Whether you’re looking for a challenge, a good game for practicing, or a fun game with friends, the 420 darts game is a great choice. Throughout the game, you will need to throw only at the doubles, hence, increasing your throwing skills at these targets. Interested? Let us tell you how to play.
- Rules to Play 420 Darts Game
- Rounds and targets
- An Example of 420 Darts Game
- Why Should You Play 420 Darts Game?
- Why Is It Called 420 Darts Game?
Rules to Play 420 Darts Game
Here are the rules to play the 420 darts game. You can play by yourself or with other players.
Each player will have 420 by default. The objective of this game is to bring your score down to 0 or less than 0. Whoever does this first will win.
In case you play by yourself, to win the challenge, you must do this (dropping 420 points to 0 or less) within the maximum number of rounds or thrown darts, which we will discuss right after.
Rounds and targets
You will only throw at the doubles, following the ascending numerical order. Begin with double 1 in round 1, double 2 in round 2, double 3 in round 3, all the way to the double 20 in round 20, and finally the bullseye for the last round.
In each round, you will have 3 darts to throw at the corresponding double. After you throw 3 darts, regardless each of them hits or misses the target, you will move on to the next round and the next double.
For example, in round 1, you hit, hit, miss. You move on to round 2, you miss all 3 darts at double 2. You move on to round 3 and double 3, you miss, miss, hit. You move on to round 4 and the game just continues like this.
So, there will be 21 rounds maximum, and 63 darts thrown maximum.
As you already know, a double is worth double the points. Every time you hit a double, subtract the scored points from your total 420 or the remaining points.
- In round 1, you throw at the double 1, you hit, hit, miss. You got 4 points. Your score is now 420 – 4 = 416.
- You move on to round 2 and double 2, you miss all 3 darts. You got 0 points. Your score remains 416 – 0 = 416.
- You move on to round 3 and double 3, you miss, miss, hit. You got 6 points. Your score is now 416 – 6 = 410.
- The game continues until you bring your score to 0 or until the end of the last round (round 21 with the bullseye as the target). If the last round ends but you haven’t brought your score down to 0 or less, you lose.
An Example of 420 Darts Game
After reading the rules, you may think “Oh, this is easy!” But it’s actually a decent and difficult challenge. You can try it out to see it yourself.
But before that, let’s watch a player takes on this game! You can also watch this video as an example game that follows all the rules we have discussed above.
Why Should You Play 420 Darts Game?
Benefits? It’s obviously a good game to practice your throwing skills at doubles. And if you keep track of your game results over time, you will also learn whether you’re making progress or not.
For example, let’s say, in your very first 420 game, you successfully bring down your score from 420 to 0 in the last round with 62 thrown darts. In your second game, you do this again but with 51 thrown darts. In your third game, you do this again but with 49 darts only. This will tell you, to some extent, that you are getting better at throwing at them doubles.
Why Is It Called 420 Darts Game?
When you add the worth points of all the doubles, it equals 420. This might be the reason why this game is called 420 darts game.
That’s all about this game. It’s a simple yet very good way to enhance your throwing skills (and have fun). Wonder whether you can win this game? Let’s try it out now to see how good you are! Happy darting!
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