Dartball is a game in which 7-inch darts are thrown at a large wooden board that resembles a baseball field, with colored areas which denote bases. Dartball uses baseball-like rules and scoring.
Dartball rules and board configurations vary from league to league, but generally teams comprise either seven or nine players plus possible alternates. Dartball teams are usually formed by Lutheran churches, often playing their games during fall and winter months in church basements or common areas. Most leagues end their seasons with championship tournaments held at local high school gymnasiums.
Dartball games can be very competitive. Just as in baseball, the opposing team and its supporters may attempt to distract the "batter." Each match includes three individual nine-inning games, with the exception of tie games, in which extra inning games are played. In some leagues,