To get us started on “my” version of baseball for darts. I’ve “borrowed” a great graphic off of another website ( damdartdepot.com/darts/board-basics/board.htm ) so that we are all talking about the same parts of the dartboard. I hope they don’t mind…
Please feel free to copy or spread this version around, I’m pretty proud of it. I do apologize if someone else came up with this first ( such things do happen. ) I really haven’t seen anything like this anywhere else and have put a fair bit of thought into this so that it is “logical” and hence quite possibly already been done…
Please note that a rudimentary knowledge of baseball is necessary to play this game…
Baseball for Darts
- This game works best with teams of two or more per side, only one team will play per half inning until there are three outs. A single player will play until that person is either on base, or out. Three outs of course ends the inning. And the other team then comes up to bat.
- As in baseball, there are only 9 innings in the game, but it can go to 10, 11, 12 etc in the case of ties. Inning one will be number one, inning two is number two, etc.
- The dart scoring works the same for all innings:
- The Inner Bulls eye is a Home Run
- The Outer Bulls eye is a fly ball (you are out!)
- Anything hitting any numbered section outside of the inning number is a strike (three strikes you are out!)
- Anything hitting the black area surrounding the numbered sections (the area between the dartboards edge and the “DOUBLE RINGS” ) is a foul ball (which counts as a strike – except you can’t go out on a foul ball.)
- Anything that misses the dartboard is a pop-up/fly ball (you are out!)
- If you hit the “fat” of your inning number, it’s a ball (4 balls are required to get on first base.)
- If you hit the “small pie” of your inning number, it’s a single base hit and you move to first.
- If you hit the “DOUBLE RING” of your inning number, you made it to second.
- If you hit the “TRIPLE RING” of your inning number, you made it to third.
- Players who “get on base” will not move unless pushed along by further players. For example if you have a player who hit a triple and made it to third, he would stay there until another player is pushed to third (and pushes that player home.) So if a following player hits a double, you would have players on second and third. A person already on second, when someone hits a double would be pushed to third… and so on.
- Only players who make it back to home base in that inning are scored. Your next inning will start with bases empty.
These rules can be modified to make the game easier for younger players, such as the Inner and Outer Bulls eyes both being home runs, and maybe the “fat” of the number also being a single base run.
Or even harder for the more experienced player by making the “fat” a strike or a pop-up and making foul-balls fly balls too…
What the heck, make your own house rules!
I would like some feedback on this, what do you think? Did I come close to what someone else out there has already done? Or is it something new and exciting? Or just too tedious?
This has been driving me crazy for a while now, and I haven’t found a lot of really good dart games out there, especially for kids, hopefully this will be one that gets adopted by everyone…. I’d like to think so.
So maybe now I can get some sleep ( checking the time of this post…. ) Except now my mind is working on some other ideas for dart games…. Boxing…. Hockey….. Oh Nooooooo.