Scram Darts Game
This is a very strategic and competitive game that closely resembles Cricket but uses every area of the dartboard except the bulls eye. It is played by two individual players going against each other as a race to hit the areas of the board to score points before your opponent can close them out.
Rules for How to Play Scram
Scram has two phases where one player chooses to be the Scorer and the other is the Stopper in Phase 1. In Phase 2, players switch positions so the Scorer becomes the Stopper and vice versa. The Stopper starts the game by throwing 3 darts first, attempting to aim for high point totals to close them out. Each time a number is hit is is closed out and marked with an X on the board. Any numbers that are marked with an X on the scoreboard can't be used to score points by the Scorer. Next, the Scorer throws 3 darts and marks every hit with a tally mark next to the associated number on the scoreboard, unless there is already an X from the Stopper.
This process keeps repeating until the Stopper is able to successfully mark each number 1-2 with an X and no further points can be scored. Once the first column is completely marked with Xs, phase 2 begins and the new Stopper throws 3 darts to go first. The winner is the scorer who scores the most points while they are the Scorer.
Scram Dart Strategies
The best strategy for Scram is to simply hit the high numbers first whether you are in the Scorer or Stopper position. Scorers can hit a number repeatedly to continue to score points until the Stopper is able to close it out. This means that consistent players have a significant advantage if they can keep hitting 20s and 19s and your opponent is unable to hit them to close it out and prevent points from continuing to accumulate.