A Guide To Play Tic Tac Toe Darts

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A Guide To Play Tic Tac Toe Darts

We all used to play Tic Tac Toe with friends in school, while teachers kept giving boring lectures. But little did we know that darts also had a variation called Tic Tac Toe darts. Trust our word when we say that the darts variation of Tic Tac Toe is better than the one we used to play with paper and pen. The rules of this variation may sound a little complicated, but once you understand them properly, you are good to go for life. It is a fun game that is also perfect for enhancing skills and helping you practice your throwing skills.

It is a perfect game for two or more players, and you can play it with your darts buddy or with a small group of friends too. Moreover, from a beginner to a professional, everyone can play it quite easily.

Number of players: two

Numbers in the play: bullseye, 2, 3, 7, 6, B, 11, 12, 18, and 20


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Tic Tac Toe rulebook

As I mentioned above, the initial setup rules of Tic Tac Toe darts might be a little complicated. This is why you must read them all properly in order to understand all the rules.

Three grids, just like a standard Tic Tac Toe game, are drawn on a board for the startup. There are usually three of these, out of which two are drawn for recording progress for each team (these are smaller in size) and the main one in the center where the game is to be played.

Players have to score three times in a row to win on the central primary grid. This can be done by choosing a specific number and keeping track of the game on the smaller grid.

Bullseye, 2, 3, 7, 6, B, 11, 12, 18, and 20 are the only numbers in this game, and they represent the related section.

All the players take turns throwing darts at corresponding numbers, and whenever a player hits the target, their point is scored on the smaller grids. For closing a section, one must score three in that specific section. Singles, doubles, and trebles score as 1, 2, and 3 points, respectively.

Only the startup part of this game may be a little complicated; otherwise, the game is quite fun and easy. Moreover, the principal setup is also most like the standard Tic Tac Toe game. The player who marks a line of three scores wins the game.

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Scoring in Tic Tac Toe darts

First, players compete for the first turn; whoever hits the nearest point to the bullseye gets the first throw. There are three Tic Tac Toe grids on the scoreboard, two smaller in size and one bigger in size, in between the smaller ones. Players close numbers in smaller grids before playing on the bigger grid for getting the ‘X’ or ‘O’. for closing a number; players need to score three of that number.

The double ring counts as two of the closing number as the score are considered a double there. And if it hits the triples ring, the score is considered three of that number. The numbers in the game appear on the dartboard as follows:























Tips and tricks for playing Tic Tac Toe darts

This is a game of strategy and skills; you need to stay focused and use your mind to decide every move. It may seem complicated, but it is quite an easy and simple variant of darts when it comes to learning and playing. Players must use their predictive thinking while playing this game. This way, they can anticipate the next moves of their opponents. If the players have the same skill level, a tie is most likely to happen, just like the standard tic-tac-toe game.

Players with skills who are able to hit targets faster and more efficiently usually win this game. However, beginners should consider playing in a defensive manner as they cannot hit targets in one shot every time. If you are a beginner, try to block ways for your opponent. The strategy of the game will change and fluctuate throughout the game, along with you and your opponent taking turns. If you are bad at remembering numbers in the different sections quickly, you can simply draw another small grid and write down related numbers in each section of this grid. This way, you can have a quick glance through it.


Tic Tac Toe is a fun and challenging game that everyone can play, regardless of skill level or age. The only problem is that only two players or teams can play this game. The closing number in this game is quite difficult as it can sometimes be hard to score a three of a specific number. Another factor that is hard about this game is that only the numbers which are in the game can be counted for a score and others count nothing. This is best if you have only one partner to play darts with.

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