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The kids got bought one of these a couple of years ago by my husbands Auntie. It cost her about £15- I see they're selling on Amazon for less than this.
It comes rolled up in a tube, making it easy to store. The dart board is standard sized and like a heavy 'cloth' material which is magnetic, but it isn't heavy in weight. It's well made and the printing is visible. It's reversible having a standard dart board on one side and a 'closest to the bull' target game on the other. There are six coloured darts, weighted at the end and tipped with magnets instead of arrows. After a few years it's all still in good condition and still in working order.
After unrolling the board hangs up flat on the wall, we use a picture hook for this. Then you just throw the darts at it. The darts do stick but sometimes bounce off the board, they also hang off the board abit making it easy to knock them off when throwing another dart. It's not particularly accurate, but is accurate enough for the kids who aren't really playing seriously they just like throwing the darts. The kids enjoyed playing with it.
Of course the main plus with this dart board is the fact that the darts don't hit the wall and leave holes everywhere. A negative would be trying to replace the darts if lost.
It's safe to use and easy to store but on the other hand the darts just don't hit the target properly. The 'nearest the bulls eye' game is easier and that's what the kids played mostly.
I would recommend it for children who want a dart board to play with as it's safer for them, but wouldn't recommend this for adults who want to play proper darts, so for that reason 3 stars.
I bought one of these for my fiancé a few years ago, before I bought him an actual dartboard as a jokey present for Christmas, he kept on about getting a dartboard and I kept saying I wasn't going to be a darts widow so he couldn't have one. I then bought him this in the November to 'shut him up' before presenting him with the actual item on Christmas Day.
I paid £11.99 + p&p from Amazon and waited in anticipation it coming through the post. Once arrived, wrapped and presented to fiancé, wild amusement prevailed, although I think he was unsure whether this meant he would ever get a real dartboard! The board itself was rolled up in a tube container, which kept it neat and tidy and in a nice roll shape. Not good when unrolling as it now had a permanent kink in the board. Rather like a roll of wallpaper, it kept wanting to roll back up again. The darts are plastic dark flights with a flat magnetic cap on the end. Once you throw the dart at the dartboard it then sticks, by way of magnet, to the board.
The accuracy level of this game is very limited, after all if you throw a dart too close to another dart, it will either move the first dart from position, make the already landed dart jump away from the second dart or it can also land sidewards on darts already on the board. If this was a couple of pounds toy, I would put it away in the bin and not complain too much about it, but due to it being £12, it is a bit expensive as a throw away gimmick. For the money, they should have thought about it a little harder. It is alright for a drunken game with the lads though.
I love my darts and often dabble in a game at my local. My nephew is also a fan of chucking arrows. The problem is as he is only 12 years old he can only play whilst supervised. So as a present I got him a magnetic dart set. I bought the set from Amazon for £14.99.
The set comes in a solid tube (bit like tube that would hold a bottle of alcohol). The tube contains a scroll when unravelled reveals a fabric dartboard. Behind the fabric is a flexible metallic layer suitable for magnets to attach too. You also get two sets of 3 x metalice darts. The shaft and flight are made of a tough, durable plastic with a small magnet built in for the nib to attach the dart to the board.
To set up simply unravel the dartboard and hook the attached string onto a nail or screw in a wall. Sometimes my nephew will just hang the board from a door handle or wardrobe which works fine.
The darts have a little weight to them which allows you to control your throw. When hitting the board they do stick to the first point of impact with a good deal of accuracy. My only qualm is that if you get two or three darts too close together then they can move and attach to each other making it very difficult to land the perfect 180!
My nephew spends hours playing darts all-round the house and is a perfect gift for any youngster hooked by the oche. The fun of the pub sport safe for all ages.
I was bought this as a gift quite a few years ago and although I no longer seem to have (probably left in a share house at some point) it was great fun to use and a cheap way to occupy time when I was part of a house full of students.
The dartboard consists of a sheet of fabric which is hung on the wall using the cord provided. It does require putting a srew or nail into the wall to hang the cord from.
The dartboard is a standard layout (one to twenty with the appropriate areas marking a double or treble score and of course the bullseye). The fiberous sheet is magnetic which allows the dars to stick in place.
The darts consist of a flat circular magnet with plastic flights attached to the back. The head of the magnet is quite wide so you do not get the precision of regular darts, but they fly easily and it takes some skill to learn to aim them well.
The darts are quite weighty and can do some damage to the paintwork of your wall if you miss the dartboard, however the dartboard seems thick enough to protect the paint behind it (unless you throw really really hard)
As the darts are magnetised they stick to the board by magnetism. This does mean they can slide a bit when they hit the board again making it less precise than regular darts.
I found that after the initial excitment of the board with my student friends we did grow bored of it after a few weeks, but still came back to visit the toy ocassionally. With added commentry in the style of the TV show 'bullseye' (I don;t think it's still going) it is good fun and addictive.
The board and darts are well made and the darts seem to have survived a fair amount of abuse and 'hard lobbing' at the wall.
This magnetic dartboard now sells for £20 on amazon. As I recieved it as a gift I don;t now if this has varied over the past few years. For £20 it is a bit pricey for what it is, but for novelty value makes a good gift that provides a lot of entertainment.
A double-sided magnetic dartboard complete with 6 darts