Darts is a competitive game of skill where players throw small missiles (darts) at a circular board (dartboard) attached to a wall. The sport of darts has many types of games, but the title darts has come to be a general term for any variant played with three darts part round. Players take turns throwing darts at the dartboard while standing with their feet beyond the throwing edge, known as the oche.
While the rules for scoring varies per game type, points are typically defined by the twenty numbered sections on the dartboard and the bullseye at the center. The game of darts can be played competitively at the professional level, but it has also become popular as a casual sport enjoyed at bars, pubs, and in game rooms at home.
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The throwing distance in the game of darts is regulated at 7’ 9.25” | 2.37 m from the oche to the front face of the dartboard. Dartboards must be hung on the wall with the center of the bullseye at 5’8” | 1.73 m from the floor—a height established based on the eye-level of a six foot man. Used in professional dart games, a standard oche is 2’ | .6 m wide and 1.5” | 38 mm tall to clearly establish the regulation throwing line. Casual darts environments may choose to use tape or another type of surface marking to identify the oche.
Height: 5’8” | 1.73 m to center of bullseye
Distance: 7’ 9.25” | 2.37 m oche to face of board
Diagonal: 9’ 7.5” | 2.93 m to bullseye
Oche Width: 2’ | .6 m
Oche Height (Pro): 1.5” | 38 mm
Darts Throwing Distance side elevation, front, dart player