There are a number of games in darts to get rid of boredom. One of the most popular party games on the dartboard is the so-called Killer Darts.
Don't worry - given the name of the game, no one has to worry about their health. The whole thing is much more harmless than it sounds and is also a lot of fun. In Killer Darts , several players can compete against each other and eliminate each other .
In this blog post we would like to introduce you to the different Darts Killer variants of the game in more detail.
The basic Killer Dart rules
The martial name Killer Darts sounds like it's about your own life. Well, when applied to the game, that’s ultimately the case. Because it's about surviving as a dart player on the board until all other players are eliminated .
In Killer Darts you can compete with as many players as you want. From experience, however, it definitely makes sense to limit the round to a certain number of participants - for example to a maximum of 5 or 6 players . We would like to explain the basic Killer Dart rules in more detail as follows:
- Take a piece of paper and draw three columns .
- Enter the names of the participants in column 1.
- Column two, however, remains blank for a short time.
- In column 3 you draw three crosses . These three crosses symbolize the three lives that each player starts with at the start of the Killer Darts game.
Now each player throws onto the board with their weak arm . It is important that everyone throws until each player has hit a different field .
Because: Exactly this field becomes the so-called “survival double” for the player. You now enter exactly this number in column 2 of your table. This can then look like the image below.
The gameplay in detail
Afterwards, the players decide who gets to start the actual dart game Killer. To do this , each player throws a dart at the center of the dartboard. The player who hits the bulls-eye or has the shortest distance to the bulls-eye begins the game.
After all, the so-called killer in the game is the one who hits his own double square. In the example, Lukas would be a killer if he hits his double square number 9.
In the best case scenario, it can be that all players are “killers” after a round – as long as everyone hits their double field with the first shot. It is best if you note this with a “K” after the name of those players who become killers .
Anyone who has the “K” after their name can now try to eliminate their opponents. We remember: Each player has three lives at the start. The goal now is for you, as the killer, to hit the other players' double fields. In the best case scenario, three times to completely remove the player from the game .
After each hit on a double field, the corresponding player loses one life . Of course, it is also possible that, for example, three different players each with one hit in a double ensure that players are completely eliminated within one round.
A bit of tactics , especially against the supposedly best player, can't hurt .
But: don't waste your time, because in the end it's all about you emerging as a winner.
For which occasions the Killer dart game is suitable
We have now gone through the Dart Killer rules. So there should be no more open questions about this. As with so many other games, the dart game Killer is particularly suitable for certain occasions .
Since this game can only be played with several players , it is also considered a popular party game . With a bit of luck, even the weakest player can win in this game, as they are initially less of a focus than players in whom you have a lot of confidence and who you would like to “destroy” as a group as quickly as possible.
But darts professionals also play this game occasionally, especially when several players want to play darts together. Since a normal 501 dart game is usually only useful for two people, several dart players can also play together in the Darts Killer game.
Darts professionals like to play this game as a varied preparation , especially on the sidelines of larger tournaments, when the darts elite meet. Or at show events or dart exhibitions when several top dart players meet each other.
The different variants for darts killers
There are also different ways you can approach the game with Killer Darts. If you are a complete beginner, the game in a group can sometimes be broken down into single fields . Of course a popular variant on evenings with a lot of drinking . 😉
Infobox: The normal version on the double fields is, in addition to the fun factor, which is undoubtedly there, also a good way to train the double fields seriously.
As a third variant, participants can also agree that they will choose the professional version and only play on triple fields . We also see this session as a good training game.
However, for players for whom fun is the priority, you should choose the single or double variant . The alternative to the triple fields is more suitable for advanced players who want to continuously improve their skills.
More darts killer variants
We already gave you a closer look at the different Darts Killer variants at the end of the previous chapter. However, the game can be varied even further .
One possibility is that if you play with experienced players , you start with more lives than just three . This has the advantage that the game lasts a little longer and is not over after just a few minutes.
Another variant of Darts Killer could be to steal the opponent's life . Here the players can not only delete the lives of others, but also receive them as well.
So to win the game you have to collect all the lives of the other players. The whole thing can take a while between two good players .
Blind Killer: a slightly different Darts Killer variant
This variant is probably the funniest and most interesting variation of the Dart Killer. Although the rules are very similar, there is one major difference: the killer does not know his target .
But one after anonther! Just like in the original game, in Blind Killer each dart player is assigned a number . However, 21 pieces of paper with the numbers 1 to 20 and the bullseye are thrown into a container. Each player now draws a piece of paper . The crucial thing now is that the numbers are drawn face down and not revealed.
Now, depending on the number of players, additional numbers are drawn which serve as so-called “ jokers ”. Usually an additional piece of paper is drawn for each player. Since we are playing with 4 players in our example, 4 additional numbers are drawn and these are also put aside face down.
A total of 8 different numbers or fields have now been drawn. If a neutral person is present, write down the numbers one below the other on a board and behind them the number of lives (normally each number has 3 lives).
If there is no neutral person present, you can simply open the remaining pieces of paper and write down all the missing numbers on the board. So you have achieved the same effect and no one playing knows whether the number - apart from your own, of course - is a “joker” or is assigned to a player. The players don't know their target, so to speak , hence the name Blind Killer.
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