Tic Tac Toe

Players

Two

Description

Tic Tac Toe is an unusual dart game with a familiar twist.

Area of play

The only valid areas of play are the 20, 18, 6, 2, 3, 7, 11, 12 and bullseye.  This can change if you use the random numbers option.  When using random numbers the only valid areas are the numbers available in the tic tac toe grid during play.

Object

The object of the game is the same as standard tic-tac-toe, to get three Xs or Os in a row.

Scoring

There are no points in Tic Tac Toe.  To claim a square with an X or an O, a player must first score in the appropriate area four times.  Until a player has scored four times, the number is open and available for the opponent to claim.  Each mark a player has scored can be counted with a small ‘X’ or ‘O’ in the box.  Once the count of Xs or Os in a box reaches four, place a large X or O in the box.

• A dart that lands in the double ring, counts as two hits.

• A dart that lands in the triple ring, counts as three hits.

• A dart that lands in the double bullseye, counts as two hits.

Example

Franklin is playing a game of Tic Tac Toe and it is his first throw.  On his first toss he strikes the board on the double twenty.  This gives him two small Xs on the board.  For the remaining two throws he doesn’t score in valid area.  His opponent’s first toss scores a triple twenty giving him three small Os in the box.  The second toss scores a single twenty, closing out the box for a big ‘O’.  Franklin can no longer get an ‘X’ in that box and must try to shoot elsewhere.

Play

Play begins by determining which player will throw first (and be X).  This is commonly done by having players ‘diddle for the middle’, but any other method is fine.

Valid Throws

In a Tic Tac Toe game the valid throws button will show you which numbers are valid (blue shade) and available for you to gain an X or O.