Baseball - Belgian Piks Game
Rules for How to Play Piks Baseball
Baseball is a simple and fun piks game that is designed for people of all ages. You typically have two players that shoot 4 Vogelpiks each per inning with a total of 9 innings. You start out with 2 runners on base for each inning, so the goal is to hit those runners home by scoring singles or home runs. The bulls eye equals a home run and the ring just outside it is a single base hit. Anything outside of these two areas doesn't score anything and is considered an out. Since you start with 2 runners on, scoring 1 single on your first throw means you have all bases loaded but no points are gained until you hit a runner home. If you score a home run at any time to clear the bases, you don't start with 2 runners on base until the next inning. Starting with 2 runners on and you shoot 4 piks means the highest score you can get in an inning is 6.
If you want to play baseball with partners, we recommend you both throw 4 Vogelpiks per inning but do not start with any runners on base. The second player that throws will clear the Belgian darts from the board but they start with any of the runners that were left on base from their partner. The potential score for each inning in doubles play is 8, the total number of piks thrown in that inning.
How to Score the Baseball Game
We recommend that you mount your piks board right next to a chalk board so you can easily keep track of the score. If you don't want to hang a chalkboard, we recommend you use chalkboard paint to make your own scoreboard. In order to mark your scores for baseball, you make a tic-tact-toe diagram with 9 innings. Mark your score down for the first inning with a 1-6 or an X for no score. We recommend for the next innings you write down your new total score so you don't have to total your points at the end. Some people play that 3 X marks on your scoreboard means that you are out of the game, but that is optional.