Best Dart Boards For Home Use

The Best Dart Boards For Home Use

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Here we are darting fans.  Find the best dartboards for home use with our reviews and comparison charts.  We provide all the info you need to make a great choice.

Note:  These are all manual boards here, no electrics.  You’re a grown up.  You don’t need electric beeps and whistles.  Oh yes, and you can do simple addition and subtraction in your head.

Winmau Blade 5 Bristle Dartboard

Winmau makes the finest dartboards on the planet.  The Winmau Blade 5 has the exclusive endorsement of the British Darts  Organization (BDO).  The width of the wiring system has been reduced by 14% over previous Winmau models to increase the scoring area (9 square mm per treble and 6 square mm per double).  This thinner wire also allows for a 30-degree reduction in wire angle leading to fewer bounce-outs and improved dart deflection.  A triple wheel lock system provides perfect radial alignment and leveling.
With the reduction in wire size Winmau claims this board has the highest scoring potential in history.  Beyond bold claims, nobody can deny Winmau’s quality.  If you need a top of the line board this is it.

Winmau Blade 5 Bristle Dartboard with All-New Thinner Wiring for Higher Scoring and Reduced Bounce-Outs
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Winmau Blade 5 Bristle Dartboard with All-New Thinner Wiring for Higher Scoring and Reduced Bounce-Outs
  • Professional bristle dartboard with exclusive British Darts Organization (BDO) endorsement
  • Increased scoring area with 14% thinner wiring system than the previous generation Blade 4 for higher scoring potential
  • Reduced bounce-outs and improved dart deflection with 30-degree reduction in razor wire angle
  • Triple Wheel lock-and-level system easily secures the dartboard to virtually any surface
  • Incredible durability with Carbon Diffusion technology in bullseye ring for stronger steel

Last update on 2018-09-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


TG Champion Tournament Bristle Dartboard

Bristle boards are constructed from sisal, a fibrous material traditionally used in rope making.  These are gathered in 4″ round cylinders and sliced to match the thickness of the board (imagine mini-hamburger patties).  These blocks are then compressed into a round mold to make the board.  It takes about 40 blocks to make 1 board.  The board is then sanded and painted.  Finally, the razor wire and number ring are applied.
The TG Champion board is 18″ in diameter and 1.5″ thick.  It features standard spire wire, just like you would see in pubs.  The center bull’s eye is staple-free.  Wall mounting hardware is included.
Overall this is a nice board at a good price.  It doesn’t have bladed wire like the more expensive boards but will do the job if you are a casual player and need a board for your house.

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Trademark Gameroom Multicolor Pro Style Bristle Dartboard Set, 18'
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Trademark Gameroom Multicolor Pro Style Bristle Dartboard Set, 18"
  • 18" x 1.5" Bristle Construction-Long lasting board
  • Standard Wire Spider-Just like your local pub
  • Staple-Free Bulls-Eye, A feature of a quality board
  • 6-17 Gram Brass Tipped Darts Included-Start a game right out of the box
  • Brand: Trademark Games

Last update on 2018-09-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Accudart Starlite Dartboard

The Accudart Starlite board is a very inexpensive, basic board.  It is NOT sisal construction, but rather rolled-paper.  Paper boards are not self-healing and not as durable as sisal bristle boards.  They may also tend to warp in basements or other humid environments.
The Starlite features the standard dartboard on the front and a baseball dart game on the back.  The standard side is partitioned by round wire.
The Starlite also includes 6 brass darts (3 yellow, 3 red).  Make no mistake, this board is geared towards families with kids that are just of an age to be able to use steel-tipped darts (with supervision).  As a result, these included darts are no-frills and may actually take enjoyment out of the game a bit.  Consider upgrading to even the cheapest set of darts available.
That’s about all that can be said about the Starlite.  If you want a board to put up so you can play a game of darts with your kids and not spend a ton of cash… this will do the trick.

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Accudart 2-in-1 Starlite Quality-Bound Paper Dartboard Game Set with Six Included Brass Darts
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Accudart 2-in-1 Starlite Quality-Bound Paper Dartboard Game Set with Six Included Brass Darts
  • Family Quality - Ideal Use for All Ages
  • Two Games in One - Standard Dartboard on Front and Baseball Dart Game on Back
  • Constructed from Paper Material Tightly Bound for Family Play
  • Round Wire Sections for Easy Scoring
  • Includes (6) Brass Darts - 10 grams each
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Last update on 2018-09-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Loveiscool Double-sided Dart Board

The Loveiscool board is a good quality double-sided board.  The front features a regulation-sized traditional pattern with thinner sector wire stapled in place.  Opposite the standard board is a beginner themed, concentric black & white circle pattern.  Constructed of a dense sisal-like material, buyers are pleasantly surprised by the quality.
The board includes 6 good quality brass darts (10 gram).  These are multi-part darts with separate points, shafts and flytes.  British and American flag patterns adorn the flytes.  Some of the scoring areas have a “cracked glass” graphic imprint that staunch traditionalists may not appreciate.
For the quality and considering you get a decent set of darts, the Loveiscool board is definitely worth considering if you are a casual player looking for a board.

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Dartboard, Loveiscool Double-sided Dart Board with 6 Brass Darts
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Dartboard, Loveiscool Double-sided Dart Board with 6 Brass Darts
  • 2-SIDED- Regulation Size Classic 20 Point & Circular Bulls-Eye
  • Comes complete with set of six steel tip brass darts
  • Classic 20 Point & Circular Bulls-Eye
  • Wire fasteners and wire number ring for maximum playing area.
  • Long lasting to help improve your game

Last update on 2018-09-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Franklin Sports 18in Bristle Dartboard

Franklin Sports makes another quality dartboard.  This is constructed from sisal and has good self-healing qualities.  It comes with a variety of mounting hardware.  One drawback is that the number ring is printed.  You will not be able to rotate the board to even out wear.  Over time more darts tend to be thrown at the treble 20 area.
The sector wiring is round.  This serves the purpose of defining scoring areas.  More expensive boards have shaped wire that directs darts toward scoring areas.  This results in few bounce outs.
One drawback is that the number ring is printed.  You will not be able to rotate the board to even out wear.  Over time more darts tend to be thrown at the treble-20 area.  This causes wear.  Some boards have the numbering system laid out on a wire ring that can be moved and rotated.  It’s a nice feature that extends the life of the board.  Alas, the Franklin board does not have it.
Overall though, the Franklin board is a solid choice at a medium price point.

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Franklin Sports 18in Bristle Dartboard
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Franklin Sports 18in Bristle Dartboard
  • Warning: Darts is an adult sport. It is dangerous for children to play without adult supervision
  • Top notch sisal for enhanced play
  • Round metal wire for tournament play
  • Printed number ring, 18-Inch
  • Multi-player

Last update on 2018-09-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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Viper Vault Sisal/Bristle Steel Tip Dartboard & Cabinet Bundle

Viper is one of the leading names in the darting world.  This set features one of their top-of-the-line Shot King bristle boards in a black cabinet.  The board has all the features of a quality board… sisal construction, staple free bullseye and a rotating number ring.  The cabinet features white on a black dry erase scoring pads mounted inside the doors.
The Viper Vault set also include battery operated lights that mount above the cabinet.  The 3 LED lights look sharp and do a good job of illuminating the board in dimly lit environments.
A laser throw/toe line marker mounts below the cabinet.  It is battery operated and displays a throw line that is visible even in daylight.
Finally, the set also includes 6 brass, multi-part darts.  The darts are of good quality and complete a set that gives you everything you need to add darting to your rec room.
If you are looking to add darts to your rec room the Viper Vault set is an outstanding value.  A top quality board in a decorative cabinet and cool accessories like a laser toe line will definitely impress your guests.

Viper Vault Sisal/Bristle Steel Tip Dartboard & Cabinet Bundle: Elite Set (Shot King Dartboard, Darts, Shadow Buster and Laser Throw Line)
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Viper Vault Sisal/Bristle Steel Tip Dartboard & Cabinet Bundle: Elite Set (Shot King Dartboard, Darts, Shadow Buster and Laser Throw Line)
  • Comprehensive bundle features a dartboard cabinet, dartboard, steel tip darts, dry erase scoreboard, dry erase marker and mounting hardware
  • Open dimensions: 42" L x 21.5" W x 3" D; closed dimensions: 21" L x 21.5" W x 3" D. Measuring 18" in diameter and 1.5" D
  • Viper Shot King dartboard is constructed from sisal/bristle fibers compressed together, providing unsurpassed durability; staple-free inner bullseye prevents bounceouts
  • Measuring 18" in diameter, the Viper Shot King is official tournament size; A movable number ring further extends the dartboard's life
  • Viper Shadow Buster cabinet mounted display light illuminates your dartboard; Viper laser throw/toe line marker allows for use even in daylight

Last update on 2018-09-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Trademark Gameroom Darts and Dartboard Sets

This is the Trademark Gameroom Cabinet set.  It is not as “high-end” as the Viper set above.  The board is rolled paper, not sisal bristle board.  The cabinet wood is less durable fiberboard with a walnut finish.  The magnetically closed doors have chalkboard scoring pads mounted on the inside.
The set includes 6 multi-part darts (10-gram).  Again with the American and British flag flyte pattern.
We at radicarecooms.com haven’t got our hands on this set yet, but online reviews are kind of split.  Some are perfectly content with the quality of the board.  Others are disappointed, saying the board wears quickly.  This would be expected as the board is rolled paper vs. a higher quality sisal construction.  If you consider yourself anything more than a casual dart player you may want to check out other options.

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Trademark Gameroom Dartboard Cabinet Set with Realistic Walnut Finish
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Trademark Gameroom Dartboard Cabinet Set with Realistic Walnut Finish
  • Includes 6 Steel Tip Darts
  • Includes Chalk and Eraser
  • Magnetic Door Closure, Door Mounted Cricket Chalkboard
  • 6 Steel Tip DartsChalk & EraserBrand: Trademark Games

Last update on 2018-09-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Photo Credits:
Bulls-eye flickr photo by Janna Wandler shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
Darts flickr photo by athrasher shared into the public domain using Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0)
Darts flickr photo by Ted Van Pelt shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license


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