Darts: A Game of Skill and Precision

Darts: A Game of Skill and Precision

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Darts: A Game of Skill and Precision

Some of us know and love a good game of darts. But to those who haven’t had the chance to play, it might be a tad confusing. This month, we’re here to show you how to play, and if you stick around, you might learn some fun facts about the game! In the meantime, when you’re in the mood for a game of darts, stop by and visit one of the best bars in Concord, NH, Area 23!

Who Can Play?

One of the great things about darts is that all ages and skill levels can play. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, there’s always room for improvement and the chance to become better at the game. Area 23

How to Play

Darts is a game that requires precision, skill, and a steady hand – or at least, it requires pretending like you have those things. The goal of the game is to throw a small, pointy object called a dart at a round board with different sections worth different points.


The board is divided into sections. The outer ring is worth the least amount of points and the innermost ring is worth the most. The ultimate goal is to hit the tiny bullseye in the center. It’s worth the most points and will make you feel like a true dart-throwing champion.


Of course, throwing a dart is more challenging than it seems. It requires a delicate balance of focus, coordination, and the ability to block out any distractions or nervousness. With the right amount of practice, you’ll eventually get the hang of it and discover techniques that work for you!

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Darts Fun Facts

  • The standard distance from the front of the board to the throwing line is 7 feet 9 1/4 inches.

  • The first ever televised darts match was broadcast in 1962 between the London County Council and the British Darts Organisation.

  • The first darts tournament to offer a prize of over £100,000 was the 1995 PDC World Championship.

  • In the early days of darts, the boards were made of elm wood and the darts were made of metal-tipped turkey feathers.

  • The highest televised average score in a single match is 123.40. This was achieved by Michael van Gerwen in the 2016 Premier League Darts.

  • The first world championship was held in 1978 and was won by Leighton Rees of Wales.

  • The term “Oche” (pronounced “ocky”) refers to the line that players must stand behind when throwing their darts.

  • The game of darts is said to have originated in England during the Middle Ages. Soldiers would throw arrows at the bottom of wine barrels as a form of entertainment.


Visit One of the Best Bars in Concord, NH, Area 23!

We hope this blog helped answer some of your questions about darts. When you feel ready to jump in and play, or simply want to grab a brew and a bite, you’re always welcome at one of your favorite bars in Concord, NH! We hope to see you there!


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