- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Darts is a form of throwing game in which small missiles are thrown at a circular dartboard fixed to a wall.
Though various boards and rules have been used in the past, the term "darts" usually now refers to a standardised game involving a specific board design and set of rules.
As well as being a professional competitive sport, darts is a traditional pub game, commonly played in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Republic of Ireland, the Scandinavian countries, the United States, and elsewhere.
Scoring darts can seem overwhelming at first, but will make more sense once you understand the layout of the board. A round dart board features 20 sections. The particular section a dart hits dictates what score you receive. The most common darts game is called 501, which involves bringing your score from 501 down to zero quicker than your opponent. A scorekeeper keeps track of points scored in each round and how many points you have remaining on a board that’s visible at all times.