Darts: Three each
Mickey Mouse is a very simplified game of American Cricket with a couple of twists.
The object of the game is to "close" all your numbers (20 down through 12, any three doubles, any three triples and bulls-eye). To close a number, you must hit three of that number.
The scoreboard is drawn with the numbers 20 through 12, doubles, trebles and bulls written in descending order down the centre of the board. The Bull eye is usually abbreviated with a B. Doubles with a D and Trebles with a T.
Each dart that lands in any of the games numbers count toward closing that number. The thin outer ring counts as two of that number or counts as one double. The thin inner ring counts as three of that number or counts as treble. Scoring for one dart is shown by placing a slash ( X ) next to the number scored. Scoring for two is shown by placing an additional X (X X) next to the number scored. Scoring for three is shown by placing a third X (XXX) next to the number to indicate it is closed. When three of a number is scored in any combination, it is closed.
The players each take a turn throwing one dart at bulls-eye, closest dart to the bulls eye gets to throw first. The first player throws three darts at any of the scoring numbers to try to close that number. The player then scores the darts that he has thrown and play alternates until one person closes all their numbers.
A more interesting version of ‘Mickey Mouse’ is played like standard American Cricket by scoring points on numbers that are not closed. You first have to hit each number three times and then you can score on it until your opponent closes the number. Here the highest score wins the game not the first to close all the numbers.
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Darts is a sport enjoyed by all regardless of age or gender. People play for fun while others take this sport very seriously. The ’01 game is the most common followed by ‘Cricket’ I call it American Cricket because it has no refence to wickets, bats, balls or runs. Shanghai probably rate third as most commonly played dart games around the world. However, there a lot of games for you to enjoy. Some are designed for the not so skilled while others do require a lot of skill to play well. A larger list of games and rules is availble on the main Darts501.com website
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