How To Play The Darts Game Aces

The darts game Aces (also known as Ace) is fun to play with a friend, and the game also help to improve your accuracy.

Aim / Object of the Game: Is for any player/s to hit a specific number (determined by another player) as many times as possible and accumulate as many points as possible in each turn of throwing 3 darts . The amount of games to be played can be determined by the player/s. A good guideline is to play 3 – 5 games where the players determine the numbers to throw for each other, and then both players throw for bull, after which the points are added to see who is the winner.

The scoring works in the following manner:

Single segments = 1 Point
Double segments = 2 Points
Treble segments = 3 Points
Single Bull = 4 Points
Double Bull = 6 Points

Playing the Game

Player one: Throws any number on the dartboard with his/her least accurate hand (if you normally throw with your right hand then use your left hand or vice versa). If the player hits the outside number ring or throw out of bounds, that dart must be re-thrown. Let’s assume player one hits the number "13" with the 1st dart, number "20" with the 2nd dart and number "6" with the 3rd dart. Write the numbers 13, 20, 6 and "B" (bull) down (in that order), below the name of player two.

Player two: Does the same. S/he also throws 3 darts at any number/s on the dartboard with his/her least accurate hand. Let’s assume player two hits the number "1" with the 1st dart, number "10" with the 2nd dart and treble "3" with the 3rd dart. Write the numbers 1, 10, 3 and "B" down (in that order), below the name of player one.

Player one: Player one now throws 3 darts at number "13", trying to accumulate as much score as possible. For every single13” hit s/he will score 1 point, every double "13" hit 2 points, and every treble (trip/le) "13" hit 3 points. After 3 darts, count the score and record the points scored next to the number "13" below the name of player one.

Player two: Player two now throws 3 darts at number "1", trying to accumulate as much score as possible. For every single "1" hit s/he will score 1 point, every double "1" hit 2 points, and every treble (trip/le) "1" hit 3 points. After 3 darts, count the score and record the points scored next to the number "1" below the name of player two.

Player one: Player one will now do the same for the other two numbers, (20 and 6) written below his name. Last but not least player one will throw 3 darts at the Bull but this time, s/he will score 4 points for every single bull hit and 6 points for every double bull (inner bull) hit next to the "B" written below his/her name.

Player two: Will do the same for the other two numbers, (10 and 3) plus the Bull written below his name.

After both players have thrown 3 darts at each of their 3 numbers and the bull,(Player one: 1, 10, 4 and Bull -and- Player two: 13, 20, 6 and Bull ), it is time to count the total points accumulated (scored) to determine who is the winner and the player with the most points is / can be crowned as the winner.

Side Note:

  • You can vary the game by throwing either 4, 5 or 6 numbers each and then the bull before you count up the total points.
  • A game can consist of throwing at one or two numbers and then bull, and another one or two numbers then bull. You can change it as you like, decide for yourself what is more fun at that point in time.

ENJOY!


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