How to play "Round the clock"
Set up before start playing
Round the clock is a darts game for 2 to 8 players. They play all against each other.
A standard dartboard -with sectors and rings- and three darts are required.
On this page we focus on “Round the clock” darts game rules. For general information about dartboards -sector meanings, doubles and triples rings, scoring system, hanging height, throwing distance…- visit the 301 dart game.
IN WHAT ORDER DO THEY PLAY?
Each player makes a throw at the dartboard. The player with the highest number of points plays first, the player with the second highest score plays second, and so on. Doubles and triples count.
Goal of the game
HOW TO WIN ROUND THE CLOCK?
The goal is to hit a dart in each sector of the dartboard in a certain order.
"Round the clock" rules: playing a game
ONE TURN = THREE DARTS
Each player throws three darts in turn. After three throws, you must pass the turn to the next player.
Turn after turn, each player must complete the objectives explained below.
FIRST DO A DOUBLE
The first objective for each player is to achieve a double, that is, to stick a dart in the outer ring colored green and red. It doesn’t matter in which sector it is achieved.
AND THEN FROM 1 TO 20
Once the double has been achieved, the next objective is to stick a dart in the sector 1. When it is achieved, the next goal will be the sector 2. Then the sector 3. And so on.
What are dartboard sectors? In this picture we have shaded sector 4.
Rings are valid. If the goal is, for example, sector 12, and the dart lands on the piece of the crown of doubles or triples in sector 12, the goal is considered to be achieved.
If a dart goes out and is not stuck in the target, the throw is not repeated. This dart is not counted.
If a dart rebounds after hitting the dartboard and falls to the ground, the throw is not repeated. This dart is not counted.
Game over. Who wins?
AND THE WINNER IS...
The game ends when a player successfully hits a dart in sector 20, becoming the winner. Congratulations!
Other darts games
You absolutely have to try also the 301 darts game and its variants 501,701…. These are not only the most popular darts games but also the games played in official championships.