Dart Game Rules
Rules For Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse is a very simplified game of
Cricket with a couple of twists. I learned this one while working
in Korea and seemed to be the most common game played there.
The object of the game is to "close" all your numbers (20 down through
12, any three doubles, any three triples and bulls-eye).
To close a number, you must hit three of that number.
The scoreboard is drawn with the numbers 20 through 12, doubles, triples and bullseye
written in descending order down the center of the board. Bullseye is
usually abbreviated with a B (or C for cork, another term for the
bullseye). Doubles with a D and triples with a T (in Korea, they call
the triples "trebles"). Each dart that lands in any of the games numbers count
toward closing that number. The thin outer ring counts as two of that
number or counts as one double. The thin inner ring counts as three
of that number or counts as triple. Scoring for one dart is shown
by placing a slash ( \ ) next to the number scored. Scoring for two
is shown by placing an X next to the number scored. Scoring for three
is shown by placing a circle next to the number to indicate it is
closed. When three of a number is scored in any combination, it is closed.
The players each take a turn throwing one dart at bulls-eye, closet dart
to the bullseye gets to throw first. The first player throws three
darts at any of the scoring numbers to try to close that number.
The player then scores the darts that he has thrown and play
alternates until one person closes all their numbers.
There really is no strategy to this game, simply throwing accurate
The only real desicion that can be made in a game is wether to score
the doubles and triples as doubles and triples or score them as three of
the number you hit. I tend to believe that if I only needed one dart
to close the number I score it as a triple. If I needed two or more,
I score it for what it's worth. You can also expect that you will be
hitting triples right next to the number you were aiming at so you
might just want to try scoring all your triples as "splashes".
Some of the better dart players in Korea (there were very few) prefer
to play in strict order as the numbers are listed on the scoreboard.
This means that splashes don't count and if you hit a triple 20 while
aiming at 20's you MUST score it as 20's. This makes for some very
LONG games when you get to the triples and doubles sections.
One night a couple of Australians and I decided to try the Korean Mickey
Mouse game and play it with points like standard
Cricket. This made for a very interesting game when you could score
points based on doubles and triples being closed!
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