The Electronic Dart Board, Even the Kids Can Play

by : Steve Porter

The electronic dart board just gets better and better. The original boards came out in the 1990s and caused a lot of controversy at the time that still goes on today. The purists hate them saying it isnt proper darts, but no one can deny their popularity. The big advantages are that the electronic game is safer and a lot more convenient than the traditional game. The darts have plastic tips so they are less dangerous and are much less likely to put holes in your wall and I think most of us appreciate the automatic scoring, especially for the Cricket game

There are now two types of electronic dart board around, the standard board with hundreds of holes in it and the new so called BristleTech board, which is similar to the standard bristle boards so you can use both steel tip darts and soft tips, and it still has the electronics to do all the scoring for you as well. This is truly the best of both worlds and is surely the way of the future.

The latest from Halex is the Armada Bristletech dartboard that has a laser that marks out the throw line for you! So you get to use whatever darts you like and the built in laser shows you where to throw from as well, fantastic! This is surely the ultimate board around for both schools of darters at the moment. Who knows, the electronic boards may be used in the big tournaments like the Las Vegas Classic before long.

There are standard wall mounted boards and the arcade style that doesnt need to be set up, as they are free standing and the board is already mounted for you at the correct height. (Great! no drilling) The latest electronic dart boards are relatively cheap, at a starting price of around $50 to $300 for the all singing, all dancing arcade types.

Also bear in mind the wall mounted version of the electronic dart board is necessarily bigger than the normal bristle boards because of the electronics, so when it comes to housing your new board, you will need a larger than normal dart board cabinet to accommodate it. Please ensure that if you get a dart board cabinet for your electronic board that it will fit the cabinet, there are cabinets made to fit the larger boards.