How to Play Darts : Darts Rules and Regulations

How to Play Darts: Darts Rules and Regulations

There is nothing like the thrill of playing darts, but if you don’t know how to play darts, you might want to think twice before starting to play. The rules of the game can be difficult to learn and the game can be frustrating for beginners. If you are looking for a fun way to spend some time with friends or family, then this article will show you how to play darts properly

This article covers the traditional 501 version of darts, but there are many other variations of the game. I will cover the basics of the game and how to play darts and Darts rules and regulations. I will show you some basic techniques that can help you learn how to play darts correctly and get the best score possible.

Sounds good?

Let’s dive in…

Setting up your dartboard

Darts is a game of skill. And like any skill, you can improve. This guide helps explain the basics of the game and then shows you how to improve your throwing accuracy, consistency, and technique.

You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy playing darts. But, if you want to play the best, you need to be able to understand the basic rules and regulations, which are laid out in the rules and regulations section of this article.

1. Layout of a Dartboard

A dartboard is a flat, circular board with a grid of numbered circles. Each circle is numbered in a clockwise direction from the top. The board is divided into 4 Parts.

Parts of dartboard
parts of dartboard

1. INNER BULLSEYE: If you land a dart in the INNER BULLSEYE, you get 50 Points.

2. OUTER BULLSEYE: If you land a dart in the OUTER BULLSEYE, you get 25 Points.

3. TRIPLE RING: If you land a dart in the TRIPLE RING, you get three times the value stated on the edge of the board.

4. DOUBLE RING: If you land a dart in the DOUBLE RING, you get Double the value stated on the edge of the board.

2. Dartboard Height 

When playing darts, each player should be able to see the entire board, with their own personal shot taken into account.

Whether you are playing with a soft tip dart or a Steel dart, the Standard height of the dartboard is 5 feet, 8 inches. It is not recommended that darts players play at shorter distances than this. A longer board may give players better accuracy.

3. Dartboard Distance

Most people assume that the dartboard must be placed directly in front of the player. It must be within 2 feet of his/her hand. And there must be no more than 24 inches between the player and the dartboard.

Distance from dartboard
Distance from dartboard

in fact, the law allows any distance between the player and the board. Distance should be between 4 to 8 feet. If the Distance is short then it will help you to throw the darts at the center of the dartboard. If the distance is long then you will throw the dart at the edge of the dartboard. The standard distance from the dartboard is 7 feet 9 inches.

The Basic Rules of 501 darts

Here are the basic rules of 501 darts:

  • The first player to get a score of 501 wins the game
  • You must throw each dart from behind the starting line,
  • A player must hit the dart board three times in a row to score
  • If any dart hits the inner Bullseye, it counts as 50 points
  • If any dart hits the outer Bullseye, it counts as 25 points
  • If you land a dart in the Double Ring, you get Double the value stated on the edge of the board.
  • If you land a dart in the Triple Ring, you get three times the value stated on the edge of the board.
  • If you miss a shot, you get a re-throw until you get a score
  • If a dart Hit the edge of the board, it is dead and you cannot re-throw it
  • if missed 501 points your score starts from zero

How to improve your standing position Tips:

Here are some tips:

1) Keep your head up 

2) Your back foot must be behind the Toe line.

3) Your feet must not move during your throw.

4) Do not lean forward, or backward during your throw.

How to Throw a dart

Throwing a dart is easy. throwing darts is about so much more than hitting the bullseye. A great dart thrower should be able to throw with accuracy, power, and accuracy. So, how do you learn to throw a dart?
Here are some tips you need to know before you can throw a dart with confidence. 

  • Make sure that you are gripping it tightly, enough to keep it steady, but not so tight that your grip is holding it up.
  • Do not try to spin the dart.
    Keep your elbow bent, away from your body.
    If you have trouble keeping it steady, make sure that it is pointed straight ahead, towards your target.
  • When releasing the dart, make sure you release it with force, straight forward, towards your target.
  • Your arm should be relaxed, but not limp. You may feel some tension in your arm or shoulder at the point where you are throwing. Relax and you will have better results.
  • Practice a little bit each day. Over time, you will find that you are getting better.


In the end, you will be able to improve your throwing skills. You will be able to throw with accuracy, power, and accuracy. The only way to improve your throwing is to practice, practice, practice.

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