Dart Games: Killer

Killer can be a pretty ruthless game but it can also be great fun among friends. You can play the game with any amount of people but it really gets fun when you have three or more. The game takes good aim on doubles, good strategy, and a bit of luck.

To begin the game each player throws a dart with their opposite throwing hand (right handed players throw with the left and vice versa for lefties); the number that you hit is then your number. Every player must have their own number so if you hit a number already taken, throw again.

Once everyone has their number and you have determined the throwing order each player tries to hit the double of his or her own number. Once you have hit your double, you become a killer and a "K" is placed next to your name on the scoreboard. Once you are a killer, you then aim for the other players doubles. Each player has three lives and once your double has been hit three times you are out of the game; the last player standing wins. Be careful though, if you hit your own double after you have become a killer, you lose a life, so it is possible to kill yourself.

Killer Strategies

The most important thing to do in this game is to become a killer as fast as possible, the earlier you become a killer the better your chances of winning. You also need to keep track of your opponents; you need to know who is gunning for you and who isn't a threat. You should take out other killers before worrying about those who are still trying to become one. The game can become ruthless when two or more players decide to gang up on someone, but remember it's just a game and have some fun.

Killer Variations

Killer Straight Off. After the players determine their numbers everyone begins the game as a killer.

Killer With Triples. Played the same as conventional killer but the triple ring is used instead of the double ring.

Killer - Lose your Status. In this variation, if you hit your own double after becoming a killer, you lose your killer status and must hit your double again to reclaim it.