There’s nothing that brings a group of guys together more than a cold keg of beer and a good game of darts. If you plan on playing a game of darts with your kids or with kids around, an electronic dart board is a safer way to go because they normally come with darts that have plastic tips. Electronic dart boards can also be more interactive than traditional ones, because they have a variety of game options, multi-player ability, and can keep digital record of your score.
Whether you’re a serious competitive dart player, a social player, or just want to play for fun with your friends, there is an electronic dartboard that will meet your needs. When buying an electronic dartboard you want to look for boards that don’t have a lot of bounce, are durable, and easy to set up.
We’ve chosen three of the top electronic dart boards that will fit the needs of any player – and any room in the house.
1. Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 Electronic Dartboard
The Arachnid Cricket Pro Tournament Electronic Dartboard is made of strong plastic-like materials that are durable and don’t wear after repetitive use. This is a great dart board to play at parties or in big groups because of its heckler feature and digital score keeping. The heckler feature yells funny light-hearted insults out while you’re playing (note: this feature can easily be muted if desired).
Many serious dart players enjoy this dart board because the darts easily stick to the board without too much bounce. This dart board will make a great addition to any game room for serious players and add fun and entertainment to any game of darts.
PROS: Can play with up to eight players.
CONS: Some claim the darts stuck better to the board after they replaced the dart tips.
2. Arachnid Cricket Pro Tournament Electronic Dartboard
The Arachnid Cricket Pro Tournament Electronic Dartboard is a high-quality dart board that is competition regulation size — great to practice on during tournaments for the serious dart player. This dart board can withstand back to back heavy throws without getting damaged. The board’s digital score keeper is a great feature when playing a game with multiple players, as it shows up to four players scores at once. If you get tired of playing a traditional darts game, this board also comes with 24 different games and 132 variations. If you are serious dart player or just want to have a good board for family game nights, this board will fit your needs.
PROS: Has limited bounce.
CONS: Sounds effects are loud.
3. Franklin Sports Electronic Dartboard
The Franklin Sports Electronic Dartboard is a reliable dart board that is simple but well-made. This dart board doesn’t have some of the bells and whistles the two boards mentioned above do, but if you are using this board for causal, social settings like a game in your game room with your kids this dart board will meet your needs. For its affordable price, this board provides you with reliability, a digital scorekeeper and various game options.
PROS: Great value for the price.
CONS: The darts that come with the board aren’t the highest quality according to some players.