Electronic Bristle Dartboard

Electronic Bristle Dartboard

Genuine Bristle Dartboard with Electronic Scoring (Image courtesy Hammacher Schlemmer)By Andrew Liszewski

Most ‘sports’ only require you to have the ability to count up by 1 point at a time whenever someone scores. Basketball and football does make things a bit tougher with different values assigned based on how you score, but not by much. Darts however is a whole other world since it replaces simple addition with both subtraction and multiplication… often at the same time! Needless to say I’m a big fan of electronic, self-scoring dartboards.

This one not only keeps track of the score for up to 8 players, but also uses a traditional bristle surface on the actual board. Since metal tipped darts simply slide between the bristles, the surface doesn’t show punctures, and self-heals when the dart is removed. Of course if you can’t find a friend to play with, let alone 7, the board includes a virtual opponent with realistic sound and vocal effects so you don’t feel quite as lonely. It even has a handicap feature if you get tired of being beaten by the computer player.

It can be found at Hammacher Schlemmer for $149.95.

[ Genuine Bristle Dartboard With Electronic Scoring ]