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Setting Up A Dartboard

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on 10/26/2020 by Baghead Kelly

After mounting your dartboard with the centre of the bullseye 173 cm from the ground, drop a plumb line from the front face of the dartboard (centre of the bullseye) to the ground. Mark the spot and run a perpendicular distance of 237 cm from it. This will be where you place your oche line. If you use a ‘raised’ oche the rules in Australia are that it should be 25mm high by 1 metre wide.

Travel Gaming

Posted in Gadgets, Games, Lifestyle, Travel with tags , , , , , on 08/24/2016 by Baghead Kelly

Travel Kit

 

  • Set of dice
  • Playing card deck
  • Notepad
  • Pencil

With a little knowledge these four simple items open up a world of games. Dice have been around for thousands of years whilst playing cards are only a mere eleven hundred years old. They have survived through to this modern era of computer games simply because we find them amusing. Beyond that we like them because of their social aspect. They make conversation easy.

If you take the time to learn some games or expand on the ones that you already know you will have a repertoire that you can pull out at any time. Missed your flight? Stuck in the emergency department? Not yet out on bail? Then perhaps a game of craps is in order or even strip poker. Maybe the grandkids are over and you can play Beetle or Old Maid. The choices are as many as you can memorize and teach.

The real trick here however, is in keeping it all compact. You can buy ‘Bridge’ sized playing cards which are generally a quarter of an inch smaller in width and die usually come in 10, 14 and 16mm sizes. The 10mm die are still a good size to play with, as are the ‘Bridge’ sized cards. Once you’ve sorted those items out and sized matched them with a pad and pencil you can start looking for a suitably sized tin or Tupperware container. Good luck with that.

My personal favorites dice games are ‘Pig’ and ‘Ship, Captain. Crew’ whilst I like Conquian and Euchre card games. I’m slowly learning new games and testing them out on my family; some work and some don’t. When they’ve had enough there is always time to fit in a couple of hands of ‘Solitaire’.