Cricket Darts Rules

Cricket is a form of darts where players try to close out the dartboard and stay ahead of the opponent in points. In order for a number to be closed it must have 3 hits. A dart landing in the general area of a number counts as a single or 1 hit. A dart landing in the outer ring of a number counts as a double or 2 hits. A dart landing in the inner ring of a number counts as a triple or 3 hits. A number is open for points until all players/teams have closed the number.

Players keep score with the following next to numbers:
\ = 1 hit
X = 2 hits
O = 3 hits

Cricket games can be played without points. In this variation the first player to close out the board wins.

Our Dartboards Number Strategy section talks about how the arraingement of the dartboard numbers impacts the strategy in the game of Cricket.