Doubleday Baseball is a great game for the baseball enthusiast. Unlike Baseball or Bullseye Baseball, this game sticks closely to the real game of American baseball. The scoring is a little more complicated than most games, but if you a baseball fan, you'll have no problem with this one and I think you'll love it. The game may be play by two players or teams.
The Object of Doubleday Baseball Dart Rule
The object of the game is to score more runs than your opponent and have the lead at the end of the 9th inningh.
The Scoring of Doubleday Baseball Dart Rule
The numbers 1 through 9 are written vertically down the board to represent the innings in the game. One dart is thrown by one player from each team to determine order of play, closest to the bullseye goes first and the players' names are written across the top of the board in playing order. An optional diamond may be drawn to represent where the runners are (I recommend doing this, especially towards the end of the night).
The Play of Doubleday Baseball Dart Rule
The player who won the bullseye decides to be "pitcher" or "batter".
Strategy of Doubleday Baseball Dart Rule
Pitching: Try to hit a triple or the area near the bullseye to block the batters ability to easily hit these areas. Additionally, if you know the batter's weakness, (i.e. a player who has trouble with 18's) try to throw that number to make it harder for the batter.
Batting: Throwing short singles will make for easier hits and avoid slipping into double-plays somewhat. Homeruns should only be thrown when a big hit is needed (i.e. two outs, bases loaded, losing by three).