One of the recurring chapter titles in The Daring Book For Girls is "Rules of the Game." In these chapters we tackle everything from sports like basketball to kid recess games, the idea being that once you know the rules and a little bit of history of the game, you have some measure of confidence (and daring, of course) when the occasion arises to play it. Here's a bit of guidance about playing darts. (And check out the vocab list of darts lingo — tools for at least talking a good game!)
Rules of the Game: Darts
Playing darts takes some practice, and some math skills, but mostly it's just fun to throw something across the room. Make sure annoying siblings and small animals give you a wide berth.
Setting up the board
A regulation board has a diameter of 18 inches and is divided by thin metal wire into 22 sections. Mount your dart board so that the bullseye is 5 feet 8 inches from the floor. Mark the toeline, called the oche (rhymes with "hockey"), 7 feet 9 and a quarter inches from the face of the board.
To determine shooting order, each ...