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Darts is an old traditional game played in the home and places of social gathering. Darts involves throwing of darts into a target (dartboard) which is divided by wires and numbered one to twenty, the object to score as many points as possible.

Darts is one of the most popular games played across the country both socially and competitively, and can be played equally by both men and women. darts is commonly played in homes , pubs and clubs with many darts leagues and tournaments.

Darts is equally popular in urban and country areas. Darts is normally played indoors, and can be played anywhere where there is room to hang an 18inch diameter dartboard, and room to throw the darts a distance of 8 feet.

Players of almost any age can play and enjoy darts. The game of darts involves the throwing of sharp pointed darts so children should be supervised by a responsible adult until they can be trusted to behave sensibly, regarding safety.

Darts can be enjoyed by the widest of ranges of people of all abilities. A steady throwing arm is an obvious advantage, as is a firm grasp of arithmetic, as the game involves a lot of adding and subtracting of scores, tactically necessary.

A game of darts is usually contested between two players, throwing alternately a series of three darts. Starting from a set score (normally 301 or 501) A player wins the round (leg) by reducing his score to zero, the last dart of the round must hit a double score or the inner circle of the bull. A throw that would reduce a players score to below zero does not count. There are three rounds (legs) to a game.

Dedication necessary when playing darts depends entirely on the individual, whether playing socially, competitively or professionally. As with all sports to progress to higher levels of the game regular practise is essential darts is no exception. Darts is a game of throwing accuracy and mathematical tactics as well as great fun.

In modern times the ever popular game of darts is played professionally as well as by amateurs and has seen a huge increase in popularity, due mainly to being a highly televised sport, this has led to many highly prized competitions and tournaments.

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Variations to the game of darts are Darts cricket 754, Darts football 755, Darts round the clock 756, Crown Darts 766, Shanghai 1009, Soft Tip Darts 1010.

A set of three darts can be purchased from around £10. A dartboard can be purchased from £25 upwards, although cheaper children's versions are available.

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