# Darts Game All Fives

# How To Play

The Darts Game All Fives

#### ALL FIVES also known as Fifty One by Fives(51 by 5’s)

The **Aim / Object of the game**: Is for **each player to throw** his/her round of **three darts** in **such a manner**, that the **total score** of the three darts accumulated, will **always be divisible by 5**. If **ANY** of the 3 **darts** in such a throw by the player, **fall / bounces out** or **hits the outside number ring**, then **such a throw** will **count as SCORE ZERO**.

Please note these abbreviations: |
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Pts |
= | Points | |

B |
= | Bull | |

S/B |
= | Single Bull | (25 score) |

D/B |
= | Double Bull | (50 score) |

S20 |
= | Single 20 | (20 score) |

D20 |
= | Double 20 | (40 score) |

T6 |
= | Treble 6 | (18 score) |

S = Single D =Double T =Treble / Triple B =Bull |

**The scoring works in the following manner:**The total **score of three darts** thrown must be **accumulated**, and **IF the score** is **divisible by 5** THEN each **“divisible 5”** counts as **1 point**.

#### For Example:

Darts | 1st | 2nd | 3rd | Score | ||||
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Hitting | 5 | 2 | 8 | 15 | = | 3 |
Points | (15 divided by 5 = 3) |

Hitting | 10 | D20 | T5 | 65 | = | 13 |
Points | (10+40+15=65 div. 5 = 13) |

**Playing the Game**:

**Determine who throws first** by allowing each player to throw one dart “**closest to the bull**”. If some players are very accurate, then everyone should throw at the double bull with their **least accurate hand** and the player who is closest to the bull throws first, 2nd closest second and so on.

**Players 1**:

**Throws** his/her round of **three darts**. Let’s assume he/she hits **T20** with the **1st dart**, **S10** with the **2nd dart**, **D8** with the **3rd dart**. The 3 throws hit accumulated was **60**(T20) + **10**(S10) + **16**(D8), which **totals 86**. **86** divided by **5** equals **17.2** which **means** the score accumulated in this throw of 3 darts **WAS NOT DIVISIBLE by “5”**. **SCORE=0**

**Players 2**:

**Throws** his/her round of **three darts**. Let’s assume he/she hits **D6** with the **1st dart**, **T16** with the **2nd dart**, **S20** with the **3rd dart**. The 3 throws hit accumulated was **12**(D6) + **48**(T16) + **20**(S20), which **totals 80**. **80** divided by **5** equals **16** which **means** the score accumulated in this throw of 3 darts **WAS DIVISIBLE by “5”**. **SCORE=16** (16 x 5 = 80)

The **winner** is determined by the **first player** who **accumulated 51 Points** or more.

**Interesting Tips**

- Every dart must hit the inside number ring i.e. every dart must count otherwise ZERO SCORE.
- If one dart fall or bounces out then, ZERO SCORE.
- To make it a bit
**tougher**or**more interesting**, the game can be changed to**penalize the player/s**if a “dart bounce out” or if the score was “not divisible by 5”. Such a penalty could be**1 point**for**BOUNCE OUT’s**and**2 points**for**NOT DIVISIBLE BY 5**or vice versa. Player/s can determine this.**Eg.**- If the player’s
**score accumulated**with his/her**last throw**was**86**(example above) and his/her**total points accumulated**through throws of**previous games**so far is**19**, then**after the penalty**(where 2 points are deducted for “not divisible by 5”), his/her**points accumulated**, would now be**17**. - With a
**bounce out**the player can**only loose**a**maximum of 1 point**, because a**bounce out**means**NO SCORE**.**Total score**are**not counted**for that round thus s/he**cannot be penalized**for “**not divisible by 5**”. - If his/her
**total points accumulated**for**previous games**so far,**are Zero**,**nothing can/should be deducted**.

- If the player’s
- If you
**find it difficult**to**hit a score divisible by 5**then focus on throwing at the “numbers 5 and 20”, which are “**nabor/nabour segments**” or the “**10 and 15 segments**”, because they are**easier to hit**and if all 3 darts land here, your**score will always be divisible by 5**.