Barrington Billiards Bristle Dartboard Cabinet Set

Last updated date: March 27, 2020

DWYM Score
8.6


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 117 expert reviews, the Barrington Billiards Barrington Billiards Bristle Dartboard Cabinet Set placed 13th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.7
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
297 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It is regulation size at 17.75 inches, is made with self-healing bristles, and comes in five styles.
- Wiki EZ Vid
The high-quality bristle dartboard is another bright spot in this set. It is a regulation-size dartboard, with grade-A sisal fiber.
- Oh So Savvy Mom
It has a large, regulation size target face but is light and easy to install.
- True Top 5 Reviews
It features a wood construction for maximum durability and strength.
- Shortcut Gateways
It comes with a regulation-grade self-healing 18-inch bristle dartboard with a staple-free bull's eye, which increases the scoring areas while making it more resilient.
- Ping Pong Bros
The board features a timeless and classy design.
- Darts Advice
The cabinet includes a scoreboard on both the left and right sides of so there is plenty of room to keep track of your games.
- Dart Help
What experts didn't like
Despite its attractive appearance, the cabinet is made from pressed wood veneer. Any veneered wood product can peel over time.
- Oh So Savvy Mom
The lights may be too far back to light up in front of the board
- True Top 5 Reviews
The strong chemical odor is very hard to ignore.
- Darts Advice
Lights are not in the best position for full board coverage
- Dart Help

From The Manufacturer

Attractive and Convenient Design: This hanging dartboard cabinet features a beautifully crafted design that adds a decorative look to your recreation room, office game room or basement. The cabinet also contains various compartments that can hold darts, a marker and mounting kit so you have everything in one place when you're ready to play. Modern and Durable Construction: Transform your man cave or game room into your own private pub with this dartboard cabinet's sophisticated appearance made of high-grade solid wood coated with veneer to protect against wear and tear. It is constructed with quality hinges for smooth opening and closing. The multifunctional cabinet doors contains scoreboards and also act as shield for your walls against wayward dart throws. Tournament Quality Dartboard Set: This premium 18-inch bristle dartboard has a self-healing texture that increases board resilience for long-lasting use. The staple-free bulls eye target feature also increases shooting potential and accuracy so you can earn more points during the game. Complete Accessories Included: This dartboard set includes everything you need for assembly and play for your satisfaction and convenience. The kit includes a wall mounting bracket, 6 steel tip darts and flights, a score board and 1 marker to get you started immediately.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Viper by GLD Regulation Bristle Steel Tip Dartboard Set
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 11
3. STREET WALK Magnetic Dartboard
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 9
One80 Gladiator Dartboard
6. ONE80 Gladiator Dartboard
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
7. Winmau DWIN500-5 Blade 5 Bristle Dartboard
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 14
8. IgnatGames Professional Dart Board Set
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 11
9. Unicorn Eclipse Pro Bristle Dartboard
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 11
10. Power Your Fun Magnetic Roll Up Dartboard For Kids
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
12. Hey! Play! TG Champion Tournament Bristle Dartboard
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
13. Barrington Billiards Bristle Dartboard Cabinet Set
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 7
WIN.MAX Electronic Soft Tip LCD Dartboard Set
14. WIN.MAX Electronic Soft Tip LCD Dartboard Set
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 12

An Overview On Dartboards

The game of darts actually offers several benefits, including increased hand-eye coordination and improved concentration. Of course, the game is also fun and a great way to let off some steam after a busy day at work or school. As you search for the best dartboard, keep the following features in mind.

Consider the age range of the person you are buying the dartboard for. There are magnetic models for small children, which is a safe way to get them started with the game. Teens and adults would do best with a premium-grade sisal dartboard, as these are self-healing.

Determine where you want to set the dartboard up. If you have a fancier entertainment space, you’ll want to go with a set that sits inside a cabinet. A garage or basic game room would do just fine with an open dartboard, but you’ll need to review the mounting equipment. Some are a little more difficult to install than others and require the use of a measuring tape. If you’re searching for a model that is easier to set up, go with one that uses a triple wheel lock-and-level system, as it can attach to any surface in seconds.

Review any added features last. For example, a movable number ring has multiple benefits. It allows you to increase your gameplay, while also keeping players from putting too many holes in one section. There are even dartboards on the market that come with complimentary game guides, as well as models that have scoreboards and a set of chalk for keeping tabs on who’s winning.

DWYM Fun Fact

The origin of darts can be traced back to the 1300s when English soldiers used them to pass the time. The men would toss sharp objects at upturned casks or tree trunks. Not only did this activity give them a way to let off some steam, but it also helped the military men practice their aim.

The game of darts that we know today was invented in 1896 by a carpenter named Brian Gamlin. Although darts are often a fun activity for bar patrons, they are also considered a competitive sport by professional players. In fact, the National Dart Association (NDA) was formed in 1986 and now has 46,000 registered players.

The Dartboard Buying Guide

  • Review the product packaging to determine who easy or hard the dartboard is to install.
  • Check the weight of the board, as some boards are heavy and not safe for use with small children.
  • Keep in mind that some bards are better suited for light throwers, while others are more ideal for hard throwers.
  • Set up your dartboard in a location that is nice and dry and never use a liquid to clean the board. Moisture will destroy the dartboard.
  • Darts are not always included. If the model you’re interested in doesn’t include a set of darts, you’ll want to factor the price of the darts into your overall purchase.
  • While dartboards are often competitively priced, you’ll want to check exactly what you’re getting for the cost. Of course, models for children, like the Marky Sparky Kid-Safe Indoor Magnetic Dartboard, aren’t going to amount to as much as adult sets. When it comes to adult dartboards, you’ll find the Viper by GLD Regulation Bristle Steel Tip Dartboard has a more secure mounting system, the STREET WALK Magnetic Dartboard comes with a magnetic darts and the Squad Hero Illuminated Kids Safe Magnetic Dartboard offers a built-in USB port.