Bermuda triangle darts is one of the most exciting dart games you can play. It is also known as to Halve-it and is a true test of the player’s skill and patience. It requires a stable hand, a sharp mind, and enormous calm under pressure. It’s no wonder, then that even professionals love Bermuda Triangle darts.
The goal of Bermuda Triangle darts is to hit a target set by fellow players with all three darts. If you don’t hit the target, your score halved. Playing it is a good way to test yourself and a chance for you to improve your skills. So even if you win the game or not, you are sure to feel rewarded in the end.
Bermuda Triangle Essentials
To play the Bermuda triangle darts, all you need is a dartboard and darts. Initially, Bermuda Darts were played using soft-tip darts. However, you can use any darts you have at hand to play the game.
When it comes to the board, the most common are electric dartboards and bristle boards. Just like the darts, however, you can use whichever type of dartboard you have at hand. Just make sure it has the standard 20 targets, an inner and outer bullseye.
And, of course, you need a competitor for the game. You can play one-on-one against several other players. You can also divide into teams and take rounds throwing the darts.
Bermuda Triangle Rules
Bermuda Triangle darts test your skill, not your memory. The rules are thus simple: a full game has 13 rounds. A target is set for each of the 13 rounds.
The game can be played by as little as two players to as many as possible. During each round, a player throws three darts at the set target. The player that hits the target three times consecutively wins the round. The one that misses has their overall score halved. The player or team that has the highest score at the end of the 13 rounds is the winner of the game.
Indoor Game Bunker has a cool table showing the targets set for each round:
|4||Any double of your choosing*|
|8||A treble of your choosing*|
*A double is the larger outer ring on the dartboard
*A triple is the smaller inner ring on the dartboard
*In Round 12, the target can be 25 (the outer bullseye) or the actual bullseye. The total points for this round are 175 regardless of the target picked
How to play Bermuda Triangle Darts
To start each round, the group sets a target for the players to hit. Based on the table, the most common first target is 12. The aim is for each player to hit 12 with three darts, or at the very least with just one. There is no set level of 12 to hit so a player can hit a single, double, or treble 12. For the highest possible points, you should aim for the treble. If you fail to hit the 12 during your turn then your overall score is cut in half. Once each player has aimed for the 12, the game proceeds to the second round. The same cycle is repeated up until the first bullseye round: round 12.
The goal of round 12 is to either hit the number 25, or the outer bullseye. It is up to the players to decide how they will play this round. Whichever target is picked is worth 25 points per hit. There are no additional points for single, double, or treble hits. Hitting 25 or the bullseye with all three darts will only give you 75 points in this round.
In the 13th round, each single bullseye hit earns you 50 points. To improve your scores, aim for a double bullseye which is worth 100 points, or the treble bullseye that is worth 150 points.
You have to make sure to hit the set target with at least one of your darts. Failure to hit the target with all three darts will result in cutting your score in half. It wouldn’t matter whether you had been leading the game before, as soon as you miss even one target your score goes down. Stressful to say the least.
How to score Bermuda Triangle Darts
Scoring in Bermuda Triangle can be either easy or hard depending on your skillset. As mentioned above, the game is won by the player or team with the highest overall score at the end of the 13th round. In a perfect world, this would mean hitting a treble for every round played, except the 12th round which only records 25 points.
The downside of the game is that you can lose half your score if you miss even one round, no matter whether you were leading or not. This means if you hit a high score of 300 points but miss on, say, the 12th round, your new score will be 150 points.
Keep your eye on the score at all times. Aim to hit at least one of the designated targets with at least one dart at all times. Pay close attention to the bullseye round as this can cost you the whole game. Keep track of your competitors to know your position. You can also do your best and hope the other players are at their worst.
Take it slow when starting. Start with the single shots and proceed to the larger targets once you have mastered them. Do not rush to hit the treble all the time until you have mastered your grip and throw. Otherwise you will lose most of your points.
To Sum Up…
Bermuda Triangle darts is a fun game to play, but it comes with its challenges. The beauty of it is that it can be played by anyone regardless of their skill set. You can also play it on your own, especially if your aim is to master the game. Do not punish yourself if you do not get the results you want. Frustration will only drag you back.
Once you have mastered your skills, invite more friends so you can play in teams. You will soon be wanted on every team once you start showing off your new skills.