A home that plays darts together laughs together or so they say. Either way, having a dartboard at home makes a huge difference for everyone in the family. Darts can be played by people across all age ranges and also need little space and skill to score. All you have to do to enjoy a game of darts is to get the right dartboard and be good at aiming which is easier said than done.
Some assume that buying a dartboard is only good for homes with professional dartboard players and pubs, but those little round things make a great addition to games at home as well. You can go old school and get a good old sisal board that you can play on for decades or go modern with a thick, easy to use electronic dartboard with more gaming options than you can ever exhaust. Here is a collection of our top picks that you can get on Amazon…
Winmau Diamond Plus Tournament Bristle Dartboard
You have probably heard of this one because it has won the endorsement of the British Darts Organization as a standard tournament dartboard. It is build to withstand the abuse of regular gaming which makes it a great choice for a pub or a backyard where many people convene to have a throw. The number ring is also removable so that you can rotate it to prevent one side from getting overused.
Many people will talk about angles and percentages but the bottom line is that the spider wires are super thinned so all you have is lots of scoring area to deal with and a better chance of hitting the bull’s eye. The sisal is also deep and heals quickly which makes it a durable dartboard even under frequent use.
LinkVisions Dartboard With Staple Free Bullseye
Sometimes, all you need is a bigger set of steel darts and a whole mounting set plus your bristle dartboard all in one package. LinVisions is cheaper than Winmau but it is the best bristle dartboard you will get while saving a few bucks on the side. It packs the same quality medium-packed sisal that ensures that your darts stick whenever you are on target. The catch here is the staple-free bullseye though which reduces bounce outs. It comes ready for the work with the mounting kit and two sets of 18g darts so you don’t have to do lots of the manual work.
Arachnid Cricket Pro 650 Electronic Dartboard
Electronic dartboards are always the best option for a well-lit game at home and you won’t have to spend a fortune on the huge bar-like dart cabinets. Arachnid has more than established itself as the king of electronic dartboards and this is one of the cheapest in the market but also one of the best if you treat it right. It is good for the money but you have to strengthen it when mounting it onto the wall. The target area is wide enough and the nylon is also thick so you won’t have to deal with lots of bounce outs. It comes with all the soft tips and darts you will need. Its screen is also easy to operate and you can play 24 different games.
Arachnid Pro 900 Talking Electronic Dartboard
The advantage of Arachnid electronic dartboards is that the LED screen and other accessories are out of the way, meaning even the worst shots from novices won’t destroy the board. The company has been improving on their boards since the 650 pros discussed above with more games and better interaction being the goal. This one is more interactive with the screen tracking scores and averaging the scores for each player. It also accommodates up to eight players and has over 48 games with regular ones such as 301, 501, cricket and solo included. The best part is the durability of the board’s nylon scoring area. You can even use stronger darts on it rather than the set that comes with the board. Just be sure to stick to soft boards.
Viper Electronic Dartboard With Illuminated Segments
Viper is another brand that always chucks out great dartboards, and while extra illumination hurts your eyes, this one just catches your eye. It adds life to your game room and ensures you won’t miss the bull’s eye. Despite being extra illuminated, we found the light to be gentle on the eye and only serves to liven up the game. This dartboard has unlimited gaming options including light-based games and a cyber gaming option. Just turn the board and hit the target to turn the light off alongside your regular dart games including hidden cricket and 47 others. It is of course game over if the lights go off but the lighting is out of the way as long as you use soft-tip darts. You don’t even need light in the game room when playing with this dartboard. It still comes with six darts and it has onboard storage for darts and extra tips.
Dartboard Cabinet Sets
Soozier Electronic Dartboard Set With A Storage Cabinet
Having a cabinet for your dartboard, whether electronic or bristle improves the look of your game room wall in general and also makes it easy to store and move your dartboard whenever you need to. This electronic dartboard does have a voice prompt, as well as an interactive LED scoreboard for up to 8 players. You have 27 games you can play on it, which will keep the family spoilt for choice. The best part of the board is the sleek cabinet that opens on both sides giving more room for wide shots to strike rather than your walls. It also comes with 12 darts although the included soft tips are not very durable so you should probably consider getting your own tips.
Fat Cat Mercury Electronic Dartboard Built In Cabinet Doors
More display is the signature feature on this dartboard which has earned its spot as one of the best electronic dartboard choices. It comes built into a cabinet with arched doors that close in to create a sleek case for storing your dartboard and accessories. It has four score displays for all the players in the game as well as an 11-button control panel that allows you t choose from 28 games and customize each game. The Inside of the right door also carries an extra display for cricket allowing each player to follow their scores which makes the game more fun for everyone.
EastPoint Sports Bristle Dartboard Set With A Storage Cabinet
Steel-tip darts are especially notorious for ruining game room walls which is why this one will save you a big deal. We chose this dartboard because of the quality it packs and the additional accessories that make it easy to mount and ready to play. Its spiders are strong steel plus a medium-packed sisal scoreboard which is a combination for the most durable bristle scoreboards. It comes with six darts and a whole mounting set that you need so you can set up wherever and whenever you want to play. The inside of both doors also serve as scoreboards and the set includes the two chalks and an eraser that you need to track scores. The bullseye is also staple-free so don’t worry about bounce-outs denying you your scores.
Kids Friendly Dartboards
Funsparks Magnetic Dartboard
The biggest problem with most kid-friendly dartboard designs is that they look too childish that even the children don’t like them which is why the professional design of this magnetic dartboard is so important. This dartboard looks like your traditional bristle dartboard on the surface so it feels good to play with it even for adults. The board also has markings for the scores so you don’t lose track while playing and always know where to aim for the highest scores. The darts are durable.
CX L SUM Magnetic Dartboard
Sometimes, all you need is a simple foldable dartboard that allows you to have fun wherever you are whether you are playing in a tent, outdoors or in your regular game room. Being a magnetic dartboard, it is friendly for the whole family but the catch is the fact that it is two-sided. It has a metallic magnet bar inside which keeps it durable to maintain functionality and also ensures that the board doesn’t curl up when opened for play. It also comes with a set of rules for the various games you and your family may want to play.