# Why are the dart numbers arranged that way?

## Why are the dart numbers arranged that way?

The numbering system on a standard dartboard is designed in such a way as to reduce 'lucky shots' and reduce the element of chance. The numbers are placed in an order to encourage accuracy and punish inaccuracy.

## Is there a pattern to a dartboard?

For clarity's sake, here is the way the numbers on a modern, standard dartboard are organized, from the top position going clockwise: 20, 1, 18, 4, 13, 6, 10, 15, 2, 17, 3, 19, 7, 16, 8, 11, 14, 9, 12, 5. The particular numerical sequence chosen by Brian Gamlin achieves 2 things.

## What is the sum of all the numbers around a dart board?

The maximum possible total of the difference between adjacent numbers is 200 (the sum of the numbers between 1 and 19), while the traditional layout only provides a total of 196.

## What game is on the other side of a dart board?

This is on the other side of a vintage dart board. What is the name of this game? According to wikipedia: "Splash: throwing two or more darts at the board at the same time.