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One of the best things about darts is the wide range of different games you can play. Baseball darts is one of these fun and unique games that combines the best of two classic sports: baseball and darts.
If the standard 501 game type is getting a little mundane, and you want to spice up your dart life, why not play baseball darts! In this piece, we will discuss the rules of this dart game, how to play, how to score, and most importantly, how to win! We’ll also take a look at some tips and tricks for becoming a master at baseball darts and how you can get the competitive edge over your friends.
Buckle up darts fans… and baseball fans, because this is the crossover you’ve been waiting for!
What is Baseball Darts and where did it come from?
Darts has a long and rich history that can be traced back all the way to the Middle Ages. King Henry VIII of England was an avid darts player, and there are many references to the game in historical documents from that time period. However, it wasn’t until the early 1900s that darts began to really take off as a popular pastime.
That’s all well and good, so what is this baseball dart game all about? Originating in Canada in the late 1990s. It quickly gained in popularity, and today, it is enjoyed by people all over the world.
The basic premise is this: two teams compete against each other to see who can score the most points by throwing darts at a board that has been divided into innings and bases. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins!
Sounds super fun doesn’t it, but I can hear you asking, what equipment do I need to play this?
What equipment do you need to play?
The beauty about our great game of darts, you have a board, and some darts, and you can play literally hundreds of different darts games, keeping you and your friends entertained for hours.
To play darts of the baseball variety, you will need the following equipment:
A board that has been divided into innings and bases (a standard dartboard will work)
Two teams of two players each
Ten darts per person (you can reuse darts if you do not have 10 each)
That’s absolutely it! We told you it was simple.
Now, you’re ready to play ball!
What are the rules of Baseball Darts?
The basic rules are very simple: two teams compete against each other to see who can score the most points by throwing darts at a board that has been divided into innings and bases. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins!
It’s worth noting that there are some variations on these rules, so it’s important to check with your specific league or group before playing. For example, some leagues may allow teams to steal bases or have other rule changes that add an extra layer of excitement to the game.
Let’s go over step-by-step how this dart game is played.
Each team starts with two players.
One player from each team throws three darts per inning, for a total of nine innings.
The goal is to score as many runs as possible by hitting the different sections of the board.
Hitting the bullseye scores a run, hitting the outer ring scores two runs, and so on.
The first team to reach 21 runs wins the darts game!
If you’re still a little confused, don’t worry, it will all make sense once you start playing.
How do I score a Baseball Darts game?
Scoring is extremely easy, making it one of the most widely adopted games on a dart board – anyone can understand, enjoy and play this game.
Like we said before, each team has two players, and each player throws three darts per inning for a total of nine innings. The goal is to score as many runs as possible by hitting the predetermined sections of the board. Hitting the bullseye scores a run, hitting the outer ring scores two runs, and so on. The first team to reach 21 runs wins the game!
It’s really that simple.
What to do if the game ends in a tie?
Wow, we have a great game on our hands, but what do we do if we have a tie after 9 innings? Pack it up and go home? Of course not, we are competitive and want a winner!
If the game ends in a tie, there are a few different options that can be employed to break the tie. The most common method is to have each team throw one dart per player, with the team that scores the most runs being declared the winner. This is the quicker way to finish off the game.
However, if you’re in it for the long haul, just like baseball, continue to play extra innings until there is a clear winner.
Tips on how to get better at Baseball Darts?
Now you know how to play, let’s talk about how you can dominate your friends and be the ultimate baseball dart champion:
Practice makes perfect – The more you play, the better you will get. It’s that simple.
Stay focused – When playing, focus on your aim and don’t get distracted. This will help improve your accuracy.
Use your imagination – the game can be played in a variety of different ways, so use your imagination and come up with new strategies to take your opponents by surprise.
Stay calm – If things are not going your way, stay calm and don’t let it affect your gameplay. Remember, mistakes happen, just focus on the next dart.
Have fun! – Above all, remember to have fun, relax and enjoy yourself! That’s when you play your best.
This is just a small teaser on how you can get better at darts, read our full guide here.
Wrapping up this guide
We hope you enjoyed reading this guide and it has helped you understand how to play baseball darts. This game is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re looking for a fun way to spend some time with friends or family, or want to add an extra element of competition to your next dart night.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start playing! Who knows, you might even be the next baseball dart champion!
What is Baseball Darts?
Baseball Darts is a game that can be played with two or more people. The objective of the game is to score runs by throwing darts at a board that has been divided into innings and bases.
Do I need special equipment to play?
Absolutely not, just your standard dart board and some darts, and you’re good to go.
Where did Baseball Darts originate?
Baseball darts originated in Canada in the late 1990s. Some people do believe it originated in the United States earlier than this.
How long does a game of Baseball Darts take to play?
A typical game of baseball darts takes about 30 minutes to play. However, this can vary depending on the number of people playing and the level of experience.
Can I play online?
We’ve done our research and sadly we can’t find anywhere to play this game online. Hopefully someone reading this will go and build the platform so we can all play baseball darts online!
Is baseball darts hard?
No, baseball darts is not hard. In fact, it’s a pretty easy game to understand and play. However, like with any game, the more you practice, the better you’ll become.
What is a bullseye in Baseball Darts?
A bullseye is the center of the dartboard and is worth one run. The outer ring is the second ring from the center of the board and is worth two runs.
What is the objective of Baseball Darts?
The objective of Baseball Darts is to score as many runs as possible by hitting predetermined sections of the dartboard. The first team to reach 21 runs wins the game.
What are other games I can play on a dart board?
There are many dart games you can play on a dart board, including:
Around The World
Many, many more