Axe Throwing: What is it? How do you play it? How the leagues are made?

Axe Throwing: What is it?

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Axe Throwing: What is it?

Axe throwing by definition, like darts, is a sport in which the competitor throws an axe at a target, trying to hit as close as possible to a bullseye or “Kill shots” (small dots located on top of the target).

The activity that has spread rapidly throughout North America, Europe and other parts of the world.  Therefore, it’s becoming the new favorite game/sport at bars among the younger demographic. 

With hundreds of centers around the world dedicated specifically to axe throwing, it is prepared to continue to grow while being a popular game for many years to come. 

What is the scoring system?

There are several types of scoring systems in Axe Throwing, which varies depending on the locations, and some centers have one scoring system for the league and a different one for the standard sessions.

At Urban Safari, a simpler scoring system is used for the standard Axe Throwing sessions, which you will see below, and a different one for the league.

1 point target

1 point

Axe throwing score

3 points

Axe throwing score

5 points

Axe throwing score

7 points

What is the point system of the Axe Throwing league?

In the Urban Safari League the target has four rings and a bullseye in the center. Each ring is worth progressively more points up to six on the bullseye.

The two small dots on the outer ring have a higher risk, high reward and are known as the kill shots. You can only attempt a kill shot during certain times of the game and they are worth eight points.

What does the league play consist of?

A standard game consists of ten throws followed by tiebreakers. In other words, players compete one-on-one and the winner is the one with the highest number of points after ten throws.

The maximum score in each game is 64 (8 × 6) + (2 × 8), and the aforementioned kill shot is available for scoring on the fifth and tenth throw of the match (usually, players will swap targets after five throws to ensure a game experience).

Players can compete in leagues and even on a national championship if they’re good enough! Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

Before we start an Axe Throwing session, let us teach you how to throw an axe the right and safe way.