Venus Trapped in Mars

12 July 2013

Fan Friday: Rules of Common Bar Games

Seeing as I have been enjoying vodka sodas at a smokey poolside bar for the past 7 nights, I was thinking, I should probably do a series about the rules of common bar games! The dart board is my happy place, so let's start there.
Each person gets three throws per turn, hence the three darts. The traditional game is cricket. In cricket, you only aim for a few of the numbers on the board, plus bull. The numbers you aim for are in glitter below. 
The outside ring is worth two points, the innter ring is worth 3. Anywhere else on the board is worth just one point. 


This is what your scoreboard looks like. It will be the same in any bar you go to. Your goal is to close out each of the 6 numbers plus Bull. The first person to do so wins.
(With the exception of scoring extra points on numbers you have closed out but your opponent has not, which  will not be covered in today's tutorial. I'm not trying to overwhelm you people)

Check out the white dots on the board below, let's say your first throw looks like this...
Then it is your partners go. And you each go back and forth, three turns at a time, until every number has been closed out including bull. You just need three points to close out each number. I love darts because you can close out three sections in just one turn, if you are really good, that is.  

Now get to drinking and playing! If you play tonight, I better see you Instagram that shiz! 


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21 comments :

  1. I still don't get it. Sad face. You tried though. But those glittery darts, well I need some!

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  2. WHAAAA....I didn't know there were actual legit rules for this! I'm always just throwin shiz at the wall. Good to know.

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  3. If every bar had sparkly darts I would be SO in. Also if the places around my area weren't filled with creepy men. I'm never one to turn down a dive bar but I don't live in the best area anymore and I'd like to leave the bar feeling human.

    I don't know how that turned into a ramble. MORAL OF THE STORY: Make sparkley-er darts.

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  4. Love this post! Typically I'm a few drinks in and just throw the dart and hope for the best. Maybe next time I can add some strategy in.

    http://applesbootsandglitter.blogspot.com/

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  5. I smell a DIY for glittery bar darts...just sayin.'

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  6. Umm well this is amazing, saving it for when I hit up the bar tomorrow!

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  7. This makes me want to go find a bar with a dart board. I had no idea how it worked.

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  8. I love playing darts...I like to pretend I'm really good. That's probably not true, but now I really want to play and prove my skills.

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  9. Your graphics make darts look much more fun than it actually is. I freaking suck at darts. Cept this one time that I closed my eyes and spun in a circle and chucked it and got a bulls eye. The whole bar bought me drinks. Holla!

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  10. Oh....there's actually like a strategy and rules to darts? I just throw, close my eyes, and hope for the red hole in the center... huh...good to know :)

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  11. I suck at darts. Now I will only play if I am provided with glitter darts! Or maybe since I now know the rules (thanks to you) I will just freak everyone out with my knowledge! Perfect.

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  12. I may take a stab at playing darts after John Mayer tomorrow night....maybe I'll be better at it drunk.

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  13. You make my heart go BOOM BOOM BOOM. Love the glitter darts! (also, cute boy there is getting a lil frisky)

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  14. darts are my jam. yes, yes, yes.

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  15. Ugh how do you know so much about everything! This actually makes darts sound fun when usually I'm like nooo thanks! Except I'm concerned that me plus drinking plus counting isn't going to work out so well! Really though.. you so smart.

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  16. As always loved this post! You are so fun to read :) Oh, and I'm WAY jealous of your awesome graphics and Photoshop skills. Can I just be you? Please?....Pretty Please?

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  17. Sorry it is over my head..............lol

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  18. I've never played Cricket but now I kind of want to! I'll definitely pull this tutorial out when the opportunity arises!

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  19. i'm always floored that they allow things with pointy ends to be thrown at other things when people have been drinking.

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