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The darts is a sports game that originated from Great Britain. It is enjoyed by a large population of both ladies and gentlemen throughout the globe. Anyone can play darts with 3 shots of darts, a dartboard and some space.
It is an excellent game that, when compared to general sports, does not demand the player to possess muscular strength or endurance. Even the handicapped can compete on equal terms with ordinary people regardless of gender or age.

The darts is a very simple game where you throw 3 shots of darts at the dartboard (target). Yet, it is also a strategic mental sports where you play with tactics by not only aiming at the center of the board, but also accurately aiming at 82 different scoring areas on the dartboard according to the type of game that you are playing.
If you lose your balance from a single mistake, the delicate shades of psychology such as impatience and anxiety becomes apparent, which leads to frequent turnovers in a match. .

Therefore, the key to victory is maintaining your composure and keeping up with your image training.
You can achieve higher scores by developing your mental strength and concentration.

Contrary to the superficially static aspect, the darts is actually an exciting sports game where you fight against the pressing excitement and achieve an unmeasurable amount of accomplishment by scoring according to your image training.


There are numerous theories on the origination of the darts. The most persuasive one is that the modern darts originated from British soldiers competing against each other by shooting arrows at a target in their leisure time during the Hundred Years' War (1337~1453).
The soldiers first used wine keg covers as the dartboard, which were later replaced with cut trees.
The wooden board used at the time is said to have become the dartboard today. For the following 500 years, the darts evolved throughout its journey across the seven seas and continents with the British army.

After the war was over and peace had set upon Great Britain, people started to throw arrows that were cut short as the game that we know today.

As people used large pieces of cut wood as the target, the dried surface soon formed several cracks, which the players decided to use as different scoring parts.
They soon found the fun of aiming at specific parts, which similarly changed to the gaming methods of today.
Although the darts game was globally distributed, it first had different scoring methods. In 1896, a British person came up with the scoring method that resulted in the current circular dartboard.

The greatest historical turning point for darts in the 1900s was the Foot Anakin ruling in Yorkshire, Britain.

At the time, it was illegal in Great Britain to play "games of chance" in public houses (pubs).
Foot Anakin skillfully three three darts in the double 20s in front of the judge, demonstrating that darts is not a game of chance, but an excellent sport. Consequently, the game spread throughout the country as a sports game.

Steel-tip & Soft-tip Darts

Darts are currently divided into two types: the steel-tip dart and the soft-tip dart. The steel-tip dart uses metal tips for its fore-end and is thrown at the bristle board, made of compressed boars bristles.
On the other hand, the soft-tip dart uses soft-tip plastic for its fore-end and is thrown at a plastic dartboard with many holes.

Soft-tip darts are usually enjoyed on games called the digital dart machine. Like computer bowling, it automatically calculates the game score and contains various types of games that even novices can enjoy.
On the other hand, the steel-tip darts is loved by advanced users as the essence of darts, in that it has the amazing sense of the dart sticking in the dartboard (target) and that the player has to calculate one's own score in building the gaming strategy.
There is little difference between the soft-tip and steel-tip darts in terms of the material and size of the dartboard and the darts' fore-end. Still, it is equally enjoyable in that players need to compete to gain higher scores by throwing the darts.
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