Darts games – Darts Pro game for all generations

Darts games - Darts Pro game for all generations
Darts 501

If you like Darts games, you can play this Darts Pro 501 game. The types of games like this are good for all generations. The simple rules of this game are below. You probably know the Darts rules of the game, but we will repeat the rules. The game was popular and will always be popular and it is played a lot in pubs and virtually. Play more games.

Darts games rules 501

Your goal is to decrease your starting score 501. The final Dart must land in either the bullseye or a double segment in order to win.

Dart rules 501
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What Wikipedia says about Darts games

Darts is a sport in which small missiles are thrown at a circular target (“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 game, darts is a traditional pub game, commonly played in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, across the Commonwealth, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the Scandinavian countries, the United States and elsewhere.

History

The dartboard is likely to have its origins in the cross-section of a tree. An old name for a dartboard is “butt”; the word comes from the French word but, meaning “target”

Darthboard
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It is generally said that the standard numbering plan with a 20 on top was created in 1896 by Lancashire carpenter Brian Gamlin to penalise inaccuracy though this is disputed. However, a great many other configurations have been used throughout the years and in different geographical locations. In particular, the Yorkshire and Manchester Log End boards differ from the standard board in that they have no triple, only double and bullseye, the Manchester board being of a smaller diameter, with a playing area of only 25 cm (9.84 in) across with double and bull areas measuring just 4 mm (0.157 inches).

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Board for Darts games

The London Fives board is another variation. This has only 12 equal segments numbered 20, 5, 15, 10, 20, 5, 15, 10, 20, 5, 15, 10 with the doubles and trebles being a quarter of an inch (6.35mm) wide. Mathematically, removing the rotational symmetry by placing the “20” at the top, there are 19!, or 121,645,100,408,832,000 possible dartboards. Many different layouts would penalise a player more than the current setup; however, the current setup actually does the job rather efficiently. There have been several mathematical papers published that consider the “optimal” dartboard.

Dartboards of wood

Before the First World War, pubs in the United Kingdom had dartboards made from solid blocks of wood, usually elm. Elm dart boards had two problems. Darts broke up the surface so it was common for a hole to develop around the treble twenty. The other problem was that board needed to be soaked to keep the wood soft.

This changed when a company called Nodor, whose primary business was making modelling clay (which has no odour, hence the name Nodor), started producing clay dartboards in 1923. The clay dartboards never caught on, and Nodor switched to making the traditional elm dartboards that were popular at the time.

Darts games 1935.

In 1935, chemist Ted Leggatt and pub owner Frank Dabbs began using the century plant, a type of agave, to make dartboards. Small bundles of sisal fibres of the same length were bundled together. The bundles were then compressed into a disk and bound with a metal ring. It was an instant success, as the darts did little or no damage to the board—they just parted the fibres when they entered the board; this type of board was more durable and required little maintenance.

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Electronic darthboards

In the late 1970s, companies devised and began producing electronic dartboards. These dartboards have electronic scoring computers that are preprogrammed with a wide variety of game types. The board is made of plastic facings with small holes. The holes slant out, allowing the plastic-tipped darts to stick inside. When a dart strikes the board, the section makes contact with a metal plate, telling the computer where the player has thrown. These “soft-tip” darts and automated boards greatly increased the game’s popularity in the United States.

Darts

Initially the darts were simply cut down arrows or crossbow bolts. The first purpose-made darts were manufactured in one piece from wood; wrapped with a strip of lead for weight and fitted with flights made from split turkey feathers. These darts were mainly imported from France and became known as French darts. Metal barrels were patented in 1906 but wood continued to be used into the 1950s.

The first metal barrels were made from brass which was relatively cheap and easy to work. The wooden shafts, which were now threaded to fit the tapped barrel, were either fletched as before or designed to take a paper flight. This type of dart continued to be used into the 1970s. When the advantages of using plastic were realised, the shaft and flight became separate entities, although one piece moulded plastic shaft and flights were also available.

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