Darts – 501 Rules


Using steel tipped darts, count down from 501 and attempt to reach zero without going over to win!


  1. All players start with 301 points and attempt to reach zero.
  2. Take turns throwing a dart three times per round.
  3. If a player scores more than the total required to reach zero, the player “busts” and the score returns to the score that was existing at the start of the turn.
  4. In case of a BUST, your round ends there even if you did not throw your 3 darts. Your next round starts with the score you had before the BUST.
  5. The inner ring counts as 3x that score while the outer ring counts as 2x that score.
  6. The bullseye outer ring counts as 25 points while the center counts for 50 points.
  7. If your axe falls out of the board before the score is determined, the shot counts as a miss.