Welcome to Darts 101!
The two most common terms that you will hear throughout the community are sets and legs. Both of these terms are common in many sports and games throughout the world, but do you know what they mean in darts?
Whether you are just starting out, or you are a hardcore dart enthusiast, it’s wise to play by rules set by darts associations, so make sure you familiarize yourself with the terminology used.
What Do Legs Mean In Darts?
In darts, a leg is a single game, which is won by a player. Two players will go head-to-head against each other with their best dart score out. Each time that you throw three darts, you will complete what is called a leg. So in essence, a leg is the shortest part of a game.
What Does A Set Mean In Darts?
In darts, a set is a series of legs. In most games, the first player to win three legs is considered to win the set. Depending on the rules of your venue or competition, you may play up to five legs per set.
For example, in the BDO World Championships, players will play sets of five legs. There are some exceptions though, with the World Masters being the most notable with three legs per set (first players that win two legs).
So, there you have it. Darts is a great game to get started in. You don’t have to compete in tournaments to have fun, so pick up a set of darts and practice! Start with 501 or 301 games and build confidence and skill.