The object of the Halloween game is for each team to achieve the highest amount
of points after a total of eight turns.
you will need to play Halloween Darts are one or more printed Jack
O' Lantern targets, a two foot by two foot or larger sheet of cork board, four thumb
tacks, three throwing darts, two eyelets, two 1-1/2" long screws, a tape
measure or yard stick and some colored tape.
are very sharp and can be rather hard on the walls and furniture, we prefer to play this
game outdoors, usually on our back porch or in the yard.
Begin by screwing the two
eyelets into the two top corners of the cork board and then the
screws into the wall so that the eyelets in the cork board
will hang on the wall via the screws at a height so that
the nose of the Jack O' Lantern on the target is five
feet-eight inches above the floor or ground. If you don't want to put holes in
your wall, you can temporarily lean a sheet of plywood up against the wall to
hang the cork board on.
Attach the paper target to the
center of the cork board with a thumb tack in each corner. Measure eighteen feet out from the wall that the target is on
and stick a two foot long piece of colored tape on the floor
to show the distance players must throw from.
Halloween Game Rules - Each
player takes a turn throwing three darts at the target from a distance of eighteen feet
away from the target. The score keeper adds their total points to the score card
for that turn, removes the darts from the target and gives them to the next
player up. Any dart that bounces off or misses
the Jack O' Lantern on the target does not score any points and cannot be
Scoring - Print out one or
more of our downloadable score cards and write the name of each player from each
team in the "PLAYER" box. The first player on team #1 then takes a turn throwing
the three darts at the target. Any scoring hits are added up and written in the
first (1) turn box. Next, the first player on team #2 takes a turn and so on,
with team players alternating back and forth. The Mouth is worth 5 points,
the Eyes are worth 10 points, the Stem is worth 15 points and the
Nose is worth 25 points. The team that has the most points after eight turns
wins the game.
Darts can be dangerous! All players should be read and
understand these safety rules.
Never point or throw a dart at anyone. Never throw darts at anything other than
the dartboard. All players and observers should stand well behind the active
player, never to the side or in front of the thrower. No one should stand near
or walk in front of the dartboard when a player is throwing. Thrown darts will
occasionally bounce off the dartboard. Make sure the dartboard is attached
securely to the wall, darts rebound more easily off the board if it is not
Darts are not toys and can cause
serious injury! Keep darts somewhere that is out of reach of children. Young
children should not be allowed to play with darts at all. Older children should
only play darts with strict adult supervision. Players should never play darts
under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
for our printable Halloween target and
score card (PDF Format).