How to buy darts for your new electronic dartboard.


If you’re a darts aficionado, the electronic dartboard is all the new rage! They’re fun, they’re safer, and they’re trending fast in pubs and bars. Many dart enthusiasts are now venturing on to these electronic boards.

In essence, this dartboard is a computer at the back end. The front face comprises of a dimpled surface that is structured to receive darts thrown at it. These boards come programmed with several games. They keep score by determining which part of the board the dart has hit and also determine misses. Most boards allow up to 8 players to be signed in per game.

The darts:

The darts for these “e-dartboards” are unique, in that, they aren’t sharp and metal tipped like conventional steel darts. They are soft-tipped with plastic, making them so much safer, especially for family environments. These soft-tipped darts are also much lighter than regular darts. According to regulations, these darts should not exceed a maximum weight of 20 grams.


Dart barrel types:

Now, just like there are a variety of materials to choose from, for metal darts, soft-tipped darts also come in different ranges and materials. Choice of dart material, grip, shape etc depend upon your level of experience and your affordability.

The most inexpensive soft-point darts would be brass darts. Brass is the lightest of the materials used for soft-tip darts. If you are a novice to dartboard games, in general, or if you are perfecting your game with electronic boards, these would be the darts best suited for you.

A slightly more durable dart barrel would be the nickel silver darts. They are almost as light as the brass ones, but they are tarnish resistant.

The more proficient dart players would opt for tungsten alloy darts. Tungsten is a dense metal that has high corrosion resistance. It is coupled with other materials for the barrel to make it more durable and strong. These darts typically weigh between 18 and 20 grams.

Dart shapes, tips, and grips:

The barrel of the dart comes in a variety of shapes for your convenience and gripping comfort. Those who seek a finger grip could opt for scalloped barrels, whilst those who want shorter barrels could opt for stubby darts. Grips come in a variety of forms such as dimples, cross hatched, knurled etc.

Though the flights or shafts of the darts may not break easily, the tip of the electronic dartboard darts are prone to wear and tear as they are made of plastic. These tips however are very inexpensive and can be ordered in a pack of 50-100 either online, or at a sporting goods store.




Why I like to play pool

Ever since I can remember, I was always the person to turn down competition. The fact that someone else could be better than me at something made me so mad I just couldn’t bear the idea, so I avoided everything that could have placed me in that humiliating position. This means I didn’t play sports, I didn’t enter school competition, and I had a hard time dealing with family game night.

But a few years ago my dad bought himself a pool table, placed it in the garage, and started spending long hours there, shooting by himself. I was definitely intrigued: what kind of satisfaction playing by yourself could bring? What sort of game is that and what’s the point? Finally, the curiosity broke my fear and I asked him to join. I then discovered a great sport that had a lot to teach me.

When you’re shooting at pool, you’re not just randomly pushing the ball around, hoping it will bounce into one of the pockets. Pool requires a certain mindset to control rather yourself and guide the ball where you want it to go. You can be playing against someone, but the primary connection is between you and your objective. I never thought I could reach such a concentration level while engaging in something so…fun.



Playing pool has brought me a lot of friends – I have begun entering different competitions – and what I like about it is that these friendships are based on a mutual respect for talent, technique and, in the end, fairness.

It’s also something you can easily do in different contexts: I already mentioned my dad’s garage, competitions, but there are pool tablets scattered all over this state: bars, sport pubs, sports centers, I even have one at work, for all employees to use at will. There are portable ones you can take on picnics and camping trips, and so on. For me, it’s an accessible distraction that revives both my body and my mind.

And yes, it can get competitive, and that’s just as great, because in the end all that competition makes you want to be better not than the adversary, but yourself.

But most of all, I like to play pool because it’s open to different set of rules that you can convene upon with your adversary. If you’re playing with your 12-year old cousin, you can leave aside the score and just enjoy the pleasure of shooting together.



How much should you spend for an electronic dart board

Socializing over a game is the best thing to do nowadays when we hardly have separate time for playing, meeting friends and partying. It surely lets you bond with your friends while displaying your special talents. A good quality dart board game will do this for you. What is better than a dependable and multiplayer electronic dart board?


So, if you are finally convinced to buy an electronic dart board, the next obvious step will be to select a good quality product that comes within your budget. You must be strictly aware with the various aspects of an electronic dart board and how much is enough to spend on it to enjoy a challenging darting bout in your buddies’ company.

You must also get acquainted about the features of dart boards, their material of construction to assess the price to help you make an intelligent purchase.

A few things any buying guide should contain:

  1. a1Player count allowed- more the number of players allowed, higher the price will go.
  2. Player score keeping options- if the score can be displayed for more number of players simultaneously, you need to spend more on such a model.
  3. Quality of LCD for scores- Some LCDs may be of so low quality that they may get cracked by a dart hit by the player. Check if the LCD is covered with a superior protective layer. It is going to increase the price.
  4. Storage and analysis of scorers- Whether the dartboard comes with option to store the scores of players. It will be an important factor to assess its price.
  5. Number of game options- If your chosen dart board provides a number of games, then be ready to pay more for your entertainment, but it will be a onetime investment for years of enjoyment.
  6. Size of the board- Bigger board will be costlier due to the count of electronic components on it.
  7. Quality and stability of darts- Just make sure that the dartboard manufacturer has not compromised on the dart quality to lower down the price of the unit.
  8. Accuracy of scores- Accuracy of scores is an essential aspect to keep the sportsman spirit alive, but you surely have to loosen your purse strings for the dependable quality.
  9. Number of surface holes to hold the targeted dart- It will directly impact the accuracy of your targets. It will definitely cost a bit more than the regular electronic dart board.


With all these points you will be able to evaluate the price of an electronic dart board against the features it holds. You should be ready to shell out anything between $10 and $100 to get an electronic dartboard home.

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