Darts is a variety of related games. In which an object called a dart is thrown at a round shaped board ( dart board ) hung on a wall.
Though various different boards and games have been used before, the term darts usually now refers to a standardised game involving one specific board design and a set of official rules. As well as being a professional game, darts is a traditional classic pub game commonly played in the United Kingdom, and across the commonwealth.
Dart boards are normally made of sisal fibres or boar bristles, low quality boards are sometimes made of coiled paper. A regulation board is 18 inches (45.72cm) in diameter, it is divided into 20 sections. Each section is sectioned off by a thin metal wire, the numbers around the edge of the board indicate the different scores they are also made of wire.
Especially on a tournament quality board, but it may also be printed directly onto the board instead. Soft tipped darts are thrown at a board consisting of a perforated plastic face. Some boards are also electronic, each hole in the board is sized to fit the dart point and has bevelled edges to facilitate entry of the soft plastic point of the dart.
Height and Distance
In the stand game the dart board is hung so that the bulls-eye which is located in the middle of the board is hung at 5 ft 8 from the floor. The oche, the line which the player will stand behind is 7 ft 9 from the face of the board, although some British pubs set it to 8 ft.
For casual play its not uncommon to find the oche further or closer than the tournaments standards.