each number on the dartboard represents a soldier, meaning each team has 10 soldiers each. Players try to take out as many of their opponent’s soldiers as they can by hitting their numbers.

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How to play Call 3 darts

Call Three Darts 

Call three targets for your opponents and they score points if they hit them. An easy dart game for all!

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