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Around the Word Darts Rule - Dart Shop

Around the World Darts

(Also called "Round the Clock", "Round the Board" or "Once Round the Island").

Around the World is one of the easiest and most popular dart games to play. It is a great game for beginners as it helps players improve their aim and accuracy. Variations to the game can make the game suitable for players of all skill levels.


Around the Word Darts Rules Overview:

 All numbers including the bullseye are in play. 
 The first player to go around the board in sequence (1-20 then bullseye) wins the match.
 Variations can be used for competitive players

How to Play Around the World Darts

Number of Players:

Two players

Numbers in Play: All 20 numbers and the bullseye.

Aim: The aim is to hit all numbers on the board in ascending order, plus the bullseye, before the other player. To make the game easier, beginners can choose to use both the outer and inner bullseye to finish the game. Skilled players should use only the red inner bullseye.

Around the World Darts Rules of Play: The aim of this game is to be the first player to hit all the numbers on the dart board from 1 - 20. Any segment of the number - single, double or triple - counts as a hit. The numbers must be hit in order, and players change after three throws.  A player cannot pass or skip certain numbers, they must hit it to advance to the next number on the board. 


How to Win Around the World

Players must hit all the numbers in order up to 20, then the final target is the bullseye. The player who completes this sequence first is the winner.

If a tie occurs, players will throw extra rounds of three darts. Players need to hit the red inner bullseye and the player who hits the most bullseyes wins the match.

Example Around the World Game Play

Player 1 opens the game by throwing S1, T2 and S3.
At the end of the first turn, Player 1 has made it to number 3 in the sequence.

Player 2 throws three darts and hits S18, S1 and S2.
In Player 2's first turn, the player has made it to number 2 in the sequence as the first dart missed its mark.

Player 1 then throws three darts and hits S4, S20 and S5.
During Player 1's second turn, number 5 in the sequence is reached.

Player 2 throws three darts and hits D3, T4 and S5.
At the end of Player 2's second turn, the player has caught up to number 5 in the sequence.

The match will continue until the one player completes the sequence first.

Around the World Variations for Accuracy Training

To improve your accuracy you can play Round the Clock using only the doubles. Doubles are crucial in all dart games so this variation is a great way to improve your skills.

Around the World Variations for Advanced Players

Players can change the game where all three segments of a number need to be hit before moving on (double, single and triple). This variation is called Shanghai, this version is great for making Around the World more appealing to skilled players.


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