Dart Game Rules
Rules For Follow The Leader
Follow The Leader:
This is a very simple yet fun game to play. It is
very similar to the basketball game "Horse" (you
may know that game under other names). It may be
played by any number of players and is more fun
with alot of people. This game is actually pretty
boring with only two players.
To win the game you must be the last player to have
any lives left.
Players names are written in any order down the
left side of the scoreboard. Usually, a throw
of one dart each at bullseye with the closet
player throwing first and the furthest throwing
last. After the first game, the first player to
get knocked out plays first and so on. Three
tallies are marked next to each name to indicate
the number of lives left.
The first player throws one dart left-handed (or
right-handed if that player is a lefty) to set
a random target. Because the first player has
no chance to lose a life, the random throw is
used to give the second player a fair chance.
The EXACT wedge or bullseye the dart landed is marked on the
scoreboard. If the dart lands in the 5 between
the triple ring and the bullseye, you would mark
"S5" to indicate the small wedge of the 5. If
the dart landed in the triple 5, you would write
"T5". If the dart landed in the 5 between the
triple and the double rings, you would write "B5"
to indicate the big wedge of the 5. If the dart
landed in the double 5, you would write "D5".
The next player now must try to land a dart in the
exact same wedge of the board. If that player is
unsuccesful with all three darts, one life is erased
and the next player has a chance.
If the player is successful in matching the wedge any
darts remaining in hand may now be used to score a
new target. If the target was hit with the third
dart, the player pulls the darts and has all three
to establish a new target. All three darts need not
been thrown in a turn the player may stop at any time
after the number was matched and the last dart thrown
at the board is the new target. The player may not
make a choice of the darts thrown, only the last dart
counts. If the player misses the board with the last
dart that can be thrown, a life is lost and the target
remains at the previous one set.
For example, a player has to hit "S5" (the small wedge
of the 5). With the first dart he hits the "S5". He
now has two darts to set a new target. He aims at double
bull ("D25") and hits it. He may now choose to sit down
and not throw the third dart and leave the "D25". Let's
say that, for some insane reason (maybe drunkeness), he
decides to try for a double 18, and misses off the board.
He now loses a life and the next player now must hit "S5".
The next player now gets up and hits the "S5" on his third
dart. He pulls his darts and throws his first dart and
hits "T20" (triple 20). Satisfied, he sits down choosing
not to throw the other two darts.
If a player sets a target and all other players fail to
match the target, when it's that players turn again, no
throw is neccessary. The player may choose to stay
seated and keep the same target number. If the player
chooses to risk trying a turn, the player MUST hit the
target same as everyone else. If the player misses a
life is lost just as if he did not set the number that
stumped everyone else. It is usually wiser to just
leave the number and not take the risk.
There really isn't much strategy, just make sure when your setting the next target number
that your last dart hits and stays in the board. It's better to leave the next player
a big fat single-20 as a target than to have your last dart bounce-out of the double-bull.
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