How to Play Darts: 301, 501, Cricket and Chicago Format

Learn about the different game formats and how to play the game of darts.

How to Play 301

Double in and double out.

How to Play 501

Doubling in is not required, but doubling out is. Each player throws three consecutive darts, deducting the total score of those three darts from his or her score. The player keeps subtracting the 3-dart total until the score reaches exactly zero.

How to Play Cricket

The most common form of cricket is 'dirty cricket,' where the 

Chicago Format Games

In a Chicago format game, players play one game of 301, one game of 501, and one of dirty cricket.