Best Darts and Boards

Darts rank number two on our Best Pub Games list. Of course it does; darts has so many games, infinite replayability, and the more you practice, the better you get. A Hall of Fame game. Cricket is our favorite game, but we’ve been known to throw in baseball, around the world, 1-bulls-eye, and 301.

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Games of darts hold the same basic principle; aim and execution. Set a stance, line up the dart, then perfect the forearm motion and finger release. Strategy plays a small role in darts, as most games are simply removing numbers from the board; the order which they are doesn’t matter. Crickett is the most popular Darts pub game. You’ll find dart most boards heavily pocked in the 15 through 20 pie slices.  

Dart games are intense between similarly skilled throwers.  Close matches are always remembered and spoke of years after they’re played. Proper equipment is absolutely necessary in Darts. The right board and well weighted darts are crucial to maintaining the tacit tradition of darts. We’ve played and reviewed several boards and darts in order to bring you our favorites.

Best Dart Boards

The dart you choose will tell all your guests that you either appreciate the game and expect contests to be fair and pleasant, or that you basically needed something to cover a hole in the wall and the dart boards is pretty much decoration.  Trust me, go for  a good board or board and cabinet set.  Cabinets come in handy when you have the errant throw might otherwise hit the wall.  

#1  Dart Board

This is a high quality 100% bamboo, surf board shaped Ring Swing backdrop.  Of course it comes with everything you need to set up along with instructions.  Perfect for a back porch or garage game room.  We like the beachy theme and the bodacious ting the ring and hook make when they hit.  As with most of the items on this list, get free two day shipping with your Amazon Prime membership.  


Best Darts

We’ve highlighted the best boards for your enjoyment, and now we need to talk darts. Grams, flights, tips, and balance are all important aspects of a good dart. You’ll find our favorites below, but first - which ones are best for you? You’ll need something to fit your budget, your style, your hand, and your board. The costs vary greatly, but we recommend a set of three in the $10 - $20 price point. You’ll find most our top sets in this range. The flights (four leafed end of the darts) are the most customizable. We have our favorite sports teams, american flags and silly faces on ours. These flights get beat up, so you’ll need to stock up on a few extra sets. Your fingers should hold the dart in such a way to maximize grip, but at the same time allow for little friction upon release. We prefer a corrugated metal grip with a smooth end cap. Again, our list reflects this. Depending on which of the five boards you choose, get the corresponding dart set. For example, look for sharp metal tips for the horse hair bristle boards. Here’s our top 7 dart sets.

#1  Darts

This is a high quality 100% bamboo, surf board shaped Ring Swing backdrop.  Of course it comes with everything you need to set up along with instructions.  Perfect for a back porch or garage game room.  We like the beachy theme and the bodacious ting the ring and hook make when they hit.  As with most of the items on this list, get free two day shipping with your Amazon Prime membership.  


Best Dart Accessories

Now you have the board, the darts, and hopefully your spouses/roommates’ approval. Let’s make your dart board arena awesome. Darts allow for cool accessories. Trust me, we have them all and it wouldn’t be the same without a proper scoreboard, backboard, and/or runner. Check out the following Dart arena enhancements…………

#1  Darts Accessories

This is a high quality 100% bamboo, surf board shaped Ring Swing backdrop.  Of course it comes with everything you need to set up along with instructions.  Perfect for a back porch or garage game room.  We like the beachy theme and the bodacious ting the ring and hook make when they hit.  As with most of the items on this list, get free two day shipping with your Amazon Prime membership.  


That’s it. Practice pays off, and playing competitively is uber-rewarding. Darts has been around since our great grand great grand fathers and mothers for good reason. Have a peak at our Alternate Dart Games post for more dart games you can play. Contrary to the environment in which darts is typically played, sobriety is key to winning. So if you find yourself challenged to a money match and you’ve spent it all at the bottle shop or bar already, politely decline. Darts is a wonderful addition to any garage and man cave. Should you find yourself in a pub without a dartboard, you’re in the wrong pub.

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